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Kazakhstan at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

Kazakhstan competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016. 11 athletes in 5 sports won 2 medals. Zulfiya Gabidullina won gold with World Record in Swimming, Women's freestyle 100 m (S3). Raushan Koyshibayeva won silver in Powerlifting. Kazakhstan athletes finished 58th in medal count.

Kazakhstan at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
NPCNational Paralympic Committee of Kazakhstan
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors11 in 5 sports
Ranked 58th
Summer Paralympics appearances
Other related appearances
 Soviet Union (1988)
 Unified Team (1992)


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.[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]


Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Zulfiya Gabidullina Swimming Women's freestyle 100 m (S3)
  Silver Raushan Koyshibayeva Powerlifting Women's 67 kg

See alsoEdit


  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.