World Para Athletics Championships
The World Para Athletics Championships, known as the IPC Athletics World Championships prior to 2017, are a biennial Paralympic athletics event organized by World Para Athletics, a subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). It features athletics events contested by athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities. The first IPC Athletics World Championships were held in Berlin, Germany in 1994.
|Most recent season or competition:|
2019 World Para Athletics Championships
|Formerly||IPC Athletics World Championships (1994–2017)|
They are a Paralympic parallel to the World Athletics Championships for able-bodied athletes. Since 2011, when they switched from a quadrennial scheduling to biennial, the IPC championships have been held in the same years as the IAAF championships, although they are separate events and are not necessarily held in the same host city. In 2017, London, which previously hosted the 2012 Summer Paralympics, became the first city to host both the IAAF World Championships and World Para Athletics Championships in the same year.
|Edition||Year||Host City||Host Country||Dates||Venue||Events||Athletes||Nations||Best Nation|
|1||1994 ()||Berlin||Germany||22–31 July||Berlin Olympiastadion||1154||63|
|2||1998 ()||Birmingham||United Kingdom||6–16 August||Alexander Stadium||+1000||61|
|3||2002 ()||Lille||France||20–28 July||Stadium Nord Lille Métropole||+1000||75||China|
|4||2006 ()||Assen||Netherlands||2–10 September||Sports Park Stadsbroek||203||1097||76||China|
|5||2011 ()||Christchurch||New Zealand||21–30 January||Queen Elizabeth II Park||213||1060||80||China|
|6||2013 ()||Lyon||France||19–28 July||Stade du Rhône||207||1073||118||Russia|
|7||2015 ()||Doha||Qatar||22–31 October||Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium||212||1230||96||China|
|8||2017 ()||London||United Kingdom||14–23 July||Olympic Stadium, Stratford||210||1074||92||China|
|9||2019 ()||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||7–15 November||Dubai Club for People of Determination||172||1365||118||China|
|10||2022 ()||Kobe||Japan||Universiade Memorial Stadium|
- http://www.jobosport.nl/userfiles/documents/28.pdf - 1994 Results Book
- http://www.jobosport.nl/userfiles/documents/35.pdf - 2002 Results Book
- F = field athletes
- T = track athletes
- P = pentathlon
- 11-13 – visually impaired, 11 and 12 compete with a sighted guide
- 20 – intellectual disability
- 31-38 – cerebral palsy or other conditions that affect muscle co-ordination and control. Athletes in class 31-34 compete in a seated position; athletes in class 35-38 compete standing.
- 40-46 – amputation, les autre
- 51-58 – wheelchair athletes
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- IPC Athletics