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IWAS World Games, Rio de Janeiro 2005

IWAS World Games, Rio de Janeiro 2005

Location

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sports Programme

Athletics, Cue sports, Wheelchair Fencing, Powerlifting, Swimming, Table tennis, Wheelchair rugby, Archery.

As Brazil prepared for a potential bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, a passion for Para sport was already stirring in the country.

This resulted in the 2005 edition of the IWAS World Games, which attracted nearly 500 athletes competing in eight sports amongst a carnival atmosphere.

Videos from the time show national football legend Pele making an appearance at competition and support from the Sports Minister at the time.

Wheelchair fencing and wheelchair rugby made their IWAS World Games debut in Rio de Janeiro.


IWAS

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
China 51 37 24 112
Brasil 37 30 31 98
Mexico 30 26 21 77
Spain 13 8 6 27
Korea 12 4 2 18
Taipei 11 16 6 33
Poland 9 11 12 32
Thailand 9 0 8 17
Egypt 6 7 3 16
Singapore 6 3 2 11
South Africa 4 6 5 15
Netherlands 4 6 0 10
Venezuela 4 4 3 11
Slovakia 3 1 0 4
Malaysia 2 5 4 11
Kenya 2 5 4 9
Ukraine 2 2 0 4
Iran 2 1 3 6
Latvia 2 1 1 4
Croatia 2 1 0 3
Lithuania 2 0 1 3
Hungary 2 0 0 2
France 1 5 5 11
Peru 1 2 0 3
Ireland 1 1 5 7
Puerto Rico 1 1 1 3
United States 1 1 1 3
Great Britain 1 0 1 2
Kuwait 1 0 1 2
Austria 1 0 0 1
Argentina 0 4 0 4
Colombia 0 3 4 7
Iraq 0 1 3 4
Canada 0 1 1 2
Belgium 0 1 0 1
Qatar 0 0 1 1

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