Athletes with an Intellectual Disability

There are many types of intellectual disabilities. Some people are born with an intellectual disability, while other people have an intellectual disability that is caused by an accident or a medical condition.

Intellectual disability refers to a cognitive impairment affecting brain function. This group of athletes did not compete at the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, but competed at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the sports of athletics, swimming and table tennis. For more information, please visit