Norway at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Norway at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Norway.svg
IPC codeNOR
NPCNorwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Websitewww.idrett.no ‹See Tfd›(in Norwegian)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors25 in 10 sports
Flag bearer Bjørnar Erikstad
Medals
Ranked 32nd
Gold
3
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
8
Summer Paralympics appearances

Norway competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016. They won a total of eight medals; three gold, two silver and three bronze. Sarah Louise Rung led the team by winning five medals in swimming; two gold, one silver and two bronze.

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]

Medallists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Sarah Louise Rung Swimming Women's 100 m breaststroke SB4 11 September
 Gold Ann Cathrin Lubbe Equestrian Individual Championship test grade III 13 September
 Gold Sarah Louise Rung Swimming Women's 200 m individual medley SM5 15 September
 Silver Sarah Louise Rung Swimming Women's 50 metre butterfly S5 10 September
 Silver Ann Cathrin Lubbe Equestrian Individual Freestyle test grade III 16 September
 Bronze Sarah Louise Rung Swimming Women's 200 metre freestyle S5 8 September
 Bronze Andreas Skaar Bjørnstad Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle S7 14 September
 Bronze Sarah Louise Rung Swimming 50 m backstroke S5 16 September
Medals by sport
Sport Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Total
Swimming 2 1 3 6
Equestrian 1 1 0 2
Total 3 2 3 8

Archery[edit]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Morten Johannessen Men's individual compound open 648 24  Milne (AUS)
L 136–143
Did not advance 17

Athletics[edit]

Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Ida Nesse Women's discus throw F44 N/A 27.08 7
Runar Steinstad Men's javelin throw F44 N/A 50.78 11

Boccia[edit]

Athlete Event Group Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Roger Aandalen Individual BC1  Curinova (CZE)
L 2–3
 Yoo (KOR)
L 2–7
 Perez (NED)
L 0–11
4 Did not advance 15

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Glenn Johansen Men's road race C3 2:00:56 25
Men's time trial C3 45:47.58 13

Equestrian[edit]

The country qualified to participate in the team event at the Rio Games.[4]

Individual
Athlete Horse Event Final
Result Rank
Jens Lasse Dokkan Cypres Individual Championship test grade Ia 70.087 9
Heidi Løken Armano Individual Championship test grade IV 62.333 7
Individual Freestyle test grade IV 66.900 6
Ann Cathrin Lubbe Donatello Individual Championship test grade III 72.878 1st, gold medalist(s)
Individual Freestyle test grade III 73.800 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Birgitte Reitan Steffi Graf Individual Championship test grade Ia 68.130 13
Team
Athlete Horse Event Individual score Total
TT CT Total Score Rank
Jens Lasse Dokkan See above Team 70.652 70.087 140.739 422.375 6
Heidi Løken 64.238 # 62.333 # 126.571
Ann Cathrin Lubbe 72.237 72.878 145.115
Birgitte Reitan 68.391 68.130 136.521

"#" indicates that the score of this rider does not count in the team competition, since only the best three results of a team are counted.

Rowing[edit]

One pathway for qualifying for Rio involved having a boat have top eight finish at the 2015 FISA World Rowing Championships in a medal event. Norway qualified for the 2016 Games under this criteria in the AS Women's Single Sculls event with a third-place finish in a time of 05:31.940.[5][6]

Athlete(s) Event Heats Repechage Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Birgit Skarstein Women's single sculls 5:26.07 3 R 5:28.28 1 FA 5:25.04 4

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Norway qualified a boat for two of the three sailing classes at the Games through their results at the 2014 Disabled Sailing World Championships held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Places were earned in the solo 2.4mR event and a crew also qualified for the three-person Sonar class.[7]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Bjørnar Erikstad 2.4mR 4 7 1 4 11 8 3 8 5 9 3 52 5
Per Eugen Kristiansen
Marie Solberg
Aleksander Wang-Hansen
Sonar 5 10 2 3 4 8 9 4 3 11 6 54 5

Shooting[edit]

