Please select your home edition
Edition
InSunSport - International - Tough

Rio 2016 Paralympic medal event and athlete quotas revealed

by IPC on 5 Jul 2013
.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has revealed that the Rio 2016 Paralympics are set to feature more female athletes than ever before, whilst the overall progam will include 23 more medal events than at London 2012, with women and athletes with high support needs the main beneficiaries.

Under plans proposed by the IPC and communicated to international federations this week, Rio 2016 will see around 4,350 athletes competing in 526 medal events across 22 sports.

Of the total number of athletes set to take part, approximately 1,650 will be women - a 9.9 per cent increase on London 2012 and more than double the 790 who took part in the Atlanta 1996 Games.

They will compete in 224 medal events, equating to 43 per cent of all medal events and a 12 per cent increase on last summer, with athletics, cycling and swimming providing additional events for women.

Canoe and triathlon will be included in the Games for the first time in Rio and each sport will stage six medal events - evenly split between male and female athletes - whilst the existing 20 summer sports will feature no less medal events than in London.

Xavier Gonzalez, the IPC's Chief Executive Offer, said: 'In just over three years' time Rio 2016 will host the biggest Paralympics Games yet in terms of athletes and sports. Hopefully they will be our best yet building on the tremendous success of London 2012.

'As part of our development strategy we have increased the number of events for women and athletes with high support needs. By the time Rio comes along we will have doubled the number of female athletes competing in the Games in just 20 years which is a significant achievement.'

Following the communication of the medal event numbers and athlete quotas, each international federation will now select which events fit their quota allocation and develop their Rio 2016 qualification criteria for approval by the IPC Governing Board in November.

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will take place between 7-18 September 2016.

www.paralympic.org
Pantaenius - Fixed ValueZhik Yachting 660x82Ensign 660

Related Articles

Dateline Rio - Sailing Olympics review - as good as it gets?
The Rio Sailing Olympics was widely judged to have been the best of recent times. The Rio Sailing Olympics was widely judged to have been the best of recent times. The weather was better than Weymouth and Qingdao, the courses more varied, but from a working media perspective, it was the people running the Rio regatta who really made the difference.
Posted today at 2:39 am
Rio 2016 - Plain speaking by triple-medalist on Olympic sailing moves
Triple Olympic medalist, Santiago Lange has been on the sharp end of changes made to Olympic classes and formats Santiago Lange, a six-time Olympian and Bronze medallist in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, won his third medal – Gold sailing in the Nacra 17 class. With that length of experience at an Olympic level, having sailed the Laser, Tornado and now Nacra 17 classes his comments on the future shape of the Olympic regatta was one of the highlights of the Medallists Media Conferences.
Posted on 25 Aug
Rio 2016 - Unless you're continuously improving, you're falling behind
The Olympics displayed the reality of elite sport - that unless you are continuously improving, you are falling behind. Mark Orams, World champion sailor and now a Professor of sport and recreation looks at some lessons from the 2016 Olympics, he says you need to be improving faster than the opposition to succeed at the Olympics. Britain did just that with a staggering haul of eleven medals in track cycling, six of them gold, bettering their performance at their home Olympics four years earlier.
Posted on 24 Aug
Spring into summer with NCYC’s Inner Spring Regatta
Entry is open 2016 NCYC Inner Spring Regatta to be held over the 10th and 11th of September. Entry is open 2016 NCYC Inner Spring Regatta to be held over the 10th and 11th of September. With six on the entry list in the first 24 hours this will be a regatta not to miss.
Posted on 24 Aug
Rio 2016 - Australia tops Olympic Sailing Medal Table again
Australia has again topped the table with their Gold Medal and three Silver Medals won in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regat Using the weighted points system for defining Olympic Medal Table placings, Australia has again topped the table with their Gold Medal and three Silver Medals won in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta in Rio de Janeiro. After the 2012 Olympic Regatta in Weymouth, Australia also topped the Medal table, but were tied with hosts, Great Britain on 11pts. Includes full results for all classes.
Posted on 22 Aug
Rio 2016- Annalise Murphy gets Irish eyes smiling again
In Rio 2016, the Annalise Murphy of old was back, but lighter and sharper than Weymouth 2012. In Rio 2016, the Annalise Murphy of old was back, but lighter and sharper than Weymouth 2012. For a time in the Medal race she had the Gold medal in her grasp, but came away absolutely delighted with the Silver. Thefull story of how this amazing turnaround was achieved, is probably yet to be told, but long-time Irish sailing correspondent, WM Nixon, writing in Afloat.ie fills in the background
Posted on 21 Aug
Reading Australia’s Rio 2016 Sailing Report Card
Pre-event, Australian Sailing officials predicted there would be between three and five medals at Rio 2016. Pre-event, Australian Sailing officials predicted there would be between three and five medals at Rio 2016. So Tom Burton's Gold in the Laser, and then Silver for the 470 Men’s sailors, Matt Belcher and Will Ryan, London 49er Gold Medallists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, and then lastly Nacra 17 first time campaigners, Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin, was a good result.
Posted on 21 Aug
Park's pride as Brits leave Rio Olympic Sailing as top nation
With 17 countries claiming the 30 medals from 10 events between them, Park thinks Rio lived up to its reputation With 17 countries claiming the 30 medals from 10 events between them, Park thinks Rio lived up to its reputation as one of the most difficult places in the world to sail. At London 2012 the same numbers of medals was spread between 15 countries.
Posted on 19 Aug
Rio 2016 - Images from the Womens 49erFX Medal Race
Sail-World was on the water on Guanabara Bay for the Medal Race in the Womens 49erFX, and filed this gallery of images. Sail-World.com's NZ Editor Richard Gladwell, was on the water on Guanabara Bay for the Medal Race in the Womens 49erFX, and filed this gallery of images.
Posted on 19 Aug
Rio 2016 - Images from the 49er Medal Race
Sail-World was on the water on Guanabara Bay for the Medal Race in the 49er, and filed this gallery of images. Sail-World.com's NZ Editor Richard Gladwell, was on the water on Guanabara Bay for the Medal Race in the 49er, and filed this gallery of images.
Posted on 19 Aug