Uganda at the 1976 Winter Paralympics

Uganda competed at the inaugural Winter Paralympic Games in 1976 in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.

Uganda at the
1976 Winter Paralympics
Flag of Uganda.svg
IPC codeUGA
NPCUganda National Paralympic Committee
in Örnsköldsvik
Competitors1 in 1 sport
Medals
Ranked 10 (joint last)th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Paralympics appearances (overview)

BackgroundEdit

Uganda was the only African country to take part in the 1976 Games, and thus the first African country ever to compete at the Winter Paralympics.[1][2] Uganda was also the only country to compete at the 1976 Winter Paralympics but not at the 1976 Winter Olympics.[3]

TeamEdit

Uganda entered only one athlete, Tofiri Kibuuka, who competed in cross-country skiing. He did not win any medals.[4] Kibuuka would later change nationalities, and go on to represent Norway at the Summer Paralympics at the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Games. [2]

Cross-country skiingEdit

Uganda's sole representative, Tofiri Kibuuka, competed in two events.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ List of NPCs at the 1976 Winter Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ a b Ssemugabi, Abdul Nasser (2016-09-29). "Uganda: Paralympic Medalist, Emong Has Been Driven By Prayer". The Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  3. ^ Innsbruck 1976, Olympic Movement
  4. ^ Uganda at the 1976 Winter Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  5. ^ Uganda at the 1976 Winter Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee

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