Para athletics includes different disciplines and events. These are mainly divided into racing, jumps and throws. Classification allows the participation of athletes with different impairments: physical, visual and intellectual impairment: use of wheelchairs, throwing frames, prostheses, short stature or guide runners
Para athletics has been part of the Parapan American Games since the 1999 edition in Mexico City. More sport classes were added each year, becoming the most practiced Para Sport around the world. The Lima 2019 Parapan American Games will gather many Paralympic medalists and will be a qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.