Rowing will be making its first Paralympic appearance in Beijing in 2008. The sport was selected for Paralympic inclusion in 2005, just three years after adaptive rowing made its debut on the world championship level in 2002.

At the 2006 FISA Rowing World Championships, the events included the men's and women's single sculls, the trunk-arms double sculls and the legs-trunk-arms mixed four with coxswain.  

Paralympic rowing competition is open to male and female athletes with a variety of physical disabilities.

E-mail your questions about rowing.  Find a local program in your community - visit the Paralympic Resource Network.