IPC Athletics World Championships

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IPC Athletics World Championships
Sport Athletics
Founded 1994
Continent International (IPC)
TV partner(s) ParalympicSport.TV (Web-TV)

The IPC Athletics World Championships is an event organized by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Athletes with a physical disability compete, and in a few events athletes with an intellectual disability compete. Originally it was organised every four years, but this changed in 2011 and it is now organised biennially.[1]

The first IPC Athletics World Championships was held in Berlin, Germany in 1994.[2][3]

Championships[edit]

Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
Events
No. of
Athletes
1st 1994 (details) Berlin  Germany 22 Jul – 31 Jul Berlin Olympiastadion 1154
2nd 1998 (details) Birmingham  United Kingdom Aug – Aug Alexander Stadium over 1000
3rd 2002 (details) Lille  France 20 Jul – 28 Jul Stadium Nord Lille Métropole
4th 2006 (details) Assen  Netherlands 2 Sep – 10 Sep De Smelt 1200
5th 2011 (details) Christchurch  New Zealand 21 Jan – 30 Jan Queen Elizabeth II Park 213 1060
6th 2013 (details) Lyon  France 19 July – 28 July Stade du Rhône 207 1073
7th 2015 (details) Doha  Qatar Khalifa International Stadium
8th 2017 (details) London  United Kingdom July 2017 Olympic Stadium, Stratford

Classification[edit]

  • F = field athletes
  • T = track athletes
  • P = pentathlon
  • 11-13 – visually impaired, 11 and 12 compete with a sighted guide
  • 20 – intellectual disability
  • 31-38 – cerebral palsy or other conditions that affect muscle co-ordination and control. Athletes in class 31-34 compete in a seated position; athletes in class 35-38 compete standing.
  • 41-46 – amputation, les autre
  • 51-58 – wheelchair athletes

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