Sport : Fencing
Event : Wheelchair Tennis
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|Popular event also known as 'weightlifting' and has been at the Paralympics since 1964. Men and Women each compete in 10 body weight categories(see below).|
A minimum disability must be present and an ability to straighten both arms from a lying position, but there is no seperate classification for type of disability.
To attain a clean lift the bar is lowered from the supports to the chest then must be straight arm lifted and then held immobile until the referee signals. Each athlete has 3 attempts at a successful lift and disqualification occurs for non-clean lifts, exceeding time of 2 minutes from referees start signal, changing position or touching stands/assistants.
|Powerlifting Body Weight categories|
|<48 kilos||<40 kilos|
|<52 kilos||<44 kilos|
|<56 kilos||<48 kilos|
|<60 kilos||<52 kilos|
|<67.5 kilos||<56 kilos|
|<75 kilos||<60 kilos|
|<82.5 kilos||<67.5 kilos|
|<90 kilos||<75 kilos|
|<100 kilos||<82.5 kilos|
|+100 kilos||+82.5 kilos|
Athlete Profile - George Taamaru - New Zealand
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