Classification is a way of grouping athletes of a similar impairment or disability for the purpose of competition. Classification exists to create a “fair” competition amongst athletes of different disabilities. Each classification is organised through different organisations. See the below listing and links.
• Physical Impairment
• Hearing Impairment
• Vision Impairment
• Intellectual Impairment
For further information about classification, visit the Athletics Australia website.
Please note LAQ require athletes to be classified to compete at Association Carnivals, Regional and State Championships; provisional classification is sufficient.