Similar to the Olympics, there is no age limit for competitors at the Paralympics. The International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) qualification regulations for the Tokyo Games state, “No minimum age limit for athletes competing in the Paralympic Games is stipulated by the IPC on a general basis.” reports popsugar.
It is important to note, however, that guidelines do tell national Paralympic committees to be aware that international regulatory bodies may have their own age restrictions for their specific sports, and the IPC recommends countries send “only athletes adequately prepared for high performance competition” to the Paralympics.
There will be many teenagers competing at the Paralympics this year. Among those to watch out for are Sara Vargas, 13, from Colombia, competing in swimming; Husnah Kukundakwe, a 14-year-old swimmer from Uganda; and 16-year-old Ezra Frech, the youngest member of Team USA’s track and field team.
There’s also no maximum age for competitors at the Paralympics. But again, individual sports and national Paralympic committees may have their own rules. In an amazing show of strength and endurance, the oldest Paralympian to compete was Libby Kosmala, a 74 year old Australian athlete, in 2016, and had been competing in the Paralympics since 1972.