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.[1][2]

World Para Athletics Championships
Most recent season or competition:
2019 World Para Athletics Championships
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 were 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]

ChampionshipsEdit

SeniorEdit

Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
Events
No. of
Athletes
Best Nation
1 1994 (details) Berlin   Germany 22–31 July Berlin Olympiastadion 1154
2 1998 (details) Birmingham   United Kingdom 6–16 August Alexander Stadium + 1000   United Kingdom
3 2002 (details) Lille   France 20–28 July Stadium Nord Lille Métropole   China
4 2006 (details) Assen   Netherlands 2–10 September Sports Park Stadsbroek   China
5 2011 (details) Christchurch   New Zealand 21–30 January Queen Elizabeth II Park 213 1060   China
6 2013 (details) Lyon   France 19–28 July Stade du Rhône 207 1073   Russia
7 2015 (details) Doha   Qatar 22–31 October Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium 212 1230   China
8 2017 (details) London   United Kingdom 14–23 July Olympic Stadium, Stratford 210 1074   China
9 2019 (details) Dubai   United Arab Emirates 7–15 November Dubai Club for People of Determination 172 1365   China
10 2021 (details) Kobe[5]   Japan Universiade Memorial Stadium

Junior (U18/17 and U20)Edit

Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
Events
No. of
Athletes
Best Nation
1 2017 (details) Nottwil    Switzerland 3-6 August Sport Arena Nottwil 117 275   United States
2 2019 (details) Nottwil    Switzerland 1-4 August Sport Arean Nottwil 109 300   United States

All-time medal tableEdit

Senior (2011 to 2019)Edit

Junior (2017 to 2019)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)34111156
2  Brazil (BRA)1513735
3  Great Britain (GBR)1512936
4  Mexico (MEX)1510631
5  Germany (GER)13141138
6  India (IND)139628
7  Iran (IRN)125522
8  South Africa (RSA)1110627
9  Japan (JPN)111416
10  Spain (ESP)991331
11  Colombia (COL)85316
12  Turkey (TUR)83213
13  Poland (POL)68216
14  Australia (AUS)56920
15  Belarus (BLR)5409
16  Ecuador (ECU)53210
17  Austria (AUT)5229
18  Croatia (CRO)38112
19  Argentina (ARG)36413
20  Portugal (POR)3519
21  Canada (CAN)3418
22  United Arab Emirates (UAE)28515
23  Italy (ITA)27918
24  Saudi Arabia (KSA)2406
25   Switzerland (SUI)2327
26  Finland (FIN)2226
27  Chile (CHI)2204
28  Bulgaria (BUL)2114
  Mauritius (MRI)2114
30  Brunei (BRN)2024
31  France (FRA)13711
32  Norway (NOR)1236
33  Ireland (IRL)1203
34  Egypt (EGY)1124
35  New Zealand (NZL)1102
36  Iceland (ISL)1012
37  Belgium (BEL)0246
38  Jamaica (JAM)0213
39  Czech Republic (CZE)0123
40  Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)0101
Totals (40 nations)226191147564

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.

External linksEdit