TOKYO 2020 PARALYMPIC GAMES
Paratriathlon debuted as a medal sport in the 2016 Paralympics. Team USA won two gold medals and four medals overall, leading all nations.
USA AMPUTEE TRIATHLETES
There are nine classification categories in paratriathlon, divided among three categories: wheelchair (PTWC), ambulant (PTS), and vision impaired (PTVI).
Most limb-different paratriathletes on Team USA compete in the four PTS classifications. Each of these four classifications has a separate Paralympic medal competition. Lower numbers correspond to higher levels of impairment and activity limitation:
PTS2: Severe impairments
PTS3: Significant impairments
PTS4: Moderate impairments
PTS5: Mild impairments
Classifications are assigned on the basis of physical factors such as muscle power, limb difference, limb length, neurological function, and joint function, as well as technical assessments in the three paratriathlon disciplines (running, swimming, and cycling).
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