People with disabilities
There are several classifications for disabilities in the paralympics, the actual competitors allowed will vary from sport to sport. The categories of disability are: * Amputee: Athletes with a partial or total loss of at least one limb. * Cerebral Palsy: Athletes with non-progressive brain damage, for example cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke or similar disabilities affecting muscle control, balance or coordination. * Intellectual Disability: Athletes with a significant impairment in intellectual functioning and associated limitations in adaptive behavior. (This category is currently suspended.) * Wheelchair: Athletes with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities which require them to compete in a wheelchair. * Visually Impaired: Athletes with vision impairment ranging from partial vision, sufficient to be judged legally blind, to total blindness. * Les Autres: Athletes with a physical disability that does not fall strictly under one of the other five categories, such as dwarfism, multiple sclerosis or congenital deformities of the limbs such as that caused by thalidomide
people with somthing wrong with them
The paralympics are for disabled people
In 2012 Paralympics
there is an olympic flame at the paralympics
Paralympics Ireland was created in 1987.
The Paralympics is like the Olympics, but for people with disabilities. Hope this answer is helpful.
Yes diving is in the paralympics. It was in the Beijing Paralympics 2008.
The first Paralympics were held in Rome, Italy, in 1960. These were the first official Paralympics, and also the first international games. Italy won the first Paralympics with 29 gold medals.
Yes the paralympics do have the games each year.
Sir Ludwig Guttman invented the Paralympics in 1948.
The Paralympics are Olympics for the disabled. They are usually held the week after the Olympics
Paralympics are for physically disabled or blind athletes.
The Paralympics are a sporting event much like the Olympics but for athletes with physical disabilities. There are many different sports included in the Paralympics.