Description: Athletes have a health condition that either reduces or eliminates their ability to voluntarily contract their muscles in order to move or to generate force.

Example: Spinal cord injury (complete or incomplete, tetra-or paraplegia or paraparesis), muscular dystrophy, brachial plexus injury, Erb’s palsy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida, Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Sports available:

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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.

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


Paralympics Ireland

Irish Sport HQ
Sport Ireland Campus
Dubin 15
D15 D462

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Paralympics Ireland Title Sponsor

Paralympics Ireland International Partners

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