IPC to finalise Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games sports program

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will this Saturday announce the final line-up of sports for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

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David Hall inducted into Australian Tennis Hall of Fame

Former wheelchair tennis player David Hall took his place among the pantheon of greats on Monday when he was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame.

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Kellerman earns Australian Open wild card

Adam Kellerman earned his place in his third straight Australian Open men’s singles main draw on Monday when the 24-year-old beat fellow Sydneysider Ben Weekes 64 61 in the wild card play-off between Australia’s top two ranked wheelchair tennis players.

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McGrath, Reynolds and Seipel impress at Canoe Sprint Championships

The Queensland Canoe Sprint Championships were held on the weekend at Lake Kawana with more than 100 athletes in action.

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Hokinoue stuns Oz Day 10k field

Nine-time champion Kurt Fearnley missed a place on the podium as Japan’s Kota Hokinoue surged to a sensational Oz Day 10k victory in Sydney on Monday.

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IPC to eliminate need to classify athletes at a Paralympic Games

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has adopted a `zero classification' policy in an effort to minimise the number of athletes who need to be classified in the final days leading up to or during a Paralympic Games.

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Help send our Paralympians to the Games

Six of Australia’s most exciting Paralympic athletes have today been unveiled as the faces of a new fundraising campaign from the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) urging members of the public to ‘pledge their belief in the Australian Paralympic Team.

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What is classification?

Classification is a term used frequently when referring to Paralympic Sport. Classification in Paralympic sport exists to support as fair competition as possible, amongst athletes with different impairments. It forms the structure for all  Paralympic competition, by grouping athletes with similar levels of functional ability into classes for equivalent competition. The outcomes of Paralympic competition then become based on athletic performance rather than on differences that exist in athletes disabilities.

Learn more about Classification