Athletics at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Athletics
at the XV Paralympic Games
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Venue Estádio Olímpico João Havelange
Dates 8-18 September 2016
Competitors 1100 (660 men, 440 women)
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Athletics at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
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By Event
Track events
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men women
Field events
Long jump men women
High jump men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Club throw men women
By Classification
Classification Key
T/F11–13: Blind and visually impaired
T/F20: Intellectual disability
T/F31–38: Cerebral palsy
F40-41: Les Autres
T/F42–47: Amputees
T/F51–58: Spinal cord disability
T11-13
T11/F11 men women
T12/F12 men women
T13/F13 men women
T20
T20/F20 men women
T32-38
T32/F32 men women
T33/F33 men women
T34/F34 men women
T35/F35 men women
T36/F36 men women
T37/F37 men women
T38/F38 men women
T40-41
T40/F40 men women
T41/F41 men women
T42-47
T42/F42 men women
T43/F43 men women
T44/F44 men women
T45/F45 men women
T46/F46 men women
T47/F47 men women
T51-57
T51/F51 men women
T52/F52 men women
T53/F53 men women
T54/F54 men women
T55/F55 men women
T56/F56 men women
T57/F57 men women

Athletics events at the 2016 Summer Paralympics will be held in theEstádio Olímpico João Havelange in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from September 2016. 177 events will be held across two of the genders, and 1100 athletes will compete. The athletics programme will be the largest element of the Games 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 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
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
Field events
Long Jump >> >> >>
Shot Put >> >>
Discus >> >> >> >> >> >>
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

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