There are always 2 athletes who compete against each other.
The athletes are called judoka.
The aim is to throw the opponent on the back.
There are 3 categories in Special Olympics:
Athletes are divided according to these 3 categories.
Only athletes compete against each other,
- who are about the same height.
- who are about the same weight.
- who have similar abilities.
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 judo 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 judo at the National Games?
139 athletes and 8 partners.