Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Marathon event classes announced

"The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Marathon event will feature a total of five classes, including a class for men and women with visual impairments (T12), male amputees (T46), and men and women's wheelchair users  (T54). Athletes with visual impairment will be allowed to be accompanied by a guide runner. The players must hold the elbows of the guide runners or hold on the ropes and run, as they must not be separated by more than 50 cm."

Written with extracts from Jiji Press

April 8th 2019

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Marathon event will feature a total of five classes, including for a class for men and women with visual impairments (T12), male amputees (T46), and men and women’s wheelchair users  (T54). Athletes with visual impairments will be allowed to be accompanied by a guide runner. The players must hold the elbows of the guide runners or hold on the ropes and run, as they must not be separated by more than 50 cm.

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