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Classification - Get to know your T12s from your f44s

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16 May 2013

Some of the world’s best Paralympic athletes will star at the Sainsbury’s Grand Prix – Birmingham, which will host the inaugural IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final on Saturday 29 June.

A number of London 2012 gold medallists including Hannah Cockroft, Jonnie Peacock, David Weir and Richard Whitehead will descend on the Birmingham Alexander Stadium in the last meet of the seven event IPC Grand Prix series, which has seen athletes take to the track and field in Dubai, Sao Paulo, Grosseto, Arizona and Berlin.

The Birmingham Alexander Stadium will host 18 events, and the world’s top six ranked athletes will be invited to compete providing they have competed in at least one IPC Athletics Grand Prix. The two remaining places in each event will be filled by athletes specially invited by IPC Athletics to ensure a top class field.

The schedule for the Sainsbury’s Grand Prix – Birmingham, IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final is as follows:

MEN – T43/44 100m, T42 200m, T43/44 400m, T11/12 800m, T37 800m, T53/54 1500m, T20 1500m, F44 (42) Discus, F31/32/51 Club Throw, F40/41 Javelin

WOMEN – T34/35 100m, T45/46/47 200m, T33/34 200m, T37 400m, T53/54 1500m, T20 1500m, F40/41 Shot Put, F42/43/44 Long Jump

To further explain how athletes are categorised, the table below details the classification process. For example as a single leg below the leg amputee, Paralympic 100m champion Jonnie Peacock runs in the T44 class, while Hannah Cockroft competes in the T34 class, which is wheelchair athletes with cerebral palsy.

 

Classification  Disability  Level of impairment  Athletes 
T11 or F11  Athletes with a visual impairment  Most impairment   
T12 or F12     Libby Clegg
David Devine
Claire Williams
T13 or F13    Least impairment   
T20 or F20  Athletes with learning difficulties    Andy Kaar
Stephen Morris 
T31 or F31  Athletes with cerebral palsy (wheelchair)  Most impairment   
T32 or F32      Gemma Prescott 
T33 or F33      Kieran Tscherniawsky
T34 or F34    Least impairment  Hannah Cockroft 
T35 or F35  Athletes with cerebral palsy (ambulant)  Most impairment   
T36 or F36      Graeme Ballard
Paul Blake
Ben Rushgrove 
T37 or F37      Katrina Hart
Jenny McLoughlin
Beverley Jones
Bethany Woodward 
T38 or F38    Least impairment   
T40 or F40  Dwarf athletes    Kyron Duke 
T41 or F41  Double above knee amputee or physical impairment allowing similar movement     
F42 or F42  Single above knee amputee or physical impairment allowing similar movement    Aled Davies
Richard Whitehead 
T43 or F43  Double below knee amputee or physical impairment allowing similar movement     
T44 or F44  Single below knee amputee or physical impairment allowing similar movement    Dan Greaves
Jonnie Peacock
Stefanie Reid 
T45 or F45  Double above or below elbow amputee or physical impairment allowing similar movement    
T46 or F46  Single above or below elbow amputee or physical impairment allowing similar movement   Ola Abidogun
Sally Brown
Hollie Arnold 
T51 Wheelchair racers  Most impairment  Josie Pearson 
T52       
T53     Mickey Bushell 
T54   Least impairment  David Weir
Shelly Woods
F51  Seated field athletes  Most impairment   
F52       
F53      
F54      
F55     Robin Womack
F56      
F57     Nathan Stephens
F58   Least impairment   
       
      KEY: T= Track F= Field 

 

 

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