Chile at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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Chile at the
2008 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Chile.svg
IPC code CHI
NPC Chile Paralympic Committee
Website www.paralimpico.cl
in Beijing
Competitors 4 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Robinson Méndez (opening)
Cristián Valenzuela (closing)
Medals
Ranked -th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Paralympics appearances

Chile competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China. The country's delegation consisted of four competitors: two wheelchair tennis players, one track and field athlete, and one swimmer. Other members of the delegation included the President of the Paralympic Federation of Chile, Mario Quijada, the Mission Chief, Patricio Bowen, and Doctor Alberto Vargas. The group left for Beijing on September 1. Tennis player Robinson Méndez was the country's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

In tennis, Méndez and Francisco Cayulef competed in both singles and doubles events. Runner Cristián Valenzuela participated in the 1500 metre race, and swimmer Macarena Quero took part in the 50 metre freestyle S10 event.[1]

Athletics - Paralympic pictogram.svg Athletics[edit]

Men
Athlete Class Event Heats Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Points Rank
Cristián Valenzuela T11 1500 m 4:27.94 4 Did not advance

Swimming - Paralympic pictogram.svg Swimming[edit]

Women
Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Macarena Quero S10 50 m freestyle 34.78 15 Did not advance

Wheelchair tennis - Paralympic pictogram.svg Wheelchair Tennis[edit]

Men
Athlete Class Event Round of 64 Round of 32 1/8 Finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Francisco Cayulef Open Singles  Welch (USA)
L 1-6, 1-6
Did not advance
Robinson Méndez Open Singles  Jeremiasz (FRA)
L 1-6, 0-6
Did not advance
Robinson Méndez
Francisco Cayulef
Open Doubles N/A  Khulongrua - Kruamai (THA)
L 0-6, 2-6
Did not advance

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