Addition of the Master 50+ and Master 60+ age division
IPC Rule Changes
We have just received the final field competition rules for 2013. Please use these rules at your Regionals and begin teaching them to your athletes at practices. 2013 IPC Rule Changes
1. Athletes may use a suitable substance for gripping on:
The hands (only).
Shot putters may use such a substance also on their neck.
In addition athletes may place the substance on the implement(Shot Put,Discus, and Club).
The substance may be chalk or a similar substance that is easily removable and does not leave any contamination.
When the implement is returned to the pool it must be cleaned of the substance.
2. Throwing Frame Specifications:
Front,side and back rests for safety and stability may be attached to the seat. They must be nonflexible and non‐moveable.
The frame may have a vertical holding bar. The holding bar must be rigid.
3. The athlete may only hold the chair by the vertical holding bar. (Athlete may not hold onto a horizontal bar on the frame)
Both feet off the ground: For those athletes with both feet off the ground the athlete can not lift until the implement has left the athlete's hand.
The lifting rule for seated athletes with 1 foot on the ground: For those athletes with 1 foot on the ground the athlete may not lift until the last forward movement that results in the release of the implement. <This is a change from last year when it was the FIRST forward movement.> The above is true only if the athlete’s foot does not leave the ground before the implement is released. The contact foot can turn as per an able‐bodied
active foot action but it cannot lift or step until the implement has been released.
If you have any questions regarding rule changes, contact Phil Galli at firstname.lastname@example.org.