|Governing Body:||World Rowing|
Para-rowing athletes are classified into three classes based on the type of disability:-
Athletes have limited trunk control. Boats have fixed seat and the rowers are strapped at the upper chest level that allows only shoulder and arm movements.
Athletes have limited lower limb function, so they use only their trunk and arms during the race. The boats have fixed seat for them.
Athletes are able to use at least one leg, trunk and arms and row with standard boats with sliding seats. This category includes athletes with visual impairments and intellectual impairments also.