Who can enter the Paralympics?

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People with disabilities

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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

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