Sports

Athletics

  • Summer
    Game
  • Rio
    2016
  • Tokyo
    2020

Athletics

Similar to the Olympics, athletics is a very popular sport in the Paralympic program, and always attracts a large number of spectators. Athletes are placed in a classification according to their impairment type and level (e.g. limb deficiency, visual impairment, intellectual impairment), and compete within each classification. Look out for athletes who use equipment such as specialized wheelchairs, flex-foot cheetahs, and prosthetic hands. Watch how the equipment functions like a part of the athlete's own body!