Wheelchair Tennis At The Summer Paralympics
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Wheelchair Tennis At The Summer Paralympics
Wheelchair tennis at the Summer Paralympics
Wheelchair tennis pictogram (Paralympics).svg
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Events 6 (men: 2; women: 2; mixed: 2)
Games
Note: demonstration sport years indicated in italics

Wheelchair tennis was first contested at the Summer Paralympics as a demonstration sport in 1988, with two events being held (Men's and Women's Singles). It became an official medal-awarding sport in 1992 and has been competed at every Summer Paralympics since then. Four events were held from 1992 to 2000, with quad events (mixed gender) in both singles and doubles added in 2004.

Events

Six events are contested at each Paralympic. Only men's and women's singles were held at the 1988 Paralympics, when it was a demonstration sport. These were joined by men's and women's doubles events at its first medal games. In 2004 events were added to the roster for athletes with quadriplegia (as such they are also known as "quad" events), the gender for this event is mixed.

Current events

  • Men's singles
  • Men's doubles
  • Women's singles
  • Women's doubles
  • Quad singles
  • Quad doubles

Medalists

Medal winning teams for every Summer Games since 1992 are as follows:

Men's Singles

Women's Singles

Men's Doubles

Women's Doubles

Quad Singles

Quad Doubles

References


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.


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