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Classification

Classification
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Classification is based upon sport-specific tests of shooting, passing, rebounding, pushing and dribbling, rather than a medical diagnosis or muscle function examination.

There are eight classifications based upon functional ability to play Wheelchair Basketball (Classes 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4,5), with higher classification numbers representing greater Basketball skills. Athletes are given a numerical point value based on their classification status with the maximum allowable points on the floor being 14.0.

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