Benin at the 2004 Summer Paralympics

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Benin at the
2004 Summer Paralympics
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IPC code BEN
NPC Federation Handisport du Benin-Comité National Paralympique
in Athens
Competitors 2
Medals
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Summer Paralympics appearances

Benin competed at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Greece. Their delegation included two sportspeople, neither of whom medaled.

Team[edit]

The team included two athletes, one man and one woman, neither of whom won a medal.[1][2][3] Benin was one of a number of nations with a small delegation competing in Athens.[4] One of the country's representatives was powerlifter Akouavi Bladine Sahenou.[5] The other was athlete Loukmane Nassirou. He had an acquired vision impairment, and was a member of the athletics club, Almighty Wheelchair: Benin.[6] Neither earned a medal.[7]

Athletics[edit]

Loukmane Nassirou competed in the men's T12 100m event, finishing twenty-seventh overall in a time of 13.30.[6]

Powerlifting[edit]

Akouavi Bladine Sahenou finished sixth in the women's up to 67.5 kg. Her finish is the best in the Benin's Paralympic history.[5][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Participation Numbers Athens 2004 Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Medal Standings Athens 2004 Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  3. ^ LAUFF, JACKIE (2007). "DEVELOPING COUNTRY PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY SPORT COMPETITION: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE" (PDF). Masters Thesis. 
  4. ^ "Athens opens Paralympics with extravaganza". www.chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 
  5. ^ a b "Benin Paralympics - Rio 2016 Medals, Athletes & News". m.paralympic.org. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 
  6. ^ a b "Athlete Bio". www.paralympic.org. Retrieved 2016-10-27. 
  7. ^ "Benin Paralympic Committee launch talent identification programme". Retrieved 2016-10-27. 
  8. ^ "Benin". Rio 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-27.