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Movement affected in the legs; mildly at the top, moderately in the knees and to a high degree in the ankles and feet.

Movement in both legs affected to a high degree.

Movement highly affected in the mid-trunk and legs.

Absence of legs from mid-thigh.

Absence of one leg, mid-thigh.

 


F56 is for field athletes who have available movement affected to an increasing degree from the top of the legs down to the feet, or the absence of limbs.

These throwers generate power through a full range arm movement, and are close to optimum sitting height when the shot, discus or javelin is released.


 Athletics F56 (F54/55/56) was a competition class at the Tokyo Paralympics