Papua New Guinea at the
Paralympics
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IPC codePNG
NPCPapua New Guinea Paralympic Committee
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer appearances

Papua New Guinea first competed at the Summer Paralympic Games in 1984, sending a delegation of four athletes to compete in track and field, then missed out on three consecutive Games before returning in 2000, with two athletes in track and field and one in powerlifting.[1] Papua New Guinea was absent again in 2004, and returned for its third competition in 2008.[2]

Francis Kompaon won Papua New Guinea's first Paralympic or Olympic medal when he took silver in the 100 metre sprint, T46 category, at the 2008 Games. He finished 0.05 seconds behind gold medal winner Heath Francis, of Australia.[3][4]

Papua New Guinea has never taken part in the Winter Paralympic Games.[1]

List of medallists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver Francis Kompaon 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 100m T46

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Papua New Guinea at the Paralympics on paralympic.org
  2. ^ "Toua makes comeback complete in PNG Olympic squad" Archived 23 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine, ABC Radio Australia, 9 July 2008
  3. ^ "Silver for Francis Kompaon" Archived 23 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Oceania Athletics Association, 15 September 2008
  4. ^ "Kompaon a champ on our national day" Archived 16 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Post Courier, 16 September 2008