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In athletics, you do different sports:

  • running

    Athletes run a certain distance.

    For example, 500 metres or 1.5 kilometres.


  • long jump

    The athletes jump into a large sand pit.

    The judges measure how far they have jumped.


  • shot put

    Athletes have a small steel ball.

    They throw the ball into a field.

    The judges measure

    the distance the ball has been thrown.

On the photo, there is a female athlete who just successfully did high jump.
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The image shows an athlete doing long jump. There is a lot of sand splashing up and the athlete is straining.
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The photo shows two athletes on the track field, one jumping out of joy after finishing the competition first.
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The photo shows a tartan track during an Athletics competition.
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Unified Sports®

In Unified Sports®, people with ID and

people without disabilities play sport together.

They also compete together.

The people with ID are called athletes.

The people without disabilities are called partners.


Is athletics a Unified Sport?


There are teams of people with ID.

And there are teams of people with ID and people without disabilities.


How many people do athletics at the National Games?

668 athletes and 32 partners.


Leichtathletik takes place at Hanns-Braun-Stadion

on the grounds of Olympiapark.

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