There were 528 medal events across 22 sports and 83 countries won at least one Paralympic medal, more than any other previous Games.
How many events sports were there in 2016 Summer Paralympics?
Indian athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Paralympic Games since 1968 (except 1976 & 1980 edition). On August 8, 2016 Paralympic Committee of India announced a list of 19 competitors (16 Men & 3 Women) to be part of Rio 2016 paralympic games for India in 5 sports.
What are the 6 disability groups in Paralympics?
The Paralympic Movement offers sport opportunities for athletes with physical, vision and/or intellectual impairments that have at least one of the following 10 eligible impairments: Impaired muscle power, Impaired passive range of movement, Limb deficiency, Leg length difference, Short stature, Muscle tension, …
Who won gold medal in Paralympics 2016?
Tamil Nadu’s Mariyappan Thangavelu won a gold medal in the men’s high jump F42 event at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. He jumped 1.89 metres.
Paralympics’ India medal winners list.
|Athlete||Varun Singh Bhati|
|Event||Men’s high jump F42|
Why is it called Paralympics?
The word “Paralympic” derives from the Greek preposition “para” (beside or alongside) and the word “Olympic”. Its meaning is that Paralympics are the parallel Games to the Olympics and illustrates how the two movements exist side-by-side.