Gabon at the Paralympics

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Gabon at the
Paralympics
Flag of Gabon.svg
IPC code GAB
NPC Federation Gabonaise Omnisports pour Paralympique pour Handicapées
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer appearances

Gabon made its Paralympic Games début at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, sending a single athlete (wheelchair athlete Thierry Mabicka) to compete in track and field. Mabicka entered two events: the 800m race (T54 category), and the javelin (F57/58); in the former, he was disqualified, apparently "for attempting to race others with a non-racing wheelchair". In the latter, he finished last of fourteen, his throw of 11.72m earning him 302 points.[1] [2]

Full results for Gabon at the Paralympics[edit]

Name Games Sport Event Score Rank
Thierry Mabicka 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 800m T54 DSQ DSQ in heat 4;
did not advance
Thierry Mabicka 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's Javelin F57/58 11.72m => 302pts 14th (out of 14)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gabon at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ "2008 Summer Paralympic Games", The Boston Globe: photograph of Thierry Mabicka after his disqualification in the 800m wheelchair race