Origin of Handisport Athletics
Over the next 20 years, other disability categories were gradually included in Paralympic competitions, to the extent that track and field is now practiced in over 120 countries, making it the most popular Paralympic sport! The sport always attracts large numbers of spectators at international events, likely because of the captivating series of events happening in all four corners of the stadium, with running, jumping and throwing!
Athletes compete according to their functional classifications in each event. Some compete in wheelchairs, others with prosthetics, while those with visual impairments can run with a guide.