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    I thought I'd do this thread. Below is a brief description of how the different classes work.

    Skiing:
    Classes B1-3 have a visual impairment and ski guided. (as a visually impaired person, the thought terrifies me and I've got more vision than them!) People in B1 class have the lowest amount of vision. They're unable to see the large letter "E" on the eye chart. Some may have some useful vision and have to wear eyeshades. B2 have a bit more vision than B1 althetes. They can see the letter "E" up to 4 metres.

    LW1-4 are standing athletes. The higher the number, the less severe the impairments.

    LW 5/7 have impairments in both arms

    LW 6/8 have an impairment in one arm

    LW9 have impairments in both arms and legs

    LW 10 - 12 are sit-skiers. The higher the number, the more severe the impairment.

    Wheelchair curling has just the one class. Some athletes who complete in this class may not use a wheelchair in daily life.

    In para-ice hockey, the players sit in sledges.

    Paralympics will be shown on Ch4.
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    I was watching summer Paralympics a while ago and was amazed by those athletes... I mean you have to have such a willpower to do all those things you are not expected to be able to do... like swimming with no arms or running blind. wow!!!!
    Winter Paralympics should be even more amazing.
 
 
 
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