Malaysia at the 1972 Summer Paralympics


Malaysia at the 1972 Summer Paralympics
Malaysia at the Paralympic Games
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Flag of Malaysia
IPC code  MAS
NPC Malaysia Paralympic Council
Competitors 4
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Paralympic history (summary)
Summer Games
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Malaysia sent a delegation to compete at the 1972 Summer Paralympics in Heidelberg, West Germany. They sent four competitors, four male and zero female.[1]

Disability classifications

Athletes at the Paralympics in 1972 were all afflicted by spinal cord injuries and required the use of a wheelchair.[2] This is in contrast to later Paralympics that include events for participants that fit into any of five different disability categories; amputation, either congenital or sustained through injury or illness; cerebral palsy; wheelchair athletes; visual impairment, including blindness; Les autres, any physical disability that does not fall strictly under one of the other categories, for example dwarfism or multiple sclerosis.[3][4] Each Paralympic sport then has its own classifications, dependent upon the specific physical demands of competition. Events are given a code, made of numbers and letters, describing the type of event and classification of the athletes competing.[5]

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