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Paris 2024: Refugee Paralympic team named by International Paralympic Committee

Guillaume Junior Atangana and guide Donard Ndim Nyamjua


Eight athletes and one guide runner will make up the biggest Refugee Paralympic team when they compete at Paris 2024.

There were two people in the team selected by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for Rio 2016, and six at Tokyo 2020.

The RPT team will compete under the IPC flag and be the first to enter the opening ceremony on 28 August.

“For a third consecutive Paralympics, a team of determined, inspirational refugee athletes will show the world just what they can achieve if given the chance,” said Filippo Grandi – the United Nations high commissioner for refugees.

“Refugees thrive when given the opportunity to use, develop and showcase their skills and talents, in sport and in many other walks of life.”

Those selected are: Guillaume Junior Atangana and guide Donard Ndim Nyamjua (athletics), Salman Abbariki (athletics), Zakia Khudadadi (taekwondo), Hadi Hassanzada (taekwondo), Ibrahim Al Hussein (triathlon), Hadi Darvish (powerlifting), Sayed Amir Hossein Pour (table tennis), Amelio Castro Grueso (fencing).



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