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Paralympic Sports: Taekwondo

CLASSIFICATION IN PARA TAEKWONDO

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 Should this page be out of date please contact classification@paralympic.org.

Taekwondo fighters are divided into multiple sport classes depending on the nature and degree of impairment. 

 

CLASSES

At the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games there will only be events for athletes with sport class K43 or K44 (combined, event named K44). There will be three weight categories per gender.

K43 includes athletes with bilateral amputation below the elbow, or equivalent loss of function in both upper limbs

K44 includes athletes with unilateral arm amputation (or equivalent loss of function), or loss of toes which impact the ability to lift the heel properly 

ELIGIBLE IMPAIRMENT TYPES
Impaired muscle power
Athetosis
Hypertonia
Limb deficiency
Ataxia