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267 Rio slots potentially could be reallocated following Russian suspension

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With the International Paralympic Committee having announced earlier today that the Russian delegation for the Rio Games has been suspended from attending, up to 267 spots  at the Games could potentially be re-allocated to sportspeople from other countries.

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The IPC has been in contact with relevant international sport federations to determine how to potentially re-allocate these spots, whom would get them and prep everything to invite these sportspeople to participate.  Formal re-allocation of these spots would not start until after Russia finished any appeals they might make.  This process is expected to take up to 21 days, giving potential newly confirmed Rio bound competitors around a week to prepare and arrive in Russia.

Russia had qualified 267 sportspeople in 18 different sports.   A number of Russia’s qualified sportspeople come from team sports, including the 5-a-side football, 7-a-side football, and women’s goalball. Individual archers had qualified including  Bato Tsydendorzhiev, Margarita Sidorenko, Svetlana Barantseva, Irina Rossiyskaya, Sergey Khutakov, Anton Zaypaev and Stepanida Artakhinova.  B2 judoka Abdula Kuramagomedov was among the Russian qualifiers.  In para-canoe, Alexandra Dupik, Leonid Krylov and Leonid Krylov had all earned berths.  A number of shooters had also earned berths including Sergey Malyshev, Tatiana Ryabchenko, Valeriy Ponomarenko, Sergey Nochevnoy, Antonina Zhukova, Nikolai Krygin, Natalia Dalekova and Andrey Kozhemyakin.  Swimmers who had qualified included Denis Tarasov,  Alexander Makarov, Roman Zhdanov, Andrei Granichka, Valeriia Shabalina, Anna Krivshina, Dmitrii Kokarev and Iurii Luchkin.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 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.

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