Uganda at the 1980 Winter Paralympics

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Uganda at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Uganda
IPC code  UGA
NPC Uganda National Paralympic Committee
At the 1980 Winter Paralympics in Geilo
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Medals
Rank: 11 (joint last)
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Paralympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
  • 1976
  • 1980
  • 1984
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  • 2006
  • 2010

Uganda competed at the 1980 Winter Paralympics in Geilo, Norway. As in 1976, the country entered only one athlete, Tofiri Kibuuka, who competed in cross-country skiing, and who did not win any medals.[1] As in 1976, also, Uganda was the only African country to compete at the Games.[2] And as in 1976, Uganda was the only country to compete at the 1980 Winter Paralympics but not at the 1980 Winter Olympics.[3]

Uganda has not competed again at the Winter Paralympic Games since 1980, although it continues to compete in the Summer Paralympic Games.[4] The country's only Winter Paralympian, Tofiri Kibuuka, had acquired Norwegian nationality by 1984, and henceforth competed for Norway.[5]

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

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tofiri Kibuuka's profile on paralympic.org
  2. ^ List of NPCs at the 1980 Winter Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ Lake Placid 1980, Olympic Movement
  4. ^ Tofiri Kibuuka's profile on paralympic.org
  5. ^ Tofiri Kibuuka's profile on paralympic.org
  6. ^ Tofiri Kibuuka's profile on paralympic.org

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