Djibouti at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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Djibouti at the
2012 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Djibouti.svg
IPC code DJI
in London
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Paralympics appearances

Djibouti made its Paralympic Games début at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, United Kingdom, from August 29 to September 9.[1]

The country was represented by a single athlete in middle distance running.[2] He did not win a medal.


Houssein Omar Hassan, a right arm amputee, competed in the men's 1,500m T46 (a category for athletes with disabilities affecting the upper limbs or torso). He was cheered home by the London crowd as he finished seven minutes behind every other athlete;[2] he ran more than two laps alone on the track after every other athlete had crossed the finish line.[3] He told an official that "he had suffered an achilles injury early in the race but, as Djibouti's sole representative, had been determined to finish the race".[4]

Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Houssein Omar Hassan Men's 1,500m T46 11:23.50 8 Did not advance

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "It's Official – London 2012 to be Biggest Paralympic Games Ever | IPC". Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Djiboiti athletes, London 2012 official website
  3. ^ "Athlétisme: qualifications et finales" Archived September 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., France Télévisions, 1 August 2012
  4. ^ Paralympics live, The Telegraph, 1 September 2012