Neha Patil

Cape Verde at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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IPC code  CPV
Flag bearer  Marcio Fernandes
Competitors  2 in 1 sports
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Cape Verde at the 2016 Summer Paralympics
NPC  Comité Caboverdeano Desp. Para Deficientes
Medals Ranked 76th  Gold Silver Bronze Total 0 0 1 1

Cape Verde competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016.


Disability classifications

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. 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.


The country sent a team of 2 athletes, both 2 men, to the 2016 Summer Paralympics. Both competed in athletics.


Cape Verde finished tied for twelfth among African countries for total gold medals, winning one bronze. Mozambique also won a single bronze medal.


Cape Verde at the 2016 Summer Paralympics Wikipedia

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