Cuba at the 2016 Summer Paralympics
|Cuba at the|
2016 Summer Paralympics
|NPC||Comité Paralimpico Cubano|
|in Rio de Janeiro|
|Competitors||22 in 8 sports|
|Summer Paralympics appearances|
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. 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.
|Gold||Dalidavis Rodriguez||Judo||Women's −63kg||September 9|
|Gold||Omara Durand||Athletics||Women's 100 metres T12||September 9|
|Gold||Omara Durand||Athletics||Women's 200 metres T12||September 12|
|Gold||Omara Durand||Athletics||Women's 400 metres T12||September 17|
|Gold||Ernesto Blanco||Athletics||Men's 400 metres T47||September 17|
|Gold||Leinier Savon Pineda||Athletics||Men's 100 metres T12||September 15|
|Gold||Leinier Savon Pineda||Athletics||Men's 200 metres T12||September 17|
|Silver||Yunidis Castillo||Athletics||Women's long jump T47||September 8|
|Bronze||Leonardo Díaz||Athletics||Men's discus throw F56||September 10|
|Bronze||Yordani Fernandez Sastre||Judo||Men's −100 kg||September 10|
|Bronze||Yangaliny Jimenez||Judo||Men's +100 kg||September 10|
|Bronze||Malu Perez Iser||Athletics||Women's long jump T42||September 10|
|Bronze||Noraivis de la Heras Chibas||Athletics||Women's discus throw F43/44||September 11|
With one pathway for qualification being one highest ranked NPCs on the UCI Para-Cycling male and female Nations Ranking Lists on 31 December 2014, Cuba qualified for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio, assuming they continued to meet all other eligibility requirements.
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