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Paralympic Sports: Wheelchair Rugby

CLASSIFICATION IN WHEELCHAIR RUGBY

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 Should this page be out of date please contact classification@paralympic.org.

Wheelchair rugby players are classified on a point system from 0.5 to 3.5.

 

Their points allocation is dependant on restrictions in arm and trunk function that impact wheelchair rugby skills such as ball handling (catching, passing, carrying the ball) and wheelchair manoeuvrability (start/stop/turn, tackling and blocking opponents). 

A team is composed of five players, and the sum of points must be 8 or less.

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