Rowing made its Paralympic debut at Beijing 2008. Athletes race over 2,000m on flat water in boats that vary in length and crew size.
Rio 2016 featured four medal events: LTAMix4+ (LTA mixed coxed four), TAMix2x (TA mixed double sculls), ASW1x (AS women's single sculls) and ASM1x (AS men's single sculls).
Para rowing classes were renamed:
PR1 men's single sculls (PR1M1x)
PR1 women's single sculls (PR1Wx)
PR2 mixed double sculls (PR2Mix2x)
PR3 mixed coxed four (PR3Mix4+)
The 2,000m course is raced head-to-head with the winner progressing to the next round. Depending on the competition and number of entries, boats ranked second and third in the initial head-to-head heats may progress to repechages and then finals. The exact format for the progression of boats from head-to-head heats is decided at each competition based on entries.
The sport is governed by the International Rowing Federation (FISA).
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