Vision Impairment

Who can compete?
Para Taekwondo is open to athletes with a physical, intellectual, vision or 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 vision impairments and Minimum Impairment Criteria (MIC) to be able to compete in Para Taekwondo
Eligible impairments
Minimum Impairment Criteria
Vision ImpairmentVision Impairment
Impairment of the eye structure, optic nerves or pathways, or vision area of the brain, resulting in a loss of vision in both eyes. Caused by conditions such as albinism, macular degeneration, macular or cone rod dystrophy and retinitis pigmentosa.
Poomsae only: Visual acuity loss in both eyes (how far they can see) with best corrected vision. Vision is less than or equal to 6/60 (log MAR 1.00); or

Visual field restriction in both eyes (how wide they can see) of less than 20 degrees radius with best corrected vision.
Athletes with a Vision Impairment
Sport Classes
Description (Guide Only)
Highest Level of Competition
P 11
Athletes who are blind with visual acuity poorer than LogMAR 2.60
World Championships
P 12
Athletes who have very low vision in both eyes either in how far they can see (visual acuity <6/60; LogMAR 1.0-2.6 inclusive) or how wide they can see (visual field <20 degrees radius).
World Championships

Vision Impairment Classification

Paralympics Australia manage the National Classification Program for Vision Impairment. If you have a vision impairment (VI) and would like to start the process of getting a VI classification for Para Taekwondo, please visit the Paralympics Australia website to complete a classification request form.
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