World Para Athletics Championships

World Para Athletics Championships
Most recent season or competition:
2017 World Para Athletics Championships
FormerlyIPC Athletics World Championships (1994–2017)
SportAthletics
Founded1994
ContinentInternational (IPC)

The World Para Athletics Championships, known as the IPC Athletics World Championships prior to 2017, are a biennial Paralympic athletics event organized by World Para Athletics, a subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). It features athletics events contested by athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities. The first IPC Athletics World Championships were held in Berlin, Germany in 1994.[1][2]

They are a Paralympic parallel to the IAAF World Championships in Athletics for able-bodied athletes. Since 2011, when they switched from a quadrennial scheduling to biennial, the IPC championships have been held in the same years as the IAAF championships, although they are separate events and were not necessarily held in the same host city. In 2017, London, which previously hosted the 2012 Summer Paralympics, became the first city to host both the IAAF World Championships and World Para Athletics Championships in the same year.[3][4]

Championships[edit]

Senior[edit]

Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
Events
No. of
Athletes
Best Nation
1 1994 (details) Berlin  Germany 22–31 July Berlin Olympiastadion 1154
2 1998 (details) Birmingham  United Kingdom 6–16 August Alexander Stadium + 1000  United Kingdom
3 2002 (details) Lille  France 20–28 July Stadium Nord Lille Métropole  China
4 2006 (details) Assen  Netherlands 2–10 September Sports Park Stadsbroek  China
5 2011 (details) Christchurch  New Zealand 21–30 January Queen Elizabeth II Park 213 1060  China
6 2013 (details) Lyon  France 19–28 July Stade du Rhône 207 1073  Russia
7 2015 (details) Doha  Qatar 22–31 October Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium 212 1230  China
8 2017 (details) London  United Kingdom 14–23 July Olympic Stadium, Stratford 210 1074  China
9 2019 (details) Dubai  United Arab Emirates 7–15 November Dubai Club 172 1365
10 2021 (details) Kobe[5]  Japan Universiade Memorial Stadium

Junior (U18/17 and U20)[edit]

Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
Events
No. of
Athletes
Best Nation
1 2017 (details) Nottwil   Switzerland 3-6 August Sport Arena Nottwil 117 275  United States
2 2019 (details) Nottwil   Switzerland 1-4 August Sport Arean Nottwil 109 300  United States

All-time medal table[edit]

Senior (2011 to 2019)[edit]

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Junior (2017 to 2019)[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)34111156
2 Brazil (BRA)1513735
3 Great Britain (GBR)1512936
4 Mexico (MEX)1510631
5 Germany (GER)13141138
6 India (IND)139628
7 Iran (IRN)125522
8 South Africa (RSA)1110627
9 Japan (JPN)111416
10 Spain (ESP)991331
11 Colombia (COL)85316
12 Turkey (TUR)83213
13 Poland (POL)68216
14 Australia (AUS)56920
15 Belarus (BLR)5409
16 Ecuador (ECU)53210
17 Austria (AUT)5229
18 Croatia (CRO)38112
19 Argentina (ARG)36413
20 Portugal (POR)3519
21 Canada (CAN)3418
22 United Arab Emirates (UAE)28515
23 Italy (ITA)27918
24 Saudi Arabia (KSA)2406
25  Switzerland (SUI)2327
26 Finland (FIN)2226
27 Chile (CHI)2204
28 Bulgaria (BUL)2114
 Mauritius (MRI)2114
30 Brunei (BRN)2024
31 France (FRA)13711
32 Norway (NOR)1236
33 Ireland (IRL)1203
34 Egypt (EGY)1124
35 New Zealand (NZL)1102
36 Iceland (ISL)1012
37 Belgium (BEL)0246
38 Jamaica (JAM)0213
39 Czech Republic (CZE)0123
40 Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)0101
Totals (40 nations)226191147564

Classification[edit]

  • F = field athletes
  • T = track athletes
  • P = pentathlon
  • 11-13 – visually impaired, 11 and 12 compete with a sighted guide
  • 20 – intellectual disability
  • 31-38 – cerebral palsy or other conditions that affect muscle co-ordination and control. Athletes in class 31-34 compete in a seated position; athletes in class 35-38 compete standing.
  • 40-46 – amputation, les autre
  • 51-58 – wheelchair athletes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IPC Athletics World Championships To Begin in France, International Paralympic Committee, 19 July 2002
  2. ^ The cultural politics of the paralympic movement, By David Howe, 2008, Social Science, Google Books
  3. ^ Hart, Simon (18 October 2012). "Olympic Stadium set to host 2017 World Paralympic Championships". The Daily Telegraph. London.
  4. ^ "London named host city for 2017 Paralympic World Championships". BBC sport. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Kobe to host 2021 World Para Athletics Championships". International Paralympic Committee. 23 April 2019.

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