sports on the Paralympic program are shared with the Olympic
Games: Archery, Athletics, Wheelchair Basketball, Cycling,
Equestrian, Wheelchair Fencing, Football 5-a-side, Football
7-a-side, Judo, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis,
Wheelchair Tennis, Volleyball.
four “unique” sports that are played at the Paralympic
Games are: Boccia, Goalball, Power lifting and Wheelchair
records are comparable with those of Olympic athletes.
Canadian athlete Donovan Bailey’s Olympic record in the
men’s 100 metres is 9.84 seconds; The Paralympic record of
Ajibola Adoye, a Nigerian arm amputee, in the same event is
four of the Power lifting weight categories Paralympic world
records exceed able-bodied world records by up to 12
some sports are open to all or most disability groups, in
other sports athletes from only one disability group can
participate. In Judo, for instance, compete only athletes
with visual impairment.