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Elite Athletes with a Disability (EAD)

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The Manchester Games will host two EAD lawn bowls events Ė women's singles blind and menís triples physically disabled for the first time when the Commonwealth Games becomes the first wholly inclusive multi-sport competition. Medals won by Elite Athletes with a Disability count towards the overall medal table.

Concluding on 4 August, the lawn bowls competition will take place at Heaton Park.


Women's singles

  • The competition is open to visually impaired bowlers having relevant IPC classification at time of entry.

  • All competitors must produce a certificate from ophthalmologists verifying the state of their sight.

  • All competitors must wear occlusion devices (darkened glasses).

Men's triples
  • A team may comprise any combination of three men each having a physical disability in a recognised IPC class. All bowlers must have an internationally recognised classification at the time of entry.


Maximum entry per country is as follows:
  • Women's Singles - one athlete

  • Mens Triples - three athletes

  • Personal Care Attendants/coaches will only be permitted for bowlers in class B1. Such attendants will be excluded from any restrictions on total athlete or team official numbers and will be given the same accreditation as the athlete for whom they have personal care/coach responsibilities.

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