This article is part of a ParaSport News series of articles looking at athletics world records and world records progression.
F57 is similar to other T50s and F50s classes, in that it is a class for wheelchair users with a variety of different type of disabilities. It includes people from disability specific classes including Les Autres class LAF3, amputee classes A1 and A9, and spinal cord injury class F7. The class includes people with limb deficiencies not covered by other classes. This includes double above the knee amputees, people with one lower and one upper limb amputation, and people with hemiparesis and an upper limb impairment.
Like F56, this class only currently has world records in field events. Unlike the F55 and F56 classes, these records are more recent, dating to last year. The class also contains world record holders from a completely different set of countries than the other classes. Algerian Nassima Saifi holds the record in the discus with a throw of 34.68 meters set last February in Dubai. Countrywoman Safia Djelal holds the current world record in the javelin, with a throw last March in Tunis of 25.72 meters. The remaining record is held by Mexico’s Angeles Ortiz Hernandez in the shot put. She threw a distance of 11.13 meters last October in Doha.
|Event Type||Family Name||Given Name||NPC||Birth||Result||Date||City||Country|
|Women’s Discus Throw||Saifi||Nassima||ALG||1988||34.68||2015-02-25||Dubai||United Arab Emirates|
|Women’s Shot Put||Ortiz Hernandez||Angeles||MEX||1973||11.13||2015-10-23||Doha||Qatar|