In March 2019, the IFSC Plenary Assembly approved a Paraclimbing Development Plan with the following goals:
The Paraclimbing Development Plan, now in its implementation phase, focuses on three key areas:
To have a real chance at seeing Paraclimbing included in the Paralympic Games, the IFSC must improve its classification process to meet the rigorous international standard set by the IPC in the IPC Athlete Classification Code. This includes improvements in the following areas:
IFSC Member Federations have expressed a desire to see their athletes participating in more events. The IFSC is actively seeking local organisers to host events at an international level.
It was decided that the previous Paraclimbing Commission should be disbanded in order to form a new Paraclimbing Committee. The newly elected Paraclimbing Committee shall have a much more operational role, to represent more broadly the Paraclimbing community.
Paraclimbing needs more promotion in order to reach a wider number of athletes, starting at a grassroots level. The IFSC could play an important coordinating and supporting role, though change should be adopted by National Federations, working closely with gyms and physical rehabilitation centres to promote the sport.
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