1972 Summer Paralympics

Paralympics infobox
Name = IV Paralympic Games
Logo =
Host city = Heidelberg, West Germany
Nations participating = 41
Athletes participating = 1004
Officially opened by = Gustav Heinemann
Opening ceremony = August 2
Closing ceremony = ?
Events = 187 in 10 sports
The 1972 Summer Paralympics were the fourth Paralympic Games to be held. They were held in Heidelberg, West Germany.

Sports

As with previous Paralympics, the 1972 games were intended for wheelchair athletes only. However, demonstration events such as goalball and a 100 m sprint for the visually impaired allowed visually impaired competitors to participate for the first time. [cite web |title=Heidelberg 1972 |publisher=International Paralympic Committee |date=2008 |url=http://www.paralympic.org/release/Main_Sections_Menu/Paralympic_Games/Past_Games/Heidelberg_1972/index.html |accessdate=2008-08-06 ]

* Archery
* Athletics
* Dartchery
* "Goalball (demonstration sport)"
* Lawn bowls
* Snooker
* Swimming
* Table tennis
* Weightlifting
* Wheelchair basketball
* Wheelchair fencing

Medal table

Participating delegations

Forty-two delegations took part in the Heidelberg Paralympics. [cite web |title= Medal Standings - Heidelberg 1972 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=1972PG |accessdate=2008-09-07]

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