Classification

In Wheelchair Curling the sport class allocation is either

  • WC-E > Eligible
  • WC-NE > Non eligible

 

The Athlete must meet one of the following eligibility criteria to take part in international competitions:

  • Loss of power in the lower limbs (ex. Spinal Cord Injury, Poliomyelitis, Spina Bifida, Polyneuropathy).
  • One or double leg amputation.
  • Hypertonia (Spasticity), sufficient to prevent all ambulation or limit it to very short distances indoors.
  • Incoordination in the lower limbs (ex. Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy).
  • Severe permanent loss of movement in both legs (ex. Arthrogryposis).
  • Any combination of above impairment, which is severe enough to confine athlete to wheelchair for daily activity.

 

Would you like to find out more about classification in wheelchair curling? Click here for a detailed description: Classification Rules WCF