Ivory Coast at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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

Ivory Coast at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Côte d'Ivoire.svg
NPCFédération Ivoirienne des Sports Paralympiques
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors5 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Alidou Diamoutene[1]
Ranked 69th
Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)
Chef-de-mission of the Ivory Coast, Koya Magbu, in Rio.

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]


The country was represented by 5 Paralympians, 3 men and 2 women, competing in two sport, athletics and powerlifting.[5] Both competed in athletics.[6]


The Ivory Coast finished eighth overall among African countries on the gold medal table, with 1 silver medal. [7]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Silver Fatimata Diasso Athletics Women's Long Jump F11 16 September


Men's Track
Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Kouame Noumbo 400 m T45-47 50.14 2 Q Disqualified
Men's Field
Athlete Events Result Rank
Benian Duffi Shot Put F40 8.80 6
Javelin F40-41 30.31 10
Women's Track
Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Fatimata Diasso
(Guide – N’Guessan Gohore Bi)
100 m T11 13.10 3 Did not advance
200 m T11 Disqualified Did not advance
Women's Field
Athlete Events Result Rank
Fatimata Diasso Long Jump F11 4.89  
Sebehe Lago Shot Put F40 5.25 8


38-year-old Alidou Diamoutene represented the Ivory Coast at the Paralympics. He previously competed at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Paralympics. His best finish was fifth. Diamoutene also competed at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships, with a best finish of fifth in the -48 kg class in 2006. Nicknamed The Tiger, he is coached by Roger Angoua and Emile N'goran.[8]

Athlete Event Result Rank
Alidou Diamoutene Men's −54 kg No Mark

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Full list of flag bearers for opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-09-15.
  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.
  5. ^ "CIV". myInfo+plus. Atos. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  6. ^ "Competitors List: Bahrain". myInfo+plus. Atos. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Nigeria are Africa's best at Paralympics | KweséSports.com". Kwese Sports. 2016-09-19. Archived from the original on 2016-10-26. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  8. ^ "DIAMOUTENE Alidou". myInfo+plus. Atos. Retrieved 17 September 2016.