Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Bosnia and Herzegovina at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg
IPC codeBIH
NPCParalympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Websitewww.pkbih.com
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors14 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Dženita Klico
Medals
Ranked 69th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Paralympics appearances
Other related appearances
 Yugoslavia (1972–1988)

Bosnia and Herzegovina competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 to 18 September 2016

Disability classifications[edit]

Every participant at the Paralympics has their disability grouped into one of five disability categories; amputation, the condition may be congenital or sustained through injury or illness; cerebral palsy; wheelchair athletes, there is often overlap between this and other categories; visual impairment, including blindness; Les autres, any physical disability that does not fall strictly under one of the other categories, for example dwarfism or multiple sclerosis.[1][2] Each Paralympic sport then has its own classifications, dependent upon the specific physical demands of competition. Events are given a code, made of numbers and letters, describing the type of event and classification of the athletes competing. Some sports, such as athletics, divide athletes by both the category and severity of their disabilities, other sports, for example swimming, group competitors from different categories together, the only separation being based on the severity of the disability.[3]

Delegation[edit]

The country sent a team of 14 athletes, both 13 men and 1 women, along with 4 officials to the 2016 Summer Paralympics.[4] They competed in two sports, sitting volleyball and athletics.[5]

Medalists[edit]

Sitting volleyball[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina men's national sitting volleyball team qualified for the 2016 Games at the 2014 World Championships.[6]

Men[edit]

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  Iran 3 3 0 6 9 0 228 173 1.318 Semi-finals
2  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 2 1 5 6 3 2.000 206 184 1.120
3  Ukraine 3 1 2 4 3 8 0.375 237 265 0.894 Classification 5th / 6th
4  China 3 0 3 3 2 9 0.222 216 265 0.815 Classification 7th / 8th
10 September 2016
20:30
Bosnia and Herzegovina  3–0  Ukraine
(25–12, 25–22, 25–20)
Report

12 September 2016
20:30
Iran  3–0  Bosnia and Herzegovina
(25–17, 25–22, 25–17)
Report

14 September 2016
18:30
Bosnia and Herzegovina  3–0  China
(25–14, 25–22, 25–19)
Report

Semi-finals[edit]

16 September 2016
18:30
 Egypt 0–3  Bosnia and Herzegovina
(23–25, 16–25, 20–25)
Report

Gold Medal game[edit]

18 September 2016
12:35
Bosnia and Herzegovina  1–3  Iran
(21–25, 25–21, 18–25, 15–25)
Report

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paralympics categories explained". ABC. 3 September 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Making sense of the categories". BBC Sport. 6 October 2000. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  3. ^ "A-Z of Paralympic classification". BBC Sport. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Overall Number of Entries by NPC". myInfo+Plus. Atos. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Competitors List: Bosnia and Herzegovina". myInfo+plus. Atos. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Who is Rio bound for Sitting Volleyball?". World Para Volleyball. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.