|Track and field (T46)|
|Representing Papua New Guinea|
|2015 Port Moresby||100 m Ambulent|
He represented Papua New Guinea at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, competing in athletics in the one hundred metre sprint, T46 category. With a time of 11.10 seconds, he finished second in the final, five hundredths of a second behind Australia's Heath Francis. It was Papua New Guinea's first ever Olympic or Paralympic medal, and only the second ever Olympic or Paralympic medal won by a Pacific Islander; Tongan boxer Paea Wolfgramm had won a silver at the 1996 Olympics. He also competed in the 200 metre sprint, finishing ninth overall in the heats, with a time of 23.30 seconds. Kompaon was his country's flagbearer at the Games' opening ceremony, and was one of fifteen competitors (out of over 4000) selected to carry the torch during the Paralympic torch relay in Beijing.
Papua New Guinea's sports minister Dame Carol Kidu said that Kompaon's Paralympic medal had "raised the issue of disability in Papua New Guinea to a level that it has never been". In direct response to Kompaon's medal, Prime Minister Michael Somare promised that the government would increase funding for disability sports.
He qualified as one of two athletes to represent Papua New Guinea at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, and was again selected to be his country's flag-bearer during the Games' opening ceremony competed in the men's 100m and 200m T46 (the category for upper limb amputees). In the 200m, he finished sixth (of eight) in his heat, with a new personal best of 23.05, and did not advance to the final. In his main event, the 100m, he finished third (of seven) in heat 2, qualifying for the final as the fastest loser overall with a personal best time of 11.21 (fifth fastest overall over the three heats). In the final, however, he was unable to repeat his Beijing performance; he "injured his hamstring near the finish line" and finished seventh (of eight) in 12.28.
- "Photo: Torchbearer Francis Kompaon displays the torch", Xinhua, 6 September 2008
- "Australia's Heath Francis, facing, celebrates with Papua New Guinea's Francis Kompaon (1853) after the Men's 100m T46 final at the Beijing 2008 Paraly" [sic], Associated Press photo, 15 September 2008
- Francis Kompaon's biography on the official website of the 2008 Paralympics
- "Silver for Francis Kompaon", Oceania Athletics Association, 15 September 2008
- "Kompaon a champ on our national day", Post Courier, 16 September 2008
- "Heath Francis: Triple Paralympic gold medallist", The Age, 16 September 2008
- "Francis' medal for PNG the start of 'something special'", ABC Radio Australia, 18 September 2008
- "Kompaon eyes 100m", Post Courier, 11 September 2008
- Official list of flagbearers Archived 9 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine. on the website of the International Paralympic Committee
- "Sponsors bid PNG farewell", Post Courier, 3 September 2008
- "Preview of Island Athletes at the Paralympic Games", Oceania Athletics Association, 1 September 2008
- "PNG senators 'thrilled' by Kompaon Paralympics silver", ABC Radio Australia, 18 September 2008
- "Sir Michael boosts disabled sport, Kompoan (sic) gets performance bonus", ABC Radio Australia, 19 September 2008 Archived 19 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Kompoan (sic) heading to QLD's Griffith Univserity". ABC Radio Australia. 21 January 2009. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012.
- "Harabe makes London Games", The National, 5 April 2012
- "Paralympic athletes praise Cardiff for warm welcome", Your Cardiff, 23 August 2012
- Results : men's 200m T46, official website
- Results: men's 100m T46, official website
- "Sport: PNG’s Kompaon misses out on medal in 100m final", Radio New Zealand International, 6 September 2012