Thursday, June 28, 2012

Athletics: 12 Facts for London 2012

Here’s a list of 12 interesting things you should know about Athletics at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

There will be 1,100 athletes competing on the track and field in 170 medal events from 31 August – 9 September.
Athletes are grouped according to how much their impairment impacts their performance in their specific event.
• Classes 11-13: Athletes with a visual impairment.
• Class 20: Athletes with an intellectual impairment.
• Classes 31-38: Athletes with cerebral palsy, with classes 31-34 using a wheelchair to compete.
• Classes 40-46: Athletes with a loss of limb or limb deficiency.
• Classes 51-58: Wheelchair racers or field athletes who throw from a seated position.

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