Iraq at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
Iraq’s Paralympic and Worlds silver medallist Rasool Mohsin adds 5kg onto his own world record at the 2015 IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships. © • Konstantin Kniazevych, Anatoly Kudyakov
·Iraq has claimed eight medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G1-S3-B4.
·Athens 2004 were Iraq's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning one gold medal (B1).
·The NPC made its debut at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games.
·Iraq is in 81st place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.
·The NPC has been most successful in powerlifting, as Faris Abed won Iraq's only gold medal at the Paralympic Games in this sport.
·Abed won the men's over 100kg in powerlifting at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.
·Iraq claimed its medals in two sports: powerlifting (G1-S2-B2) and athletics (S1-B2).
·All of Iraq's medals at the Paralympic Games have been won by male athletes.
·At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Iraq bagged three medals. Faris Al-Ajeeli claimed silver in the men's over 100kg powerlifting, Ahmed Naas and Wildan Nukhailawi claimed respectively silver and bronze in the men's javelin throw F40.
·There is no rights holding broadcaster in Iraq, but the Paralympic Games can be watched live via the IPC’s website at www.paralympic.org.