Dominican Republic at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Dominican Republic at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg
NPCParalympic Committee of the Dominican Republic
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors2 in 2 sports
Summer Paralympics appearances

Dominican Republic 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]


Men's Track
Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Joselito Hernandez
(Guide – Bizmark Volquez Diaz)
100 m T11 11.73 2 Did not advance
200 m T11 24.38 3 Did not advance


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, the Dominican Republic qualified for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio, assuming they continued to meet all other eligibility requirements.[4][5]


Athlete Event Time Rank
José Frank Rodríguez Men's road time trial C5 42:44.57 13
Men's road race C4-5 2:27:07 16


Pursuits and time trials
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Rank Opposition
José Frank Rodríguez Men's 1000m time trial C4-5 N/A 1:14.427 19
Men's individual pursuit C5 5:27.010 11 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. ^ "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.