Athletics at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Athletics
at the XV Paralympic Games
Athletics, Rio 2016 (Paralympics).png
Venue Estádio Olímpico João Havelange
Dates 8-18 September 2016
Competitors 1100 (660 men, 440 women)
2012
2020

Athletics events at the 2016 Summer Paralympics were held in the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from September 2016. 177 events were held across two of the genders, and 1100 athletes competed. The athletics programme was the largest element of the Games programme in terms of entrants and medals awarded.

Classification and events[edit]

Athletes are given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allows athletes to compete against others with a similar level of function.

The athletics classifications are:

  • 11–13: Blind (11) and visually impaired (12, 13) athletes
  • 20: Athletes with an intellectual disability
  • 31–38: Athletes with cerebral palsy; 31-34 for wheelchair events, 35-38 for ambulant (running) events
  • 40-41: Les Autres (others) (including people with dwarfism)
  • 42–47: Amputees
  • 51–58: Athletes with a spinal cord disability

The class numbers were given prefixes of "T" and "F" for track and field events, respectively. High jump and Long jump, while field events, usually attract a "T" classification

Visually impaired athletes classified 11 run with full eye shades and a guide runner; those classified 12 have the option of using a guide; those classified 13 do not use a guide runner. Guide runners are awarded medals alongside their athletes.

On 9 June 2015, the IPC announced the final make up of the Rio 2016 athletics programme. There have been several changes in the programme, including the elimination of triple jump events, and the reduction of events requiring a factoring system, as this was seen[by whom?] to undermine the image of the event as sport.

The following is a summary of all athletics events taking place at the Games:[1]

Event summary table[edit]

Athletics at the 2016 Summer Paralympics - Men's Events (96)
Classification
Event
Visual Impairment ID Cerebral Palsy athletes
T32-34 Wheelchair : T35-38 Ambulant
RG Amputee athletes Wheelchair athletes
Spinal injuries
T11 T12 T13 T20 T32 T33 T34 T35 T36 T37 T38 T40 T41 T42 T43 T44 T45 T46 T47 T51 T52 T53 T54 T55 T56 T57
F11 F12 F13 F20 F32 F33 F34 F35 F36 F37 F38 F40 F41 F42 F43 F44 F45 F46 F47 F51 F52 F53 F54 F55 F56 F57
Track events
100 metres >> >> >> >>
200 metres >>
400 metres >> >> >>
800 metres >>
1500 metres >> >> >> >>
5000 metres >> >>
Marathon >> >> >> >>
4 × 100 m relay
4 × 400 m relay
Field events
High Jump >> >>
Long Jump >> >> >>
Shot Put >> >> >>
Discus >> >> >> >>
Javelin >> >> >> >> >> >>
Club throw
Athletics at the 2016 Summer Paralympics - Women's Events (81)
Classification
Event
Visual Impairment ID Cerebral Palsy athletes
T32-34 Wheelchair : T35-38 Ambulant
RG Amputee athletes Wheelchair athletes
Spinal injuries
T11 T12 T13 T20 T32 T33 T34 T35 T36 T37 T38 T40 T41 T42 T43 T44 T45 T46 T47 T51 T52 T53 T54 T55 T56 T57
F11 F12 F13 F20 F32 F33 F34 F35 F36 F37 F38 F40 F41 F42 F43 F44 F45 F46 F47 F51 F52 F53 F54 F55 F56 F57
Track events
100 metres >> >> >> >> >>
200 metres >> >> >>
400 metres >> >> >> >> >>
800 metres >>
1500 metres >> >>
5000 metres >>
Marathon >> >> >>
4 × 100 m relay
4 × 400 m relay
Field events
Long Jump >> >> >>
Shot Put >> >>
Discus Throw >> >> >> >> >> >>
Javelin >> >> >> >>
Club throw


Key:

  • ID : Classifications for intellectual disability
  • RG : Les Autres classification, including dwarfism and restricted growth
  • ● : Event in this classification
  • >> : Competitors in this classification may take part in event for the next competed classification, e.g. T33 may compete in T34 event, or both T35 and T36 athletes may compete in a T37 event.

Schedule[edit]

OC Opening ceremony  ●  Event finals CC Closing ceremony
September 2016 7
Wed
8
Thu
9
Fri
10
Sat
11
Sun
12
Mon
13
Tue
14
Wed
15
Thu
16
Fri
17
Sat
18
Sun
Gold
medals
Athletics OC 10 20 16 19 14 19 14 19 14 25 5 CC 177

Medal summary[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)32231267
2 United States (USA)1615940
3 Great Britain (GBR)1471132
4 Germany (GER)99725
5 Brazil (BRA)8141133
6 Tunisia (TUN)76619
7 Cuba (CUB)61310
8 South Africa (RSA)56415
9 Poland (POL)49417
10 Ukraine (UKR)47718
11 Algeria (ALG)45615
12 Thailand (THA)4329
13 Australia (AUS)391426
14 Canada (CAN)3328
15 France (FRA)3249
 New Zealand (NZL)3249
17 Spain (ESP)3227
18 Morocco (MAR)3216
19 Netherlands (NED)3137
 Uzbekistan (UZB)3137
21 Kenya (KEN)3126
22 Malaysia (MAS)3014
23 Ireland (IRL)2215
 Italy (ITA)2215
25 Belgium (BEL)2114
 India (IND)2114
27 Iraq (IRQ)2103
 Switzerland (SUI)2103
29 Latvia (LAT)2024
30 Nigeria (NGR)2013
 Serbia (SRB)2013
32 Iran (IRI)16512
33 Greece (GRE)1225
 Namibia (NAM)1225
35 Colombia (COL)1157
36 Argentina (ARG)1113
 Croatia (CRO)1113
 Finland (FIN)1113
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)1113
 United Arab Emirates (UAE)1113
41 Lithuania (LTU)1102
42 Mexico (MEX)1023
43 Bahrain (BRN)1001
 Bulgaria (BUL)1001
 Kuwait (KUW)1001
46 Japan (JPN)0336
47 Venezuela (VEN)0325
48 Azerbaijan (AZE)0314
49 Qatar (QAT)0202
50 South Korea (KOR)0123
51 Denmark (DEN)0112
52 Ivory Coast (CIV)0101
 Egypt (EGY)0101
 Ethiopia (ETH)0101
 Hungary (HUN)0101
 Uganda (UGA)0101
57 Portugal (POR)0022
58 Cape Verde (CPV)0011
 Czech Republic (CZE)0011
 Saudi Arabia (KSA)0011
 Mozambique (MOZ)0011
 Sri Lanka (SRI)0011
 Slovakia (SVK)0011
 Turkey (TUR)0011
 Vietnam (VIE)0011
Totals (65 nations)175171166512

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Final Paralympic Games Athletics Programme from www.paralympics.org, Official website of the IPC.

External links[edit]