World Para Athletics Championships

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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.[1][2]

World Para Athletics Championships
Most recent season or competition:
2019 World Para Athletics Championships
World Para Athletics logo.svg
FormerlyIPC Athletics World Championships (1994–2017)
SportAthletics
Founded1994
ContinentInternational (IPC)

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.[3][4][5]

ChampionshipsEdit

Edition Year Host City Host Country Dates Venue Events Athletes Nations Best Nation
1 1994 (details) Berlin   Germany 22–31 July Berlin Olympiastadion 1154 63
2 1998 (details) Birmingham   United Kingdom 6–16 August Alexander Stadium +1000 61
3 2002 (details) Lille   France 20–28 July Stadium Nord Lille Métropole +1000 75   China
4 2006 (details) Assen   Netherlands 2–10 September Sports Park Stadsbroek 203 1097 76   China
5 2011 (details) Christchurch   New Zealand 21–30 January Queen Elizabeth II Park 213 1060 80   China
6 2013 (details) Lyon   France 19–28 July Stade du Rhône 207 1073 118   Russia
7 2015 (details) Doha   Qatar 22–31 October Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium 212 1230 96   China
8 2017 (details) London   United Kingdom 14–23 July Olympic Stadium, Stratford 210 1074 92   China
9 2019 (details) Dubai   United Arab Emirates 7–15 November Dubai Club for People of Determination 172 1365 118   China
10 2022 (details) Kobe   Japan Universiade Memorial Stadium

PlacingEdit

Medals (2011-2019)Edit

ClassificationEdit

  • 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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IPC Athletics World Championships To Begin in France, International Paralympic Committee, 19 July 2002
  2. ^ The cultural politics of the paralympic movement, By David Howe, 2008, Social Science, Google Books
  3. ^ Hart, Simon (18 October 2012). "Olympic Stadium set to host 2017 World Paralympic Championships". The Daily Telegraph. London.
  4. ^ "London named host city for 2017 Paralympic World Championships". BBC sport. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Kobe to host 2021 World Para Athletics Championships". International Paralympic Committee. 23 April 2019.

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