World Para Athletics European Championships

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World Para Athletics European Championships
SportAthletics
Founded2003
ContinentEuropean (IPC)

The World Para Athletics European Championships, known prior to 2018 as the IPC Athletics European Championships is an event organized by World Para Athletics, the international athletics federation established under the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in 2016[1]. Athletes with a physical disability compete, and there is also a specific category for athletes with an intellectual disability. Organised biennially, the original Games ran from 2003-2005 as an Open Championship but the event was frozen in 2005, but returned in 2012 in Stadskanaal, Netherlands.

The first IPC Athletics European Championships was held in Assen, Netherlands in 2003 as an Open Championship.[2]

Championships[edit]

Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
Events
No. of
Athletes
Best Nation
IPC Athletics European Championships
1 2003 (details) Assen[3]  Netherlands 15 Jun – 21 Jun 700  Germany
2 2005 (details) Espoo[4]  Finland 22 Aug – 27 Aug Leppävaara stadium 750  United Kingdom
3 2012 (details) Stadskanaal  Netherlands 23 Jul – 28 Jul Stadskanaal Stadium 144 550  Russia
4 2014 (details) Swansea[5]  United Kingdom 18 Aug – 23 Aug Swansea University Stadium 193 550  Russia
5 2016 (details) Grosseto[6]  Italy 10 Jun – 16 Jun Stadio Olimpico Carlo Zecchini 171 700  Russia
World Para Athletics European Championships
6 2018 (details) Berlin[7]  Germany 20 Aug – 26 Aug Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark  Poland
Host cities of the games through 2016

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Para Athletics - About, from Paralympic.org, the official website of the IPC.
  2. ^ "History". paralympic.org. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Entry Deadline Approaching for Athletics Europeans". paralympic.org. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  4. ^ Burnett, Mike (16 August 2005). "Forget Helsinki". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Swansea to host 2014 IPC European Athletics Championships". athleticsweekly.com. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Grosseto 2016: About us". paralympic.org. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  7. ^ "IPC chooses Berlin to stage 2018 European Championships". BBC Sport. 16 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.