Independent Paralympians at the Paralympic Games

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Athletes have competed as Independent Paralympians at the Paralympic Games for various reasons, including political transition, international sanctions, suspensions of National Paralympic Committees and compassion.

Individual Paralympic Athletes at the
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Summer appearances
Independent Paralympic Participants (1992)
Individual Paralympic Athletes (2000)
Independent Paralympic Athletes (2016)
Refugee Paralympic Team (2020)
RPC (2020)
Winter appearances
Neutral Paralympic Athletes (2018)
RPC (2022)

1992 Winter and Summer ParalympicsEdit

Independent Paralympic Participants at the Summer Paralympics was the name given to athletes from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona. Athletes from the parts of Yugoslavia still terming themselves "Yugoslavia" had competed as "Independent Olympic Participants" at the 1992 Summer Olympics, also hosted by Barcelona. They were not permitted to participate as "Yugoslavia", due to United Nations Security Council Resolution 757 placing sanctions on the country.[1]

In addition, 16 athletes competed as Independent Paralympic Participants at the 1992 Summer Paralympics winning eight medals.

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Gold Nada Vuksanovic 1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's Discus B2
  Gold Ruzica Aleksov 1992 Barcelona Shooting Mixed Air Pistol SH1>3
  Gold Branimir Jovanovski 1992 Barcelona Shooting Mixed Air Pistol SH1
  Gold Nenad Krisanovic 1992 Barcelona Swimming Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2
  Silver Nada Vuksanovic 1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's Shot put B2
  Silver Radomir Rakonjac 1992 Barcelona Shooting Mixed Air Pistol SH1
  Silver Nenad Krisanovic 1992 Barcelona Swimming Men's 50 m Butterfly S3-4
  Bronze Zlatko Kesler 1992 Barcelona Table tennis Men's Singles 3

2000 Summer ParalympicsEdit

Two athletes competed as Individual Paralympic Athletes at the 2000 Summer Paralympics.

2016 Summer ParalympicsEdit

Like for the Olympics, a team of refugees is competing for the first time within Independent Paralympic Athletes at the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

2018 Winter ParalympicsEdit

Russia is currently suspended by the International Paralympic Committee, so status remains unclear due to the state-sponsored doping program scandal.[2]

The Russian Paralympic Committee remains suspended from the Paralympic movement since 2016, due to the state-sponsored doping programme scandal, but the International Paralympic Committee has allowed athletes deemed clean to participate in five sports. They will compete under the Paralympic flag, and the Paralympic anthem will be used during ceremonies for those who win gold medals.[3]

2020 Summer ParalympicsEdit

A Refugee Paralympic Team (following the model used by the IOC for its sponsored olympic team since 2016), is separated at the 2020 Summer Paralympics from the former Independent Paralympic Athletes.

The Russian Paralympic Committee, still suspended from the IPC and the IOC, has been allowed to propose athletes, no longer competing as "independent" or "neutral" paralympians, but still with the supervision of the IPC. However, they will still not compete under the name and with the national flag and anthem of Russia, but under the acronym RPC and with the Paralympic flag and anthem.

2022 Winter ParalympicsEdit

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CitationsEdit

  1. ^ "Countries and Nationalities at the Olympics" Archived 2010-02-07 at the Wayback Machine, Sports Reference
  2. ^ "With one year until 2018 Winter Games, Russia's status murky". 2017-02-09.
  3. ^ "Neutral Paralympic Athletes to compete at PyeongChang 2018", International Paralympic Committee, 29 January 2018

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