Azerbaijan at the 2000 Summer Paralympics

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Azerbaijan at the
2000 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg
IPC code AZE
NPC National Paralympic Committee of Azerbaijan Republic
in Sydney
Ranked 60th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 1 0 1
Summer Paralympics appearances
Other related appearances
 Soviet Union (1960–1988)
 Unified Team (1992)

Azerbaijan competed at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, Australia having won one silver medal. Powerlifter Gunduz Ismayilov who initially had won a gold medal in Men's -90kg competition lifting 240 kg to set a world record was stripped of it with his record nullified after testing positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone.[1] Ismayilov subsequently was banned from the Paralympics for life in 2004 after testing positive for stanazolol in the 2004 Summer Paralympics.[2]


Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Yelena Taranova Shooting Mixed free pistol - SH1 24 October

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Paralympic drug cheats beat Olympic record. SABC News. Retrieved 16 September 2008
  2. ^ Two powerlifters test positive for banned substances. USA Today. 22 September 2004. Retrieved 16 September 2008

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