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Namibia at the Paralympics


Namibia at the Paralympics

Namibia at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Namibia
IPC code  NAM
NPC Namibia National Paralympic Committee
Paralympic history
Summer Games

Namibia made its Paralympic Games début at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona. These were the first Summer Paralympics to be held since the country's accession to independence from South Africa in 1990, and thus the first Games in which Namibia was able to take part. For its inaugural participation, the country sent just two athletes, both women, who both competed in discus, javelin and shot put. They did not win any medals.[1]

Namibia was then absent from the Paralympics until 2004, when it entered a single representative in men's powerlifting. It returned in 2008, with a single competitor, Reginald Benade, in men's discus and shot put. Benade won Namibia's first -and so far only- Paralympic medal: a bronze in the discus.[2]

Namibia has never taken part in the Winter Paralympics.[3]


Medal Name Games Sport Event Result
 Bronze Benade, ReginaldReginald Benade 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's discus throw F35-36 37.57 (1076 points)

See also


  1. ^ Namibia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Namibia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ Namibia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee

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