Visually Impaired Paralympic Judo
Judo is governed by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) and follows the International Judo Federation (IJF) rules used at other top-level, able-bodied judo events, with slight modifications for athletes with a visual impairment.
Canada’s National Sport Federation for the sport is Judo Canada.
In December 2021, the final Classification Rules for IBSA Judo were published and officially came into force on 1 January 2022. All judoka will have to be classified under the new system at their first sanctioned competition.
All judo athletes with a visual impairment will compete by weight category and judo sport classes as listed below
To be confirmed
J1 – An athlete’s vision impairment must result in a visual acuity of less than or equal to LogMAR 2.6 in binocular vision.
J2 – The athlete’s visual acuity must be within a range between LogMAR 1.3 and 2.5 with binocular vision, or with a binocular visual field of 60 degrees or less in diameter.