Sailing Paralympic Sport Pin
Sailing Paralympic has been an official part of the Summer Paralympic Games since 2000, after being a demonstration sport in 1996. The International Association for Disabled Sailing is responsible for coordinating the event with the International Paralympic Committee and the hosts.
Sailing comprises wind propulsion of a craft by means of sails and steering it over water, ice or land, depending on the type of craft. A sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails by adjusting their angle with respect to the moving sailing craft and sometimes by adjusting the sail area. The force transmitted from the sails is resisted by forces from the hull, keel, and rudder of a sailing craft, by forces from skate runners for an iceboat, and by forces from wheels for a land sailing craft to allow steering a course on a point of sail with respect to the true wind.
The pin depicts an athlete of Sailing Paralympic Sport
Product: Paralympic Pin
Pin code: #04-194-011
Official Licensed Product
Licensed Manufacturer: Efsimon Collection
Sailing 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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