1964 Summer Paralympics


1964 Summer Paralympics

Paralympics infobox
Name = II Paralympic Games

Host city = Tokyo, Japan
Nations participating = 21
Athletes participating = 375
Opening ceremony = November 3
Closing ceremony = November 12
Events = 144 in 9 sports
Officially opened by = Yoshiaki Kasai
Athlete's Oath = Shigeo Aono
Olympic Stadium = Oda Field
The 1964 Summer Paralympics were the 2nd Paralympic Games to be held. They were held in Tokyo, Japan.

Sports

Nine sports were competed at the 1964 games. In athletics, a wheelchair racing event in the form of a 60 m dash was added; previously the athletics program had included only field events. Wheelchair racing has since become one of the most prominent Paralympic events. [cite web |title=Tokyo 1964 |publisher=International Paralympic Committee |date=2008 |url=http://www.paralympic.org/release/Main_Sections_Menu/Paralympic_Games/Past_Games/Tokyo_1964/index.html |accessdate=2008-08-06 ]

* Archery
* Athletics
* Dartchery
* Snooker
* Swimming
* Table tennis
* Weightlifting
* Wheelchair basketball
* Wheelchair fencing

Medal table

Participating delegations

Nineteen delegations participated in the Tokyo Paralympics. [cite web |title= Medal Standings - Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games |publisher=International Paralympic Committee |date=2008 |url=http://www.paralympic.org/release/Main_Sections_Menu/Sports/Results/paralympics_reports.html?type=medalstandings&games=1964PG |accessdate=2008-08-08]

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