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Research Topics: Paralympic research

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Journal of Sports Sciences. Special edition on classification on Evidence-Based Classification in Paralympic Sport. Collection of 19 articles. 2021 (FULL TEXT)

Para sport classification systems perform two functions that are critical for the realisation of the IPC’s mission. First, a sport’s classification system defines the minimum impairment required to be eligible to compete in that Para sport. In this way, classification is fundamental to Para sport because, in a literal sense, it provides a framework for determining who is (and who is not) a Para athlete. Second, a classification system groups athletes into sport classes which control for the impact of impairment on the outcome of competition to ensure that, as far as possible, sporting excellence determines which athlete or team is ultimately victorious