Individual Paralympic Athletes at the 2000 Summer Paralympics
- Should not be confused with Independent Paralympic Participants, the name given to Yugoslavian athletes at the 1992 Summer Paralympics
|Individual Paralympic Athletes at the
2000 Summer Paralympics
|Competitors||2 in 2 sports|
|Summer Paralympics appearances|
In 2000, the de facto independent Timor-Leste (East Timor) was not yet recognised as a sovereign state, and did not have a recognised National Paralympic Committee. It sent two athletes to take part in the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, but they competed officially as Individual Paralympic Athletes, rather than as representatives of an NPC.
There were two "individual Paralympians" from East Timor: Alcino Pereira in the men's 5,000m race (T38 category) in track and field; and Mateus Lukas in powerlifting, in the men's up to 48 kg category. Pereira failed to complete his race, while Lukas lifted 105 kg, finishing 13th and last of the athletes who successfully lifted a weight in his category.
|Alcino Pereira||Athletics||Men's 5,000m T38||dnf||unranked (dnf)|
|Mateus Lukas||Powerlifting||Men's up to 48 kg||105 kg||13th (out of 16)|
- Timor-Leste at the Paralympics
- Individual Olympic Athletes at the 2000 Summer Olympics
- Individual Paralympic Athletes at the 2016 Summer Paralympics