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Liberia at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Liberia at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Liberia.svg
IPC codeLBR
NPCLiberia National Paralympic Committee
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors' in ' sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
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Summer Paralympics appearances

Liberia competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016.

Disability classifications[edit | edit source]

Every participant at the Paralympics has their disability grouped into one of five disability categories; amputation, the condition may be congenital or sustained through injury or illness; cerebral palsy; wheelchair athletes, there is often overlap between this and other categories; visual impairment, including blindness; Les autres, any physical disability that does not fall strictly under one of the other categories, for example dwarfism or multiple sclerosis.[1][2] Each Paralympic sport then has its own classifications, dependent upon the specific physical demands of competition. Events are given a code, made of numbers and letters, describing the type of event and classification of the athletes competing. Some sports, such as athletics, divide athletes by both the category and severity of their disabilities, other sports, for example swimming, group competitors from different categories together, the only separation being based on the severity of the disability.[3]


See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Paralympics categories explained". ABC. 3 September 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  2. "Making sense of the categories". BBC Sport. 6 October 2000. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  3. "A-Z of Paralympic classification". BBC Sport. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2015.


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