Athlete Services

Paralympic Sports by Impairment Group

View the list below to determine what sports are eligible for each impairment group. 

The following sports are open to athletes with limb deficiency and/or leg length difference -

  • Summer Sports: Archery, Badminton, Boccia, Cycling, Equestrian, Paracanoe, Paratriathlon, Powerlifting, Rowing, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Tennis
  • Winter Sports: Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing (biathlon and cross country), Sled Hockey, Snowboarding, Wheelchair Curling

The following sports are open to short stature athletes –

  • Summer Sports: Badminton, Equestrian, Powerlifting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track and Field
  • Winter Sports: Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing (biathlon and cross country)

The following sports are open to athletes with a visual impairment

  • Summer Sports: Cycling, Equestrian, Goalball, Judo, Paratriathlon, Rowing, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field
  • Winter Sports: Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing (biathlon and cross country)

The following sports are open to athletes with impaired muscle power and/or impaired passive range of movement

  • Summer Sports: Archery, Badminton, Boccia, Cycling, Equestrian, Paracanoe, Paratriathlon, Powerlifting, Rowing, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Tennis
  • Winter Sports: Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing (biathlon and cross country), Sled Hockey, Snowboarding, Wheelchair Curling

The following sports are open to athletes with hypertonia, ataxia and/or athetosis

  • Summer Sports: Archery, Badminton, Boccia, Cycling, Equestrian, Paratriathlon, Powerlifting, Rowing, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Tennis
  • Winter Sports: Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing (biathlon and cross country), Sled Hockey, Snowboarding, Wheelchair Curling

The following sports are open to athletes with an intellectual impairment

  • Summer Sports: Swimming, Table Tennis, Track and Field