KIEV, UKRAINE - The WRF Pararafting Commission chaired by Mr. Oleksandr Bakanychev has published the sport categories for Para Rafting competitions; according to the International Para Olympic Committee requirements, the Commission composed by Mr. Bakanychev, Mr. Andrey Batalov, Mr. Makar Sargsyan, Mis. Tetiana Kulbaka has presented its preliminary findings.
During the WRF 2018 Para Rafting Pre-Worlds in Kiev (4-8 October) the new WRF Para Rafting Programme will be presented by the Commission.
PARA RAFTING CLASSIFICATION
Class 1 A (Only arms can work)
Class 2 TA (Only arms and torso can work)
Class 3 LTA (Legs, torso, arms can work )
Spinal level impairment
Autism spectrum disorders
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Cerebral Palsy with intellectual disability
Class B1: (a very low visual acuity and/ or no light perception)
Class B2: (a higher visual acuity and/ or a visual field of less than 5 degrees radius)
Class B3: (the least severe visual impairment eligible, the highest visual acuity and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees radius)
Hard of hearing athletes