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What kind of disability do athletes in the Paralympic Judo competition have?

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posted Sep 13, 2016 by Niharika Singh

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Disability judo classification is the medical classification system for disability judo. Judokas with a disability are classified into different categories based on their disability type. The classification is handled by the Blind Sports Association.
The blind classifications are based on medical classification, no functional classification.

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Beyond the level of vision impairment, research done at the Central Institute on Employment Abilities of the Handicapped in Moscow has found differences in functional capabilities based on differences in visual acuity. This does not play a significant role in judo.

answer Sep 20, 2016 by Abhishek Maheshwari
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