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Update to Rio 2016 para-athletics medals programme

IPC Athletics has announced that 27 of the 177 events planned for inclusion in the track and field programme at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are currently not meeting the minimum eligibility criteria as of 6 June 2014 due to the population of athletes.

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As a result the sport’s governing body has urged national federations to ensure that all athletes are registered and licensed in order to provide an accurate data reflection for each proposed event.

Should the events continue to not meet the criteria, then in line with the Rio 2016 Event Replacement Policy, the events will be removed from the programme and replaced.

Ryan Montgomery, Head of IPC Athletics, said: “When we announced the initial Rio 2016 Medal Event Programme last August our aim was to create greater gender equality and a wider spectrum of events for all classes.

“We still believe we can achieve this alongside the work of National Paralympic Committees. Currently though some events are in jeopardy of not making the programme due to the population of athletes.

“Before we make a final decision, we want to ensure that all athletes with the potential to compete at Rio 2016 are registered and licenced to ensure that we have the exact numbers because at the moment we do not think this is the case.”

The events currently not meeting the minimum eligibility criteria are as follows:

Male

Event; Class; Eligible Classes

100m; T33; T33

400m; T20; T20

1500m; T38; T38

5000m; T13; T13

High Jump; T44; T44

High Jump; T47; T45, T46, T47

Female

Event; Class; Eligible Classes

100m; T33; T33

100m; T51; T51

100m; T52; T52

400m; T20; T20

400m; T38; T38

400m; T44; T43, T44

400m; T52; T51, T52

800m; T34; T34

1500m; T11; T11

1500m; T46; T45, T46

Shot Put; F32; F32

Shot Put; F33; F33

Shot Put; F35; F35

Shot Put; F40; F40

Shot Put; F41; F41

Shot Put; F53; F53

Discus; F41; F40, F41

Discus; F52; F51, F52

Club Throw; F51; F51

Marathon; T12; T11, T12

Marathon; T46; T45, T46

IPC Athletics will announce the final Rio 2016 medal event programme in April 2015, in line with the Rio Event Replacement Policy. Further updates on events not meeting the minimal eligibility criteria will be provided following the conclusion of the 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea, Great Britain and the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, South Korea.