Angola at the Paralympics

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Angola at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Angola
IPC code  ANG
NPC Comité Paralímpico Angolano
Paralympic history
Summer Games

Angola first competed at the Summer Paralympic Games in 1996, and has competed in every edition of the Summer Paralympics since then. The country has never participated in the Winter Paralympic Games.[1]

All Angolan Paralympians have competed in track and field.[1]

Angola's first Paralympic medals came in 2004, when Jose Armando Sayovo took three gold medals in the men's 100m, 200m and 400m sprints in the T11 disability category.[1] Armando competed again at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, and won his country's only medals of the Games - three silvers.[2]

Angola will be taking part in the 2012 Summer Paralympics, and the Comite Paralimpico Angolano have chosen Bedford as the UK base for its Paralympians.[3]

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold Jose Armando Sayovo Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg Athletics 100m T11
 Gold Jose Armando Sayovo Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg Athletics 200m T11
 Gold Jose Armando Sayovo Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg Athletics 400m T11
 Silver Jose Armando Sayovo China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg Athletics 100m T11
 Silver Jose Armando Sayovo China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg Athletics 200m T11
 Silver Jose Armando Sayovo China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg Athletics 400m T11
 Gold Jose Armando Sayovo United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg Athletics 400m T11
 Bronze Jose Armando Sayovo United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg Athletics 200m T11

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