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Peru at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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

Peru at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Peru.svg
NPCNational Paralympic Committee Peru
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors6 in 2 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 Track and Road
Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Carlos Felipa 100 m T42 15.38 7 Did not advance
Jose Luis Casas 200 m T43-44 26.91 7 Did not advance
400 m T43-44 Disqualified Did not advance
Luis Sandoval
(Guide – Jhon Cusi Huaman)
1500 m T11 4:28.41 4 Did not advance
Efrain Sotacuro Marathon T45-46 N/A 2:55:27 4
Athlete Events Result Rank
Carlos Felipa Long Jump F42 4.10 8
Women's Track
Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Yeny Vargas 200 m T45-47 31.49 4 Did not advance
400 m T45-47 1:09.23 4 Q 1:09.63 7


With one pathway for qualification being one highest ranked NPCs on the UCI Para-Cycling male and female Nations Ranking Lists on 31 December 2014, Peru qualified for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio, assuming they continued to meet all other eligibility requirements.[4][5]


Athlete Event Time Rank
Israel Hilario Rimas Men's road time trial C2 28:55.08 6
Men's road race C1-3 1:51:48 12

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. ^ "CYCLING QUALIFICATION" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Ranking — PARA — Cycling 2014". UCI. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2015.