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Paralympic Sports: Rowing

CLASSIFICATION IN ROWING

This is a brief overview of the sport classes 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 Should this page be out of date please contact classification@paralympic.org.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 three sport classes in Para rowing.

 

CLASSES

PR1 are rowers with minimal or no trunk function who primarily propel the boat through arm and shoulder function. These rowers have poor sitting balance, which requires them to be strapped to the boat/seat.

PR2 are rowers that have functional use of arms and trunk but have weakness/absence of leg function to slide the seat. 

PR3 are rowers with residual function in the legs which allows them to slide the seat. This class also includes athletes with vision impairment.
 

ELIGIBLE IMPAIRMENT TYPES
Impaired muscle power
Athetosis
Impaired passive range of movement
Hypertonia
Limb deficiency
Ataxia
Vision Impairment