Gabon at the
Paralympics
Flag of Gabon.svg
IPC codeGAB
NPCFederation Gabonaise Omnisports pour Paralympique pour Handicapées
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
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

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

References

  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