World Para Athletics Championships

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World Para Athletics Championships
Most recent season or competition:
2017 World Para Athletics Championships
FormerlyIPC Athletics World Championships (1994–2017)
SportAthletics
Founded1994
ContinentInternational (IPC)

The World Para Athletics Championships, known as the IPC Athletics World Championships prior to 2017, are a biennial Paralympic athletics event organized by World Para Athletics, a subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). It features athletics events contested by athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities. The first IPC Athletics World Championships were held in Berlin, Germany in 1994.[1][2]

They are a Paralympic parallel to the IAAF World Championships in Athletics for able-bodied athletes. Since 2011, when they switched from a quadrennial scheduling to biennial, the IPC championships have been held in the same years as the IAAF championships, although they are separate events and were not necessarily held in the same host city. In 2017, London, which previously hosted the 2012 Summer Paralympics, became the first city to host both the IAAF World Championships and World Para Athletics Championships in the same year.[3][4]

Championships[edit]

Senior[edit]

Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
Events
No. of
Athletes
Best Nation
1 1994 (details) Berlin  Germany 22–31 July Berlin Olympiastadion 1154
2 1998 (details) Birmingham  United Kingdom 6–16 August Alexander Stadium + 1000  United Kingdom
3 2002 (details) Lille  France 20–28 July Stadium Nord Lille Métropole  China
4 2006 (details) Assen  Netherlands 2–10 September Sports Park Stadsbroek  China
5 2011 (details) Christchurch  New Zealand 21–30 January Queen Elizabeth II Park 213 1060  China
6 2013 (details) Lyon  France 19–28 July Stade du Rhône 207 1073  Russia
7 2015 (details) Doha  Qatar 22–31 October Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium 212 1230  China
8 2017 (details) London  United Kingdom 14–23 July Olympic Stadium, Stratford 213 1074  China
9 2019 (details) Dubai  United Arab Emirates 7–15 November

Junior (U18 and U20)[edit]

Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
Events
No. of
Athletes
Best Nation
1 2017 (details) Nottwil   Switzerland 3-6 August Sport Arena Nottwil 275  United States

All-time medal table (Junior)[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)1881036
2 Iran (IRN)125522
3 Great Britain (GBR)114520
4 Mexico (MEX)87318
5 Colombia (COL)84214
6 Brazil (BRA)76316
7 Japan (JPN)7029
8 Australia (AUS)56920
9 Spain (ESP)55616
10 Germany (GER)55515
11 South Africa (SAF)4015
12 Poland (POL)3418
13 Turkey (TUR)3115
14 Argentina (ARG)25310
15 India (IND)2305
16 Canada (CAN)2215
17 Chile (CHI)2204
18 Austria (AUT)2125
 Ecuador (ECU)2125
20 Saudi Arabia (KSA)2002
21 Italy (ITA)14510
22 Croatia (CRO)1304
23 Portugal (POR)1214
24 New Zealand (NZL)1102
  Switzerland (SUI)1102
26 Bulgaria (BUL)1012
 Norway (NOR)1012
28 United Arab Emirates (UAE)0527
29 Belarus (BLR)0303
30 Belgium (BEL)0224
31 Jamaica (JAM)0213
32 Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)0101
 Czech Republic (CZE)0101
34 France (FRA)0011
 Iceland (ISL)0011
Totals (35 nations)1179476287


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.
  • 40-46 – amputation, les autre
  • 51-58 – wheelchair athletes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IPC Athletics World Championships To Begin in France, International Paralympic Committee, 19 July 2002
  2. ^ The cultural politics of the paralympic movement, By David Howe, 2008, Social Science, Google Books
  3. ^ Hart, Simon (18 October 2012). "Olympic Stadium set to host 2017 World Paralympic Championships". The Daily Telegraph. London.
  4. ^ "London named host city for 2017 Paralympic World Championships". BBC sport. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.

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