Wheelchair Rugby Paralympic Sport Pin
Wheelchair rugby was first contested at the Summer Paralympics as a demonstration sport in 1996. It became an official medal-awarding sport in 2000 and has been competed at every Summer Paralympics since then. Only one event, mixed team, is held.
Wheelchair rugby, (originally murderball, and known as quad rugby in the United States), is a team sport for athletes with a disability. It is practised in over twenty-five countries around the world and is a summer Paralympic sport.
The pin depicts an athlete of Wheelchair Rugby Paralympic Sport
Product: Paralympic Pin
Pin code: #04-194-007
Official Licensed Product
Licensed Manufacturer: Efsimon Collection
Wheelchair Rugby 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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