Kuwait at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
Logo Kuwait Paralympic Committee
·Kuwait has claimed 49 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G10-S17-B22.
·Seoul 1988 were Kuwait's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning four gold medals (S5-B8).
·The NPC made its debut at the Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games.
·Kuwait is in 52nd place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.
·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 10 gold, 15 silver and 17 bronze medals. Their remaining seven medals came in wheelchair fencing (S1-B2), weightlifting (B1) and swimming (S1-B2).
·Athlete Adelah Al-Romi is Kuwait's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G5-S4-B1.
·Al-Romi won two gold medals in track disciplines - women's 60m and 200m 2 in 1980 - and three in field disciplines - women's discus throw 2 in 1984 and women's shot put and javelin throw 2 in 1988.
·The first male Paralympic champion for Kuwait came at the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games as Husain Al-Enezi (men's shot put 6) and Adnan Al-Khulefi (javelin throw 6) won gold medals.
·Kuwait failed to claim any medal at the last two Paralympic Games in Beijing and London. The NPCs last gold medal was won by Hamad Aladwani in men's 400m T53 at Athens 2004.
·There is no rights holding broadcaster in Kuwait, but the Paralympic Games can be watched live via the IPC’s website at www.paralympic.org.