Disciplines

Athletes who compete standing up

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F40, F41
The F40, F41 classes are designated for athletes of short stature. There are throwing events for these classes, including shot put, discus, and javelin.

T42-47, F42-46
In addition to the short stature classes, there are 11 classes for athletes with limb deficiencies (6 track classes, 5 throwing classes, 5 jumping classes). Events offered for athletes in these classes include 100m, 200m, 400m, 1500m, marathon, long jump, high jump, shot put, discus, and javelin. Athletes in the 40s classes often have amputations or deficiencies that effect limb function. Athletes within this class are ambulatory, and compete from a standing position. Ambulatory para-athletes train much the same as their able bodied teammates with little adaptation. Many athletes in this group compete with the use of a prosthetic. Feedback and clear communication with their prosthetist and coach is important to make sure their equipment is supporting their bodies and training needs well.

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