Official National Paralympic Committee of Rwanda Website

Rwanda in Paralympic Games

Rwanda made its Paralympic Games début at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney. It was represented by a single competitor, male swimmer Cesar Rwagasana. In 2004, Rwanda sent two runners: Olive Akobasenga and Jean de Dieu Nkundabera. Nkundabera won bronze in men’s 800m race (T46 category). He was the country’s sole representative in 2008, entering the same event, but this time failed to advance past the heats.

Rwanda competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, United Kingdom, from 29 August to 9 September 2012

From only one athlete in Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, Rwanda succeeded to bring 14 athletes in Athletics, Powerlifting and Sitting Volleyball.

Athletics Results

Powerlifting Results

Sitting Volleyball

Rwanda has never participated in the Winter Paralympics. However, Rwanda is investigating the possibility to take part in 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang throught the ‘Dream Program’, an annual winter sports training camp for international youths including those in snowless regions. Read more the article about this program