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16 July 2008, 06:00 pm
National Line Up For 2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition
Heiko KROEGER of Germany celebrates victory in 2000
Twenty-five nations will be represented in Qingdao this September

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

A record 80 athletes representing 25 nations will contest the 2008 Paralympic Games Sailing Competition in Qingdao, China this September.
The International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) has received confirmation of all the national entries for the three sailing events at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. The gold medal winning nations from the Athens Games, France in the single-person keelboat event and Israel in the Three-Person Keelboat event, will both be represented again in those events.

Nations Entered For Paralympic Sailing Competition By Event

Single-Person Keelboat - 2.4mR
(16 nations confirmed, 16 athletes)

Australia
Canada
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Hungary
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
PR China
Puerto Rico
Spain
USA

Two-Person Keelboat - SKUD18
(11 nations confirmed, 22 athletes)

Australia
Canada
Great Britain
Ireland
Malaysia
Philippines
Portugal
PR China
Singapore
Sweden
USA

Three-Person Keelboat - Sonar
(14 nations confirmed, 42 athletes)

Australia
Austria
Brazil
Canada
France
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Norway
PR China
USA

Click here to view more details on the national qualification including the year of qualification and a link to the full qualification system.

ISAF Paralympic Games microsite - www.sailing.org/paralympics

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