- Rowing at the 2008 Summer Paralympics
Rowing at the
2008 Summer Paralympicswas held in Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Parkfrom September 9to September 11. This was the first time that rowing was competed at the Paralympic Games.
Rowers were given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allows rowers to compete against others with a similar level of function.
Rowing classes were:
*LTA (Legs, Trunk and Arms) - Mixed coxed fours
*TA (Trunk and Arms) - Mixed double sculls
*A (Arms only) - Men's and women's singles
Four rowing events were held:
*Men's Single Sculls
*Women's Single Sculls
*Mixed Double Sculls
*Mixed Four Coxed
There were 96 athletes (48 male, 48 female) taking part in this sport.
This ranking sorts countries by the number of gold medals earned by their rowers (in this context a country is an entity represented by a
National Paralympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.
* cite web
title = Schedules and Results - Rowing
publisher = The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
url = http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRMP/ENG/Schedule/RO.shtml
accessdate = 2008-09-10
* [http://en.paralympic.beijing2008.cn Offical Site of the 2008 Summer Paralympics]
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