Puerto Rico at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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

Puerto Rico at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg
IPC codePUR
NPCComite Paralimpico de Puerto Rico
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors4 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Luis Jabdiel Pérez
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)

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]

ArcheryEdit

Individual
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ricardo Alexis Men's individual Compound open 623 29   Stutzman (USA)
L 129–142
Did not advance

JudoEdit

Athlete Event Preliminaries Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage
First round
Repechage
Final
Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Luis Diaz Perez Men's −66 kg   Aajim (MGL)
W 100–000
  Nigmatov (UZB)
L 000–010
Did not advance Bye   Bareikis (LTU)
L 000s2–001
Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Events Heats Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Darvin Báez Eliza 50 m freestyle S12 28.61 19 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke SB12 1:18.70 10 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Events Heats Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Paola Acuña Sánchez 50 m freestyle S9 33.91 22 Did not advance
100 m backstroke S9 1:26.61 17 Did not advance

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.