PARA ATHLETES

Early Races

708 BC Ancient Pentathlon: run, long jump, javelin, discus, wrestling

1040 Fell Running: 1.5-20 km, open terrain, many hills

1860 Steeple Chase: 3,000 m run + 28 barriers & 7 water jumps

1876 Cross Country Running: 4-12 km, open terrain

1912 Modern Pentathlon: fencing, swimming, show jumping, pistol shooting, track run

1946 Military Pentathlon Obstacle Run: 500 m + 20 obstacles

PARA OBSTACLE ATHLETES

Para Obstacle is under the regulation of the FISO Para-athlete Commission with the goals of:

  • Ensuring compliance of races to para-athlete accessibility
  • Representing para-athletes and ensures compliance of World Obstacle with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) standards.

World Obstacle provides Para-Athlete coach training and competitions and encourages athletes of all abilities to compete. We uphold the ideals of the IPC, which are:

ASPIRATION

To make for a more inclusive society for people with an impairment through Para-sport.

COURAGE

Para-athletes through their performances showcase to the world what can be achieved when testing your body to its absolute limits.

DETERMINATION

Para-athletes have a unique strength of character that combines mental toughness, physical ability and outstanding agility to produce sporting performances that regularly redefine the boundaries of possibility.

PARALYMPIC VALUES

INSPIRATION

As role models, Para Athletes maximise their abilities, thus empowering and exciting others to participate in sport.

EQUALITY

Through sport Para Sthletes challenge stereotypes and transform attitudes, helping to increase inclusion by breaking down social barriers and discrimination towards people with an impairment.

Downloads

Para-OCR Competition Rules (pdf) Download Para-OCR Coach Development (pdf) Download
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