The first opportunity to qualify for shooting at the Rio Games took place at the 2014 IPC Shooting World Championships in Suhl. Shooters earned spots for their NPC. Norway earned a qualifying spot at this event in the R6 – 50m Air Pistol Mixed SH1 event as a result of the performance Ove Foss. Norway also earned a spot in the R5 – 10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH2 based on Heidi Kristin Sørlie-Rogne's performance. Norway's third spot was earned by Sonja Jennie Tobiassen in the R4 – 10m Air Rifle Standing Mixed SH2 event. Amanda Dybendal earned Norway's third spot for women and fourth overall after her performance in the R5 – 10m Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH2 event.[8][9][10]

The last direct qualifying event for Rio in shooting took place at the 2015 IPC Shooting World Cup in Fort Benning in November. Monica Lillehagen earned a qualifying spot for their country at this competition in the R2 Women's 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event.[9][11]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Amanda Dybendal Mixed 10 m air rifle prone SH1 626.5 30 N/A Did not advance
Mixed 50 m air rifle prone SH1 606.9 27 N/A Did not advance
Paul Aksel Johansen Mixed 10 m air rifle prone SH1 627.2 28 N/A Did not advance
Mixed 50 m air rifle prone SH1 611.3 16 N/A Did not advance
Anne-Cathrine Kruger Women's 10 m air pistol SH1 362-5x 10 N/A Did not advance
Mixed 25 m pistol SH1 522-6x 29 Did not advance
Monica Lillehagen Mixed 10 m air rifle prone SH1 618.5 41 N/A Did not advance
Women's 10 m air rifle standing SH1 402.9 8 Q N/A 119.3 6
Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions SH1 547-11x 13 N/A Did not advance
Heidi Kristin Sørlie-Rogne Mixed 10 m air rifle prone SH2 629.2 19 N/A Did not advance
Sonja Jennie Tobiassen Mixed 10 m air rifle prone SH2 627.7 25 N/A Did not advance
Mixed 10 m air rifle standing SH2 624.0 21 N/A Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Andreas Skaar Bjørnstad 400 m freestyle S7 4:59.23 4 Q 4:53.61 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
50 m butterfly S7 34.77 12 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke SB6 1:28.78 4 Q 1:26.07 4
200 m individual medley SM7 2:50.76 8 Q 2:48.06 8
Adam Ismael Wenham 200 m freestyle S14 2:07.56 15 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke SB14 1:09.59 5 Q 1:08.44 5
200 m individual medley SM14 2:22.85 15 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Sarah Louise Rung 50 m freestyle S5 41.68 7 Q 40.42 7
100 m freestyle S5 1:26.41 6 Q 1:25.04 6
200 m freestyle S5 2:54.73 1 Q 2:51.37 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
50 m backstroke S5 49.37 6 45.40 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
50 m butterfly S5 50.63 7 Q 45.67 2nd, silver medalist(s)
100 m breaststroke SB4 1:45.46 1 Q 1:44.94 1st, gold medalist(s)
200 m individual medley SM5 3:19.54 1 Q 3:15.83 1st, gold medalist(s)

Table tennis[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Group Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Tommy Urhaug Singles class 5  Fetir (EGY)
W 3–0
 Savant Aira (FRA)
W 3–0
1 Q Bye  Cheng (TPE)
W 3–1
 Cao (CHN)
L 0–3
 Palikuca (SRB)
L 1–3
4
Women
Athlete Event Group Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Aida Husic Dahlen Singles class 8  Mao (CHN)
L 0–3
 Medina (PHI)
L 2–3
3 N/A Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[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. ^ "EQUESTRIAN" (PDF). FEI. International Paralympic Committee. August 24, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  5. ^ "Rowing Qualification" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  6. ^ "(ASW1x) AS Women's Single Sculls - Final". World Rowing. 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Ten countries guarantee their place in the Rio 2016 Paralympic sailing competition". Rio 2016 Official Website. 26 August 2014. Archived from the original on 29 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Shooters from 28 countries claim 63 spots at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Shooting Qualification" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Official Results Book" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  11. ^ "2015 IPC IPC Shooting World Cup in Fort Benning, United States Official Results Book" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 8 November 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.