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Parlaympic classification description
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09:18, September 08, 2008

Following is the classification description for the Paralympic Games:

Archery

ST -- standing

W1 and W2 -- wheelchair

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Athletics

11, 12, 13 -- visually impaired

20 -- intellectually disability

32-38 -- cerebral palsy

42-46 -- amputees

51-58 -- wheelchair

T denotes track events, F denotes field events, P for pentathlon

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Boccia (for people with cerebral palsy)

BC1, BC2, BC3 and BC 4 for different levels of assistance needed

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Basketball

For wheelchair players

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Cycling

B1, B2, B3 for visually impaired

LC1, LC2, LC3 for increasingly levels of disability

CP--cerebral palsy

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Equestrian

Grade 1-2 -- wheelchair-bound competitors

Grade 3-5 -- other different disabilities

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Fencing

For wheelchair competitors

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Football 5-a-side

For visually impaired

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Football 7-a-side

For cerebral palsy

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Goalball

For visually impaired players

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Judo

For blind fighters

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Powerlifting

Open to all disabled athletes

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Rowing

LTA -- Legs, trunk and arms

TA -- Trunk and arms only

AW -- Arms only

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Rugby

For wheelchair-bound players

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Sailing

Open to all categories of disability

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Swimming

1-10: Cerebral palsy, amputees, wheelchair

11-13: visually impaired

S denotes freestyle, backstroke and butterfly

SB denotes breaststroke

SM denotes medley

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Shooting

For competitors with physical disabilities and cerebral palsy

SH1- competitors who do not need a shooting stand

SH2- competitors who need a shooting stand

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Table tennis

T1-T5: wheelchair-bound players

T6-T10: standing classes for players with physical disabilities and cerebral palsy

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Tennis

For wheelchair-bound players

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Sitting volleyball

For amputees and players with other disabilities

Source: Xinhua

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