Argentina at the 1968 Summer Paralympics

Argentina competed at the 1968 Summer Paralympics in Tel Aviv, Israel. The team finished ninth in the medal table and won a total of 30 medals; 10 gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze.

Argentina at the
1968 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Argentina.svg
IPC codeARG
NPCArgentine Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.coparg.org.ar
in Tel Aviv
Competitors21
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold
10
Silver
10
Bronze
10
Total
30
Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)

TeamEdit

The Argentine team included Susana Masciotra, who competed in swimming and athletics. She then appear in four more Paralympic Games, with her last being in 1980 where she primarily competed in swimming events. After this, she took another multi-cycle break from the Paralympic Games. She would return for the 2016 Summer Paralympics, where she competed in wheelchair fencing.[1]

Noemi Tortul and Susana Beatriz Olarte returned to represent Argentina again at the Games, after having previously represented the country in 1964. Between them, the women won 9 total medals in Tel Aviv.[2]

MedalsEdit

The team finished ninth in the medal table and won a total of 30 medals; 10 gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze.[3]

AthleticsEdit

Susana Masciotra competed in athletics. She came away with a gold medal in the women's slalom cervical class event.[1]

SwimmingEdit

Susana Masciotra competed in swimming.[1]

Wheelchair basketballEdit

Susana Masciotra competed in wheelchair basketball. Her team won a silver medal in the women's event debut at the Paralympic Games.[1][4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Throwback Thursday: Argentina's Susana Masciotra". www.paralympic.org. Retrieved 2016-12-25.
  2. ^ "Two Argentinian athletes commemorated for Tokyo 1964 achievements". www.paralympic.org. Retrieved 2016-12-25.
  3. ^ "Medal Standings Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Two Argentinian athletes commemorated for Tokyo 1964 achievements". www.paralympic.org. Retrieved 2016-12-25.