Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Algeria name delegation to Rio 2016

Mouloud Noura is among those to watch at the Paralympics Games. 01 Sep 2016
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Two judo athletes fighting on a tatami or judo mat.

Judoka, Noura Mouloud from Algeria competing at the London 2012 Paralympics.

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By NPC Algeria and IPC

The National Paralympic Committee (NPC) of Algeria has announced the athletes who will compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, with the goal of winning three gold medals.

Algeria will be sending 62 athletes to compete across five sports: athletics (21), judo (3), powerlifting (2), both men and women’s goalball teams and both wheelchair basketball teams.

"Our athletes will compete for the podium and the harvest as many medals. Our goal is to bring back podiums across all colours including three Paralympic titles in athletics and judo especially. According to our coaches, our athletes are well prepared to go," said Algeria’s national technical manager Zoubir Aichaine.

Judoka Mouloud Noura is among those to watch. He will make his third Paralympic Games appearance after taking gold at Beijing 2008 and silver at London 2012. He will compete in the men’s up to 60kg.

Algerian powerlifters Houcine Bettir and Samira Guerioua are also looking to impress in their first Games.

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