Track and Field (aka Athletics) has been part of the Paralympic Games since 1960 and events are open to male and female athletes in all disability groups.
Advances in technology and athletes’ dedication to the sport have made once unimaginable feats become realities. Some compete in wheelchairs, others with prostheses, and athletes with blindness/visual impairment compete with the guidance of a sighted guide.
OKASA is a co-sponsor in the Endeavor Games with UCO.
Athletes compete according to their functional classifications in each event. These events are continually being redefined to include as many athletes as possible. Athletics includes:
Track Events: Sprint (20m. 60m, 100m, 200m, 400m), Middle Distance (800m, 1500m), Long Distance (5,000m, 10,000m), and Relay Races (4x100m, 4x400m)
Road Event: Marathon
Jumping Events: High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump
Throwing Events: Club, Discus, Shot Put, Javelin
Combined Events: Pentathlon (track and road events, jumping events and throwing events, depending on the athletes’ classification).
More detailed information on Athletics can be found at HERE.