Cambodia at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Cambodia at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Cambodia.svg
NPCNational Centre of Disabled Persons Cambodia
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors1 in 1 sports
Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)

Cambodia competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September 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]


The country sent a team of 1 athlete, a man, to the 2016 Summer Paralympics.[4] He competed in athletics.[5]


Vun Van was the country's athletics competitor in Rio, competing in the Men's 100m - T54 event.[5]

Men's Track
Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Vun Van 100 m T54 15.44 6 Did not advance

See also[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. ^ a b "Competitors List: Cambodia". myInfo+plus. Atos. Retrieved 17 September 2016.