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Paralympic Sports: Canoe

CLASSIFICATION IN PARA CANOE

This is a brief overview of the sport and is in no way legally binding. In all cases the sport specific classification rules will take precedence. Should this page be out of date please contact classification@paralympic.org.

There are two disciplines, each with a specific classification which is based on the same principle. 

 

CLASSES

KL1/VL1  is for athletes who propel with their arms only. 

KL2/VL2  propel themselves with their arms and trunk. 

KL3/VL3  have full function of their arms and trunk, and partial function in the legs. 
 

ELIGIBLE IMPAIRMENT TYPES

Impaired muscle power

Impaired passive range of movement

Limb deficiency