Judo Paralympic Sport Pin
Judo Paralympic has been contested at the Summer Paralympic Games since 1988. The sport is restricted to visually impaired competitors. Men’s and women’s events are held in various weight classes, just like judo at the Summer Olympics. More than 60 visually impaired judoka, including some from the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Spain and Sweden, competed in the Athens 2004 games, making it the biggest yet staged.
Paralympic judo is an adaptation of the Japanese martial art of judo for visually impaired competitors. The rules of the sport are only slightly different from regular judo competitions. It has been part of the Summer Paralympics program since 1988 for men and 2004 for women.
The pin depicts an athlete of Judo Paralympic Sport
Product: Paralympic Pin
Pin code: #04-194-018
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Licensed Manufacturer: Efsimon Collection
Judo Paralympic Sport:
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games
The 2004 Summer Paralympics were held in Athens, Greece, from September 17 to September 28. The twelfth Paralympic Games, an estimated 4,000 athletes took part in the Athens programme, with ages ranging from 11 to 66. 3.806 athletes from 135 nations competed in the Athens Paralympics
A total of 1567 medals were awarded during the Athens games: 519 gold, 516 silver, and 532 bronze. China topped the medal count with more gold medals, more silver medals, and more medals overall than any other nation.
The 2004 Summer Paralympics included 19 sports. New events featured in the Games were five-a-side blind football, women’s sitting volleyball, and quads wheelchair tennis.
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