Norway at the 1972 Summer Paralympics

Norway sent a delegation to compete at the 1972 Summer Paralympics in Heidelberg, West Germany. They sent twenty eight competitors, nineteen male and nine female.[1]

Norway at the
1972 Summer Paralympics
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IPC codeNOR
NPCNorwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Websitewww.idrett.no (in Norwegian)
in Heidelberg
Competitors28
Medals
Ranked 22nd
Gold
1
Silver
5
Bronze
5
Total
11
Summer Paralympics appearances

MedallistsEdit

[2]

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Jan Erik Stenberg Athletics Men's 60 m Whellchair 1A
  Silver Bente Gronli Swimming Women's 3x35 m Medley 4
  Silver Bente Gronli Swimming Women's 50 m Freestyle 4
  Silver Harald Gunnerup Swimming Men's 50 m Breaststroke 4
  Silver A. Klausen
Tora Lysoe
Table Tennis Women's Doubles 1A-1B
  Silver Johnsen Weightlifting Men's Lightweight
  Bronze McNichol Athletics Men's Discus 1A
  Bronze Berg-Holmen
H. Warberg
Dartchery Women's Pairs open
  Bronze Bente Gronli Swimming Women's 50 m Backstroke 4
  Bronze Henry Dahlgren Table Tennis Men's Singles 2
  Bronze Tora Lysoe Table Tennis Women's Singles 1B

Disability classificationsEdit

Athletes at the Paralympics in 1972 were all afflicted by spinal cord injuries and required the use of a wheelchair.[3] This is in contrast to later Paralympics that include events for participants that fit into any of five different disability categories.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Participants Heidelberg 1972 Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. 1972. Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  2. ^ "IPC Historical Results Database - Athlete search by games - year (1972) medallists (all) and country (NOR)". paralympic.org. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 29 May 2011.