Intellectual Impairment

Who can compete?
Para Taekwondo is open to athletes with a physical, intellectual, vision and hearing impairment. Athletes are required to submit medical reports and meet the minimum impairment criteria in order to compete.

The following is a summary of the eligible intellectual impairments and Minimum Impairment Criteria (MIC) to be able to compete in Para Taekwondo.
Eligible impairments
Minimum Impairment Criteria
Intellectual Impairment
Poomsae Only: An IQ of 75 or less, and impairments in adaptive behaviour (conceptual, social and practical skills) – that is observed before the athlete is aged 18.
Athletes with an Intellectual disability
Sport Classes
Description (Guide Only)
Highest Level of Competition
P 21
Athletes with an intellectual disability
World Championships
P 22
Athletes with Downs Syndrome plus a significant impairment
World Championships
P 23
Athletes with a formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder conducted by a qualified Psychologist using internationally acceptable tests (e.g. ICD11 or DSM5)
World Championships

Intellectual Impairment Classification

Sport Inclusion Australia manage the National Classification Program for Intellectual Impairment. If you have a intellectual impairment (II) and would like to start the process of getting a II classification for Para Taekwondo, please visit the Sport Inclusion Australia website to complete a classification request form.
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