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Athetosis / Hypertonia / Ataxia

Athetosis
Description: Athletes have continual slow involuntary movements.

Example: Cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke

Hypertonia
Description: Athletes have an increase in muscle tension and a reduced ability of a muscle to stretch caused by damage to the central nervous system.

Example: Cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis

Ataxia
 Description: Athletes have uncoordinated movements caused by damage to the central nervous system.

Example: Cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinocerebellar ataxia, Friederichs’ ataxia.

Sports available:

The following sports are eligible for athletes with athetosis, hypertonia or ataxia. Click on the sport for further sport-specific classification information.

Having an eligible impairment is not enough to be considered eligible for Para sport. Athletes also must meet the minimum impairment criteria for the sport which is set by the International Federations and aims to define how severe an impairment must be for an athlete to be considered eligible.

Sport
Archery Swimming
Athletics Table Tennis
Badminton Taekwondo
Boccia Triathlon
Cycling Wheelchair Basketball
Equestrian Wheelchair Fencing
Powerlifting Wheelchair Rugby
Rowing Wheelchair Tennis
Sitting Volleyball

 

Paralympics Ireland

Irish Sport HQ
Sport Ireland Campus
Blanchardstown
Dubin 15
Ireland
D15 D462

Registered Charity Number (CRA)

20041700

CHY Number

13420

Company Registration Number

339700t

Paralympics Ireland Title Sponsor

Paralympics Ireland International Partners

Governing Bodies

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