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Guinea at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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

Guinea at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Guinea.svg
NPCGuinea Paralympic Committee
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors1 in 1 sports
Summer Paralympics appearances


Funding and supportEdit

Funding issues proved a major challenge for Guinea's participation at the 2016 Summer Paralympics. The NPC relies on grants to insure they can buy plane tickets to fund travel to international events, and there were problems acquiring grant funding because of shortfalls in funds from the Brazilian organizers. This was in part a result of only 220,000 of the 2.5 million tickets to watch the Games in Rio being sold a month ahead of the Games.[1]

Disability classificationsEdit

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.[2][3] 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.[4]


Men's Track
Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Mohamed Camara 400 m T45-47 57.55 6 Did not advance

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Kiernan, Paul; Troianovski, Anton; Parkin, Benjamin (2016-08-16). "Amid Financial Woes, Paralympic Games See Weak Ticket Sales". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  2. ^ "Paralympics categories explained". ABC. 3 September 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Making sense of the categories". BBC Sport. 6 October 2000. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  4. ^ "A-Z of Paralympic classification". BBC Sport. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2015.