World Para Athletics Championships

World Para Athletics Championships
Most recent season or competition:
2017 World Para Athletics Championships
Formerly IPC Athletics World Championships (1994–2017)
Sport Athletics
Founded 1994
Continent International (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

Senior

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

Junior (U18 and U20)

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

All-time medal table (Junior)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 USA18810 36
2 Iran1255 22
3 Great Britain1145 20
4 Mexico873 18
5 Colombia842 14
6 Brazil763 16
7 Japan702 9
8 Australia569 20
9 Spain55616
10 Germany55515
11 South Africa4015
12 Poland3418
13 Turkey3115
14 Argentina25310
15 India230 5
16 Canada2215
17 Chile2204
18 Austria2125
19 Ecuador2125
20 Saudi Arabia2002
21 Italy14510
22 Croatia1304
23 Portugal1214
24 New Zealand1102
25  Switzerland1102
26 Bulgaria1012
27 Norway1012
28 United Arab Emirates0527
29 Belarus0303
30 Belgium0224
31 Jamaica0213
32 Czech Republic0101
33 Hong Kong0101
34 France0011
35 Iceland0011
Total1179476287


Classification

  • 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

References

  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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