European IMF Decathlon Championship

The first Decathlon championships (called Hexathlon) were on 4 September 1992 in Lanzendorf, Austria. The number of followers of this universal sport discipline is continuously growing. Decathlon was being improved in the previous years. It had its present form in 2001. A year after the first Relay Run around Europe (1999) Decathlon became the official European Championship of handicap people.

History of Decathlon

  • 1992 I.Lanzendorf (A); II. Miedzywodzie (PL); III. Retz (A)
  • 1993 IV. Lanzendorf (A), V. Szczecin (PL), VI. Retz (A), VII. Sopron (H)
  • 1994 VIII. Lanzendorf (A), IX. Ivanc (H), X. Miedzywodzie (PL) XI. Kraków (PL), XII. Sopron (H), XIII. Retz (A).
  • 1995 XIV. Lanzendorf (A), XV. Sopron (H), XVI. Retz (A), XVII. Szczecin (PL) XVIII. Kraków (PL), XIX. Ivanc (H)
  • 1996 XX. Lanzendorf (A), XXI. Kraków (PL), XXII. Retz (A), XXIII. Sopron XXIV. Miedzywodzie (PL), XXV. Ivanc (H).
  • 1997 XXVI. Ivanc (H) XXVII. Kraków (PL), XXVIII. Lanzendorf (A)
  • 1998 XXIX. Gryfino (PL) XXX. Retz (A) XXXI. Mohacs (H)
  • 1999 XXXII. Miedzywodzie (PL), XXXIII. Sopron (H), XXXIV. Templin
  • 2000 XXXV. Bystré (CZ) XXXVI. Slesin (PL), Master of Europe: KRAKOW (PL)
  • 2001 XXXVII. Szczerców (PL); XXXVIII. Szczawnica (PL), Master of Europe: SZCZAWNICA (PL)
  • 2002 XXXIX. Sopron (H); XL. Lanzendorf (A), Master of Europe: SZCZAWNICA (PL)
  • 2003 XLI. Nidzica (PL) XLII. Tuchorice (CZ), Master of Europe: DZIALDOWO (PL)
  • 2004 XLIII. Templin (D); XLIV. Kraków (PL), Master of Europe: DZIALDOWO(PL)
  • 2005 XLV. Sisak (Croatia), Master of Europe: DZIALDOWO(PL)
  • 2006 XLVI. Rewal (PL), Master of Europe: DZIALDOWO(PL)
  • 2007 XLVII. Sopron (Hungary), Master of Europe: Sopron (H)

It’s name is Calix Fortitium (Valliant’s Cup) refers to the ancient Roman award (e.g. Corona muralis, Corona navalis, etc). The main goal of these competitions is getting many people interested in sport. The competitions will be consist of 3 rounds. The teams will send their scores to IMF, after 2 rounds of competition in their own towns. The first will be in May. The final will take place in Hungary in September 2007 – The European Chapionships.

  •  the greatest competitions for handicaps and integrative groups
  • unlimited number of competitors
  • minimal cost of participation, cost refund for the finalists
  • equal chances for all competiors
  • competition for everyone no matter the fitness and disability rate
  • everyone gets prize no matter the results
  • european (world’s) ranking of competitors and teams

CONTESTING DESCRIPTION

The 1st Round
1. 50 m run: each competitor runs the distance twice. The time is measured with the accuracy 0.01 sec. The distance can be beaten on a wheelchair. The results of both runs must be written in the protocol.

2. Long jump: Each competitor jumps three times. The result must be measured from the jumping point. Competitors can jump from the take-off run or from the spot. The competitors on the wheelchairs must put the axis of the wheelchair’s back wheel on the starting line. The competitor catches the wheels with both hands and makes one push moving the wheelchair forward. The distance from the starting line to the place of the axis of the back wheel is the competitor’s result. The results of all three jumps must be written in the protocol.

3. Shot-put: the competitors throw a 4 kg ball. Each competitor pushes or throws the ball three times in whatever manner (even with both hands). The competitors on wheelchairs approach the starting line with their back wheels. The little wheels can be out of the line.

4. Basketball: the height of the basket – about 1.5-2.0 m. There are four distances from the board and the points go as follows: 1.5 m = 1 point, 2.5 m = 2 points, 3.5 m = 5 points and 4m = 10 points. Each competitor throws the ball ten times from whatever distance. The distances can be changed with every throw. The competitors on the wheelchairs must put the axis of the wheelchair’s back wheel on the throwing line. In the protocol the numbers of distances must go as follows: 1 for 1.5 m, 2 for 2.5 m, 3 for 3.5 m and 4 for 4 m. If the throw was not succeeded X mark must be written in the protocol.

The 2nd Round
1. 200 m run: the time is measured with the accuracy 0.01 sec. The distance can be beaten on a wheelchair.

2. Throwing a ball: the competitors use tennis balls. Each competitor throws the ball three times in whatever manner (even with both hands). The competitors on wheelchairs approach the starting line with their back wheels. The little wheels can be out of the line.

3. High Jump: there is no minimum height of the bar because for some competitors even 20 cm is a successful score. The competitor does not have to jump. Crossing the bar one feet by the other is also acceptable. Headers (tiger jumps) are banned. To the height of 50 cm the competitor has only one chance. There are 2 chances from 60 to 100 cm and 3 chances for more than 100 cm.
The bar should be risen every10 cm to the level of 120 cm and every 5 cm above this level.

High Jump in a wheel chair (substitutional discipline): The axis of the big wheels should be placed 100 cm from the bar. The competitor hold a medicine ball (5 kg) on his/her knees. The competitor puts his hands under the ball and throws it over the bar with one movement. During the first-chance throw the bar is at a height of 120 cm which is the equivalent of 20 cm of high jump. The scoring is: the height of throw minus 100 cm.

Symbols marked in the protocol
X – unsuccessful jump
O – successful jump
— – the competitor leaves this level (wants to jump higher)
XO – successful jump in the second chance
XXO – successful jump in the third chance

Scoring goals: the goal should be made by the organiser. It can consist of 4 wooden boards (50 x 50 cm) or four buckets (10 litres). The distance between the obstacles (standing in one line) should be 50 cm. The total length of the goal should be 350 cm. There should be a bar at the top of the obstacles to assign its limit. The competitors use the valley ball. People in wheelchairs throw the ball with their hands.

There are 3 distances in front of the goal – 3, 6 and 9 meters.
Scoring the goal from the distance of 3 meters are counted as in the picture.
Scoring the goal from the distance of 6 meters double the points.
Scoring the goal from the distance of 9 meters triple the points.
Each competitor has 3 shots from every distance.
Scoring the goal in 1 and 5 points field – the ball returns.
Scoring the goal in 3 and 10 points board – the ball goes through the goal.