Girish Mahajan

Estonia at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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IPC code  EST
Competitors  6 in 3 sports
Flag bearer  Sirly Tiik
Estonia at the 2016 Summer Paralympics
NPC  Estonian Paralympic Committee
Medals  Gold Silver Bronze Total 0 0 0 0

Estonia competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016. Their top placement was earned by Elizabeth Egel who finished 5th in women's 200 m individual medley SM11.


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.




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