Intellectual impairment

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Intellectual disability means a significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information and to learn and apply new skills (impaired intelligence).”

Athletes wishing to compete in the intellectual impairment sport classes must fulfil three criteria:

  • Intellectual functioning (IQ) at or below 75;
  • Significant limitations in adaptive behavior; and
  • Disability onset before age 18.