Athletics (Track & Field, Wheelchair Racing)
If you can sprint swiftly, throw forcefully, jump brawnfully while enduring a distance run; you have what it takes to be an Athletics competitor. At the Paralympic Games, Track & Field is a sport that attracts the largest number of athletes and spectors. It’s a sport that offers wide exposure to a range of competitions. Athletics has been part of the Paralypic Games since 1969 and the events are open to athletes in all disability groups from both genders.
With the dedication shown by the athletes and technological advancements, the sports have made umimaginable feats become a reality. Some compete in wheelchairs, while other with protheses, and visually impaired athletes compete with the guidence of a slighted compainion. IPC is the governing body of athletics through the International Paralympic Athletics Committee.
What’s in it for you?
Athletics help discover ones fullest potential, enhancing physical and psychological confidence. From getting you physically fit to building your perseverance level, athletics play a huge role in contouring a fine athlete. Athletics help improve the athletes physical and mental resistance. Wheelchair racers get an opportunity to strengthen their upper body, improve joint flexibility while gaining lower body independence through their course of training. On the other hand, track and field athletes build physical stamina in the arms, legs, abdominal, hip mobility, leg muscles and many others, in accordance to the nature of activity that they participate.
✓Amputees ✓Cerebral Palsy ✓Muscular Dystrophy ✓Spinal Cord Injury ✓Intellectually Disabled ✓Visually Impaired ✓Short Stature
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