Independent Paralympic Participants at the Paralympics (Q1938)

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Independent Paralympic Participants at the Paralympics
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    "When the two Independent Paralympic Athletes, Mateus Lucas and Alcino Pereira, from East Timor were entering the Paralympic Village through one of the security check points Police Senior Constable Barry Parrish noticed whilst checking their bags that they had nothing in them." -- paralympicanorak
    "With the help of friends and local businesses Barry collected donations including clothing, toiletries, travel bags and other personal items to give to the athletes in order to make their stay more comfortable and a lot warmer." -- paralympicanorak
    As well as the 121 nation delegations that competed at the 200 SPG, there was also a delegation of two independent athletes from Timor-Leste taking part who received rapturous encouragement from the spectators whenever they competed.