Gabon at the Paralympics

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Gabon at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Gabon
IPC code  GAB
NPC Federation Gabonaise Omnisports pour Paralympique pour Handicapées
Paralympic history
Summer Games

Gabon made its Paralympic Games début at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, sending a single athlete (wheelchair athlete Thierry Mabicka) to compete 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.[1] [2]

Full results for Gabon at the Paralympics[edit]

Name Games Sport Event Score Rank
Thierry Mabicka 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 800m T54 DSQ DSQ in heat 4;
did not advance
Thierry Mabicka 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's Javelin F57/58 11.72m => 302pts 14th (out of 14)

See also[edit]


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