What is disability classification?
Classification is the process by which athletes are placed in the most appropriate group for competing following an assessment of their impairment. The British Paralympic Association have produced a short video which explains this further.
Physical Disability Classifications – a quick guide:
|Group||Classification Name||Typical Examples of Impairment Types*|
Spinal injury causing impairment to upper
Spinal injury causing no impairment to
*These are given as an example – final classification will be based on a full classification process at an event and may differ to the suggestion in this guide.