Paralympic Nordic skiing
CLASSIFICATION BREAKDOWN as per Canadian Paralympic Committee
B1 - totally blind (no sight) B2 - partially sighted (visual acuity of 20/60 – limited sight) B3 - partially sighted (visual acuity above 20/60 to 6/60 –more sight than B2)
LW1 - double above-knee amputees LW2 - outrigger skiersLW3 - double below-knee amputees LW4 - skiers with prosthesisLW5/7- skiers without polesLW6/8 - skiers with one pole LW9/1 - disability of arm and leg (after amputation) LW9/2 - disability of arm and leg (cerebral palsy)
LW10 - high degree of paraplegia, no muscles in lower body LW11 - lower degree of paraplegia, with muscles in lower body LW12/1 - lower degree of paraplegia, lower incomplete paralysis LW12/2 - double above-knee amputees
Sit Skies are custom made and fitted to each athlete. Made of ultra light weight materials. Blind Skiers use head sets, sound location boxes to comunicatee with there aid...
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