Swimming Paralympic Sport Pin
Swimming Paralympic has been contested at every Summer Paralympics. At the first games, the 1960 Paralympics, 62 swimming events were held in distances of 25 and 50 metres, plus a 3?50 metre relay for men. Since then, swimming at the Paralympics has grown to 140 events covering distances from 50 to 400 metres, plus 4?50 and 4?100 metre relays. Along with track and field athletics, it is one of the largest sports at the Paralympics in terms of the number of events, competitors, and spectators.
As with most Paralympic sports, athletes are classified according to the type and extent of their disability.
The International Paralympic Committee recognizes the fastest times swam at the games as Paralympic records.
The pin depicts an athlete of Swimming Paralympic Sport
Product: Paralympic Pin
Pin code: #04-194-004
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Licensed Manufacturer: Efsimon Collection
Swimming 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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