Central African Republic at the 2004 Summer Paralympics

Central African Republic at the
2004 Summer Paralympics

IPC code CAF
NPC Comité National Paralympique Centrafricain
in Athens
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Paralympics appearances

The Central African Republic made its Paralympic Games debut by sending a delegation to compete at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Greece, having made its Olympic debut in 1968. The delegation consisted in a single athlete, Thibaut Bomaya, who competed in the powerlifting. He did not win a medal, finishing in 11th place in the single round for the men's 56kg.


The Central African Republic first participated in a Summer Olympics at the 1968 Games in Mexico City, Mexico. They participated on seven occasions up to and including the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, but failed to win any medals along the way.[1]

Members representing the Central African Republic joined the International Paralympic Committee in 2001, and made debut attendance at the IPC General Assembly in Athens on 7 December that year.[2] The nation made its debut at the following Summer Paralympics in 2004, which also took place in Athens.[3]


The sole competitor for the Central African Republic, Thibaut Bomaya, competed in the men's powerlifting, in the class for those weighing up to 56 kilograms (123 lb). In the single round held, he greatest weight lifted by Bomaya was 90 kilograms (200 lb), placing him in 11th position. He finished ahead of Eduard Gisov of Kyrgyzstan and South Korea's Yoon Sang Jin.[4] In addition, Syria's Youssef Cheikh Younes was disqualified following a positive test for doping; he had previous finished in the bronze medal position.[5] Wang Jian of China won the gold medal, lifting 185 kilograms (408 lb).[4]

Name Event Result Rank
Thibaut Bomaya Men's 56kg 90kg 11th

See also


  1. "Central African Republic". Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  2. Bailey, Steve (2008). Athlete First: A History of the Paralympic Movement. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons. p. 237. ISBN 978-0-47005-824-4.
  3. "Central African Republic at the Rio 2016 Paralympics". Rio 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  4. 1 2 "Powerlifting" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 28 October 2016 via FPRI.ru.
  5. Gatopoulos, Derek (26 September 2004). "Blind Japanese runner wins Paralympic marathon". USA Today. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
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