True to our motto #WeTimeEverything, on May 26 and 27, Macsha timed Campeonato de España de Slalom en Silla de Ruedas for the first time.
This is an event organised by the Spanish Federation of Sports for People with Cerebral Palsy and Acquired Brain Injury (FEDPC) with the support of the Madrid Federation (FMDPC), the Spanish Federation of Sports for People with Physical Disabilities (FEDDF), the Higher Council of Sports, La Liga4Sports and the ONCE Foundation.
The Slalom is a sports activity that helps to improve the autonomy and functionality of the athletes who practice it. This edition has had the most significant participation in the history of this sport. There was a total of 56 athletes in the Pabellón Europa of the municipality of Leganés and it was one of the most anticipated competitions in the national calendar.
During Saturday morning, the fixed circuit of the timed test and the previous phase of the elimination test took place. In the afternoon, the last phase elimination was carried out by teams and the final phase of single elimination took place.
Sunday morning began with the variable circuit of the timed test, the final phase of the single elimination and the Champion of Champions.
Of what does each test consist?
– Fixed circuit: Slalom in which participants go through a circuit of obstacles they know in the shortest time possible.
– Variable circuit: Slalom in which participants go through a circuit they know but with obstacles in a random order in the shortest possible time.
– Individual elimination test: Short slalom in which two participants compete in parallel for the shortest time and only the winner goes to the next round of the competition table.
– Elimination test by teams: Short slalom in which 8 participants, in groups of 4 compete in parallel and by relays to get their fourth member of the team to arrive before the opponent. Only the winning team goes to the next round of the competition table.
– Champion of Champions: The most exciting test since competing participants with different degrees of disability compete against each other. With a coefficient of time established in the regulation, the departure of some of the participants with a higher impairment is delayed to balance the handicap and to make a test as competitive as possible under equal conditions.
The championship ended with the presentation of trophies, which was attended by representatives of the different institutions that participate and collaborate in this competition.
Take a look at the equipment used:
- Macsha SWIM Mini.
- 2 carpets with swimming sensors specially adapted to wheelchairs, to offer efficient timing for the participants.
- 1 judge button for the exit.
- SWIM Timing Software.
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