Morocco at the Paralympics

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Morocco at the Paralympic Games

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IPC code  MAR
NPC Royal Moroccan Federation of Sports for Disabled
Paralympic history
Summer Games

Morocco made its Paralympic Games début at the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul. It was represented by an all-male team, with five competitors in athletics, three in swimming, and a wheelchair basketball team. Abdeljalal Biare won a bronze medal in the 400m freestyle (category 4) in swimming - Morocco's sole medal of the 1988 Games.[1]

Morocco has participated in every edition of the Summer Paralympics since then, albeit never in the Winter Paralympics. Moroccans have won a total of six gold medals (all in 2004 or 2008), five silver and three bronze. Mustapha El Aouzari won gold in the men's 1,500m in athletics in 2004, in the T11 category for totally blind runners. The same year, Abdellah Ez Zine won gold in the men's 800m (T52 category). In 2008, Sanaa Benhama was Morocco's first female Paralympic champion, and the country's most successful Paralympian to date, when she won three gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 400m sprints, in the T13 category for partially sighted athletes. Abdelillah Mame won the country's other gold medal of the Games, in the men's 800m (T13).[2]

Morocco took part in the 2012 Summer Paralympics, with the Royal Moroccan Federation of Sports for Disabled using Bedford as the UK base for its Paralympians.[3]

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1988 Seoul 14 0 0 1 1 48
1992 Barcelona 5 0 0 0 0
1996 Atlanta 4 0 0 0 0
2000 Sydney 7 0 0 0 0
2004 Athens 10 2 4 0 6 42
2008 Beijing 18 4 1 2 7 32
2012 London 31 3 0 3 6 37
Total 9 5 6 20 54

Medals by Summer sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Athletics 9 5 5 19 48
Swimming 0 0 1 1 53
Total 9 5 6 20

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