World ParaAthletics Championships
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The World ParaAthletics Championships, known as the IPC Athletics World Championships prior to 2017, 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.
They are a de facto parallel to the IAAF World Championships in Athletics for able-bodied athletes, and are held in the same years as the IAAF championships, although they are not organised separately by the respective governing bodies. London, who previously hosted both the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics, will become the first city to host both the IAAF World Championships in Athletics and World ParaAthletics Championships in the same year. The London event will also be the first branded as the "World ParaAthletics Championships".
|1st||1994 ()||Berlin||Germany||22–31 July||Berlin Olympiastadion||1154|
|2nd||1998 ()||Birmingham||United Kingdom||6–16 August||Alexander Stadium||over 1000|
|3rd||2002 ()||Lille||France||20–28 July||Stadium Nord Lille Métropole||China|
|4th||2006 ()||Assen||Netherlands||2–10 September||Sports Park Stadsbroek||China|
|5th||2011 ()||Christchurch||New Zealand||21–30 January||Queen Elizabeth II Park||213||1060||China|
|6th||2013 ()||Lyon||France||19–28 July||Stade du Rhône||207||1073||Russia|
|7th||2015 ()||Doha||Qatar||22–31 October||Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium||212||1230||China|
|8th||2017 ()||London||United Kingdom||14–23 July||Olympic Stadium, Stratford|
- 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
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