Supported by

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 in the lower trunk and legs affected to a high degree.

Absence of legs from mid-thigh.

Absence of one leg, mid-thigh.


F56 is for field athletes who have an increasing degree of impairment affecting the legs, 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 (F55/56) is a competition class at the Paris 2024 Paralympics