Poster in the Stadium explaining classification

Classification

before the start of the Berlin Open Grand Prix 2018 international classification for athletes with physical and visual impairment will be offered in Berlin on June 27th to 29th.

Beginning from June 27th 2018 there will be the possibility for training at the Jahn-Sportspark.

 

Classification Schedule

The classification has been made by World Para Athletics. For questions regarding the classification schedule, please conatct World Para Athletic ipcathetics@paralympic.org.

 

PI Classification

 

PI Classification Schedule (as per June 26th 2018)

PI Classification will take place in the red building next to the warm-up stadium, Cantianstr. 24, 10437 Berlin on the ground floor, signs will lead the way inside the sportspark.

VI Classification

VI Classification Schedule (as per June 22nd 2018)

VI classification will take place at the Beuth-Hochschule, department of Optics, Kurfuerstenstr. 141, 10785 Berlin-Schoeneberg. A shuttle service will bring the athletes from the Jahn-Sporstpark to the classication venue. Meeting point is the PI classification venue. A meetingpoint will be marked. The starting times for the shuttle are written in the schedule. Please be there in time. If you want to come to the VI classification venue directly, please inform the LOC in advance (info@grandprixathletics.berlin) so the shuttle plan can be adopted.

 

Starting Classes

Athletics is one of the oldest and most liked sports in the world which it is also in the sports of people with a disability. To be able to gurantee a fair competition between athletes with different kinds of impairments a system of start classes has been developed.

Classes for track events (running/ wheelchair racing/jumps) are marked with a T in front of the class number. All technical events (throwing) are marked with a F for field.

Start classes 11 to 13 are for atheltes with visual impairments; blind athletes start in class 11.

Athletes with an intellectual impairments start in class 20.

In classes 32 to 38 athletes with different kinds of cerebral palsey are grouped.

Classes 42 to 46 are for athletes with amputations or other impairments in their limbs, while in class 40 all athletes are grouped that can not be allocated to another start class.

Athletes with spinal injuries start in classes 51 to 58.

More detailed information regarding classification and start classes can be found at the website of the International Paralympic Committee: Classification Information.