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Para-swimming classification is a function-based classification...

wikipedia - 11 Sep 2016
Para-swimming classification is a function-based classification system designed to allow for fair competition in disability swimming. The classes are prefixed with "S" for freestyle, butterfly and backstroke events, "SB" for breaststroke and "SM" for individual medley events. Swimmers with physical disabilities are divided into ten classes based on their degree of functional disability. Those with visual impairments are placed in three additional classes. A final class, S14, is reserved for swimmers
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SM8, T47, F38: What the classifications for para athletes mean - 10 Apr 2018
Each Paralympic sport has a different classification system. The letters are the easiest bit. Each refers to a different sport so “S” is for swimming “T” for track events such as sprinting, “F” for field events like javelin and “B” is for lawn bowls ...
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Zona relishes Commonwealth experience

Simcoe Reformer - 19 Apr 2018
The Waterford native spent time earlier this month in sunny Australia representing Team Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. A para-swimmer, Zona (19) entered the men's 200m individual medley SM8 classification. The 200m IM isn't the Holy Trinity ...
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Gold rush serves to amplify the advantages we enjoy

The Sydney Morning Herald - 13 Apr 2018
The 38 Commonwealth para events are a massive compression of the full range. The 2016 Paralympic Games had 528 medal events, compared with 306 in the Summer Olympics. There are 152 Paralympic swimming events, compared with 34 in the Olympics. The ...
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Commonwealth Games 2018: 10 things to look out for on the Gold Coast

The Guardian (blog) - 03 Apr 2018
Caster Semenya is a multiple world and Olympic champion, the South African flag bearer and one of the Games's biggest stars. She also competes under a cloud, with the IAAF threatening to reinstate a ban relating to testosterone levels that the Court of ...
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Phoenix trio impress at East Region Paralympic meet

Gazette - 28 Mar 2018
THREE swimmers from Colchester Phoenix were in action at the East Region Paralympic swimming meet in Newmarket. Helen Thompson, Mark Holmes and Holly Bocking, who all have Down Syndrome, are classified as S14 under the Paralympic system. They were ...

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