Uganda at the 1976 Winter Paralympics

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Uganda at the
1976 Winter Paralympics
Flag of Uganda.svg
IPC code UGA
NPC Uganda National Paralympic Committee
in Örnsköldsvik
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Medals
Ranked 10 (joint last)th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Winter Paralympics appearances

Uganda competed at the inaugural Winter Paralympic Games in 1976 in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.

Background[edit]

Uganda was the only African country to take part in the 1976 Games, and thus the first African country ever to compete at the Winter Paralympics.[1][2] Uganda was also the only country to compete at the 1976 Winter Paralympics but not at the 1976 Winter Olympics.[3]

Team[edit]

Uganda entered only one athlete, Tofiri Kibuuka, who competed in cross-country skiing. He did not win any medals.[4] Kibuuka would later change nationalities, and go on to represent Norway at the Summer Paralympics at the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Games. [2]

Cross-country skiing - Paralympic pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing[edit]

Uganda's sole representative, Tofiri Kibuuka, competed in two events.

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of NPCs at the 1976 Winter Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ a b Ssemugabi, Abdul Nasser (2016-09-29). "Uganda: Paralympic Medalist, Emong Has Been Driven By Prayer". The Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  3. ^ Innsbruck 1976, Olympic Movement
  4. ^ Uganda at the 1976 Winter Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  5. ^ Uganda at the 1976 Winter Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee

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