Multi-class Classification


Classification is a way of grouping athletes of a similar impairment or disability for the purpose of competition. Classification exists to try and create a “fair” competition amongst athletes of different disabilities.

In Little Athletics, Athletes with a disability compete together but are given a percentage score based on their classification upon completion of their event. The highest percentage wins the event. The scoring system and further information can be found here.

The classification groups are as follows:
• T/F 01 Hearing impairment (Deaf Sport classes)

• T/F 11-13 Visual impairment (Paralympic Classes)

• T/F 20 Intellectual impairment (Paralympic Classes)

• T/F 31-34 Athletes with hypertonia, ataxia or athetosis who compete sitting (Paralympic Classes)

• T/F 35-38 Athletes with hypertonia, ataxia or athetosis who compete standing (Paralympic Classes) • Cerebral Palsy & Acquired Brain Injury (Paralympic Classes)

• T/F 40-41 Athletes with Short Stature (Paralympic Classes)

• T/F 42-46 & T47 Athletes with limb deficiency, muscle weakness or joint restrictions who compete standing (Paralympic Classes)

• T 51-54 Wheelchair (Track Events) (Paralympic Classes)

• F 51-57 Wheelchair (Field Events) (Paralympic Classes)

• T/F 60 Transplant Recipients (Transplant Sport classes)