Gabon at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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Gabon at the
2008 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Gabon.svg
IPC code GAB
NPC Federation Gabonaise Omnisports pour Paralympique pour Handicapées
in Beijing
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Paralympics appearances

Gabon sent a delegation to compete at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. It was Gabon's first participation in the Paralympic Games.[1]

The country was represented solely by wheelchair athlete Thierry Mabicka, in track and field. Mabicka entered two events: the 800m race (T54 category), and the javelin (F57/58). In the former, he was disqualified, apparently "for attempting to race others with a non-racing wheelchair". In the latter, he finished last of fourteen, his throw of 11.72m earning him 302 points.[2] [3]

Results[edit]

Name Sport Event Score Rank
Thierry Mabicka Athletics Men's 800m T54 DSQ DSQ in heat 4;
did not advance
Thierry Mabicka Athletics Men's Javelin F57/58 11.72m => 302pts 14th (out of 14)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gabon at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Gabon at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ "2008 Summer Paralympic Games", The Boston Globe: photograph of Thierry Mabicka after his disqualification in the 800m wheelchair race