World Para Athletics Championships
Most recent season or competition:
2023 World Para Athletics Championships
FormerlyIPC Athletics World Championships (1994–2017)
SportAthletics
Founded1994
ContinentInternational (IPC)

The World Para Athletics Championships, known as the IPC Athletics World Championships prior to 2017, are a biennial Paralympic athletics event organized by World Para Athletics, a subcommittee of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). It features athletics events contested by athletes with physical disabilities. The first IPC Athletics World Championships were held in Berlin, Germany in 1994.[1][2]

They are a Paralympic parallel to the World Athletics Championships for able-bodied athletes. Since 2011, when they switched from a quadrennial scheduling to biennial, the IPC championships have been held in the same years as the IAAF championships, although they are separate events and are not necessarily held in the same host city. In 2017, London, which previously hosted the 2012 Summer Paralympics, became the first city to host both the IAAF World Championships and World Para Athletics Championships in the same year and as connected events.[3][4][5]

Editions

Edition Year Host City Host Country Dates Venue Events Athletes Nations Best Nation
1 1994 (details) Berlin  Germany 22–31 July Berlin Olympiastadion 1154 63
2 1998 (details) Birmingham  United Kingdom 6–16 August Alexander Stadium +1000 61
3 2002 (details) Lille  France 20–28 July Stadium Nord Lille Métropole +1000 75  China
4 2006 (details) Assen  Netherlands 2–10 September Sports Park Stadsbroek 203 1097 76  China
5 2011 (details) Christchurch  New Zealand 21–30 January Queen Elizabeth II Park 213 1060 80  China
6 2013 (details) Lyon  France 19–28 July Stade du Rhône 207 1073 118  Russia
7 2015 (details) Doha  Qatar 22–31 October Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium 212 1230 96  China
8 2017 (details) London  United Kingdom 14–23 July Olympic Stadium, Stratford 210 1074 92  China
9 2019 (details) Dubai  United Arab Emirates 7–15 November Dubai Club for People of Determination 172 1365 118  China
10 2023 (details) Paris  France 8–17 July Stade Charléty 171 1206 103  China
11 2024 (details) Kobe  Japan 17–25 May Universiade Memorial Stadium

Medal table

Medals counted from 1994 to 2023. 1998 results are currently unknown.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)174150121445
2 Great Britain (GBR)141114110365
3 United States (USA)137145139421
4 Russia (RUS)1178180278
5 Australia (AUS)11210494310
6 Germany (GER)106106113325
7 Brazil (BRA)887896262
8 Ukraine (UKR)786575218
9 Canada (CAN)786252192
10 Poland (POL)737064207
11 Tunisia (TUN)594235136
12 South Africa (RSA)575454165
13 Switzerland (SUI)545127132
14 Spain (ESP)504461155
15 Algeria (ALG)485035133
16 Iran (IRI)424335120
17 France (FRA)404148129
18 Cuba (CUB)379753
19 Mexico (MEX)333443110
20 Japan (JPN)293461124
21 Italy (ITA)27262275
22 Netherlands (NED)26272982
23 Morocco (MAR)24182264
24 Ireland (IRL)23211660
25 New Zealand (NZL)21281564
26 Austria (AUT)19301968
27 Belarus (BLR)19162257
28 Belgium (BEL)19121445
29 Greece (GRE)17223069
30 Latvia (LAT)176528
31 Egypt (EGY)16272871
32 Czech Republic (CZE)15232462
33 Thailand (THA)15192458
34 Lithuania (LTU)14161040
35 Uzbekistan (UZB)1415837
36 Finland (FIN)13221954
37 Portugal (POR)13202356
38 Sweden (SWE)13201548
39 Bulgaria (BUL)12101234
40 Colombia (COL)11191949
41 Kenya (KEN)11101031
42 Denmark (DEN)911828
43 Croatia (CRO)891532
44 Azerbaijan (AZE)88824
45 India (IND)7111028
46 Kuwait (KUW)74314
47 Hong Kong (HKG)73212
48 Serbia (SRB)68721
49 Hungary (HUN)65415
 Malaysia (MAS)65415
51 Iceland (ISL)63312
52 Slovakia (SVK)58821
53 Norway (NOR)52512
54 Chile (CHI)46111
55 Ivory Coast (CIV)4015
56 Argentina (ARG)3131430
57 United Arab Emirates (UAE)313723
58 Namibia (NAM)310720
59 Iraq (IRQ)39416
60 Ecuador (ECU)35311
61 South Korea (KOR)32611
62 Jordan (JOR)3227
63 Chinese Taipei (TPE)3115
64 Czechoslovakia (TCH)28717
65 Jamaica (JAM)26210
66 Slovenia (SLO)25310
67 Bahrain (BHN)2316
68 Saudi Arabia (KSA)2226
69 Cyprus (CYP)2024
70 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)2013
71 Venezuela (VEN)191020
72 Nigeria (NGR)1315
73 Syria (SYR)1214
74 Turkey (TUR)11810
75 Indonesia (INA)1135
76 Qatar (QAT)1113
77 Cape Verde (CPV)1102
 Zimbabwe (ZIM)1102
79 Israel (ISR)1012
80 Rwanda (RWA)1001
 Uganda (UGA)1001
82 Angola (ANG)0448
83 Estonia (EST)0235
84 Ethiopia (ETH)0213
85 Sri Lanka (SRI)0134
86 Mauritius (MRI)0123
87 Serbia and Montenegro (SCG)0112
88 Costa Rica (CRC)0101
 Fiji (FIJ)0101
 Luxembourg (LUX)0101
 Oman (OMA)0101
 Pakistan (PAK)0101
 Palestine (PLE)0101
 Puerto Rico (PUR)0101
 Singapore (SGP)0101
96 Bermuda (BER)0011
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)0011
 Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)0011
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)0011
 Moldova (MDA)0011
 Mozambique (MOZ)0011
 Vietnam (VIE)0011
Totals (102 entries)2049198419235956

Classification

See also

References

  1. ^ IPC Athletics World Championships To Begin in France, International Paralympic Committee, 19 July 2002
  2. ^ The cultural politics of the paralympic movement, By David Howe, 2008, Social Science, Google Books
  3. ^ Hart, Simon (18 October 2012). "Olympic Stadium set to host 2017 World Paralympic Championships". The Daily Telegraph. London.
  4. ^ "London named host city for 2017 Paralympic World Championships". BBC Sport. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Kobe to host 2021 World Para Athletics Championships". International Paralympic Committee. 23 April 2019.