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2012 makes five Paralympic Games for Côte d’Ivoire

LondonEngland— When four competitors from Côte d’Ivoire enter London’s Olympic Stadium for this year’s Summer Paralympics Opening Ceremony, they will be the fifth group of competitors representing their country at the Games.


Côte d’Ivoire is fielding four competitors in-all; Addoh Kimou and Kouame Jean-luc Noumbo are to represent their country in athletics, Kimou competing in the men’s T46 200 and 400 metre events, Noumbo in the men’s T46 100 and 200 metres. Powerlifters Alidou Diamoutene and Carine Cynthia Amandine Tchei round out the country’s delegation, with Diamoutene competing in the men’s 52kg event and Tchei in the women’s 67.50 kg event.

Whilst Côte d’Ivoire previously won four Paralympic medals—three golds and one bronze, all in athletics—they have not finished in a medal spot since the 2000 Paralympics when Oumar Basakoulba Kone won his third gold medal in the 800 metres; fellow countryman Fernand Kra Koffi took the bronze in the same event.

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Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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