Papua New Guinea at the Paralympics

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Papua New Guinea at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Papua New Guinea
IPC code  PNG
NPC Papua New Guinea Paralympic Committee
Paralympic history
Summer Games

Papua New Guinea first competed at the Summer Paralympic Games in 1984, sending a delegation of four athletes to compete in track and field, then missed out on three consecutive Games before returning in 2000, with two athletes in track and field and one in powerlifting.[1] Papua New Guinea was absent again in 2004, and returned for its third competition in 2008.[2]

Francis Kompaon won Papua New Guinea's first ever Paralympic or Olympic medal when he took silver in the 100 metre sprint, T46 category, at the 2008 Games. He finished 0.05 seconds behind gold medal winner Heath Francis, of Australia.[3] [4]

Papua New Guinea has never taken part in the Winter Paralympic Games.[1]

List of medallists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver Francis Kompaon 2008 Beijing Athletics 100m T46

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Papua New Guinea at the Paralympics on paralympic.org
  2. ^ "Toua makes comeback complete in PNG Olympic squad", ABC Radio Australia, 9 July 2008
  3. ^ "Silver for Francis Kompaon", Oceania Athletics Association, 15 September 2008
  4. ^ "Kompaon a champ on our national day", Post Courier, 16 September 2008