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Classification Program



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The Portugal Paralympic Committee has established a program contract with the Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth (IPDJ). This contract intends to start a program to support the formation of sports classifiers in the various modalities.

In order to provide an appropriate response to the practice of sport by persons with disabilities, a system has to be created to minimize the impact of disability on sport performance and ensures that an athlete's success is determined by physical, emotional and training factors . This system is SPORTS CLASSIFICATION and provides the support structure for participation in sporting competition with total equity.

 

The sports classification:

      1. Determines who is eligible to compete in a particular sport or discipline;

       2. It groups the eligible athletes into sports classes according to their ability for the sport/ discipline.

        3. Classifiers are individuals trained and certified to be able to determine an athlete's sport class.

 

Goals:

This program was created to promote the formation of international sport classifiers, through the frequency of formations supervised by accredited entities.

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