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Paralympic Sports: Wheelchair Basketball

CLASSIFICATION IN WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

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 Should this page be out of date please contact classification@paralympic.org.

In wheelchair basketball players are classified on a point system from 1 to 4.5. 

 

While most athletes have normal arm and hand function, the main difference between classes are trunk control and sitting balance, which impact the reach of the player to catch and pass the ball (lower number means more restrictions).  

A team is composed of five players, and the sum of points must be 14 or less. 

ELIGIBLE IMPAIRMENT TYPES
Impaired muscle power
Athetosis
Impaired passive range of movement
Hypertonia
Limb deficiency
Ataxia
Leg length difference