El Salvador at the Paralympics

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El Salvador at the Paralympic Games

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IPC code  ESA
NPC Comité Paralímpico de El Salvador
Paralympic history
Summer Games

El Salvador first competed in the Paralympic Games at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, Australia. It has participated in every Summer Paralympic Games since that time. El Salvador has never taken part in the Winter Paralympics, and no Salvadorian has ever won a Paralympic medal.[1]

Five athletes from El Salvador have represented their nation at the Paralympic Games, all in the sport of athletics. Wheelchair sprinter Claudia Marina Palacios, the sole Salvadorean competitor in 2000, was the first to represent El Salvador at the Paralympics. Two athletes were sent to the Paralympics in 2004, and one each to the games in 2008 and 2012.

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Australia 2000 Sydney 1 0 0 0 0
Greece 2004 Athens 2 0 0 0 0
China 2008 Beijing 1 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom 2012 London 1 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

Summer Paralympic Games[edit]

2000 Sydney[edit]

El Salvador sent one athlete to the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, Australia, in their first appearance at the Paralympics. Wheelchair sprinter Claudia Marina Palacios competed in the women's 400 metre race in the T54 category, finishing fourth in her semifinal heat and not advancing to the final.[2]

2004 Athens[edit]

Two athletes were sent to represent El Salvador at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Greece. Marleny Chauez competed in the women's 200 metre race in the T54 category, finishing fifth in her heat and not advancing to the final.[3] William Rivas competed in the men's 100 metres (T54), finishing seventh in his first-round heat and not advancing to the semifinal round.[4] Rivas qualified for the men's marathon (T54), but did not start the race.[5]

2008 Beijing[edit]

El Salvador's sole representative at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China, was sprinter Zulma Cruz. She competed in the women's 100 metres (T13) and 200 metres (T13). She finished sixth in her first-round heats in both events and did not advance to the finals.[6][7]

2012 London[edit]

The only Salvadorian athlete sent to represent his nation at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, United Kingdom, was wheelchair sprinter Luis Hector Morales Garcia. He competed in the men's 100 metres (T54), finishing seventh in his first-round heat and not advancing to the final round.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paralympic Results & Historical Records." International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved on 4 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, Athletics, Women's 400 m T54." IPC Historical Results Database. Retrieved on 4 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, Athletics, Women's 200 m T54." IPC Historical Results Database. Retrieved on 4 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, Athletics, Men's 100 m T54." IPC Historical Results Database. Retrieved on 4 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, Athletics, Men's Marathon T54." IPC Historical Results Database. Retrieved on 4 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, Athletics, Women's 100 m T13." IPC Historical Results Database. Retrieved on 4 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, Athletics, Women's 200 m T13." IPC Historical Results Database. Retrieved on 4 April 2014.
  8. ^ "London 2012 Paralympic Games, Athletics, Men's 100 m T54." IPC Historical Results Database. Retrieved on 4 April 2014.