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Papua New Guinea at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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

Papua New Guinea at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
NPCPapua New Guinea Paralympic Committee
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors2 in 1 sports
Summer Paralympics appearances

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]


Men's trackEdit

Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Samuel Nason 400 m T45-47 53.64 4 Did not advance

Women's trackEdit

Joyleen Jeffrey was the opening ceremonies flag bearer for Papua New Guinea.[4]

Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Joyleen Jeffrey 100 m T12 15.33 3 Did not advance
200 m T12 32.78 4 N/A Did not advance


No broadcaster had the rights to the Games in Papua New Guinea. The Games were available via live streaming on the International Paralympic Committee website.[5]

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.
  4. ^ "Full list of flag bearers for opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. 7 September 2016. Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Papua New Guinea Paralympics - Rio 2016 Medals, Athletes & News". Retrieved 2016-08-24.