Trinidad and Tobago at the 2012 Summer Paralympics
|Trinidad and Tobago at the Paralympic Games|
|At the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London|
|Competitors||2 in 2 sports|
|Paralympic history (summary)|
Trinidad and Tobago competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, United Kingdom, from August 29 to September 9. The country returned to the Paralympic Games after a 24-year absence, having last competed in 1988 and then missed five consecutive editions of the Summer Games.
Carlos Green, who is blind, has received a wild card invitation to compete in the shot-put, while Shanntol Ince has received a wild-card to compete in swimming. Ince "was born with her right leg significantly shorter than her left".
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; and Les autres, any physical disability that does not fall strictly under one of the other categories, for example dwarfism or multiple sclerosis. 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.
- Men’s Field Events
|Ronald Greene||Shot Put F11-12||10.87||807||11|
|Discus Throw F11||26.28||N/A||11|
|Shanntol Ince||400m freestyle S9||5:27.88||11||Did not advance|
|100m backstroke S9||1:22.14||10||Did not advance|
|100m butterfly S9||1:25.50||12||Did not advance|
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