Cuba at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Cuba at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Cuba.svg
NPCComité Paralimpico Cubano
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors22 in 8 sports
Ranked 18th
Summer Paralympics appearances

Cuba 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]


Medal Name Sport Event Date
 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.[4][5]

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. ^ "CYCLING QUALIFICATION" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Ranking — PARA — Cycling 2014". UCI. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2015.