Argentina at the Paralympics

Argentina participated in the inaugural Paralympic Games in 1960 in Rome, with a delegation consisting in five swimmers, and has taken part in every edition of the Summer Paralympics since then. The country made its Winter Paralympics début in 2010, with a two-man delegation in alpine skiing.[1]

Argentina at the
Paralympics
Flag of Argentina.svg
IPC codeARG
NPCArgentine Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.coparg.org.ar
Medals
Ranked 38th
Gold
31
Silver
66
Bronze
68
Total
165
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Argentines have won a total of 146 medals at the Paralympic Games, of which 30 gold, 59 silver and 57 bronze. All of these medals were won at the Summer Games. This places Argentina 30th on the all-time Paralympic Games medal table.[2]

Argentines won two gold medals in swimming in 1960. In 1964, four of their six gold medals also came through swimming, the other two being obtained in athletics (women's shot put) and weightlifting. In 1968, Argentines won ten gold medals, of which nine in athletics and only one in swimming (H. Aresca in the men's 25m freestyle). These nine athletics medals were all won in javelin, shot put, club throw or discus events, and eight of them were won by women.

In 1972, the Argentine delegation was much less successful, with just one gold medal in athletics (in the men's javelin), and one in women's wheelchair basketball. In 1976, Cristina Benedetti won Argentina's only athletics gold, in the slalom, while Gustavo Galindez took two gold medals in swimming. The only time that Argentina did not win medals was in 1984. In 1992, the country's only Paralympic champion was Horacio Bascioni, in the men's javelin. In 1996, Nestor Suarez won the men's 100m sprint in the T46 category, while swimmer Betiana Basualdo won the women's 100m freestyle in the S2 category, thus providing their country with two gold medals.[3]

MedalsEdit

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Gold Juan Sznitowski   1960 Rome Swimming Men's 50m backstroke complete class 5
  Gold Beatriz Perazzo   1960 Rome Swimming Women's 50m crawl incomplete class 3
  Silver Juan Sznitowski   1960 Rome Swimming Men's 50m crawl complete class 5
  Silver Amelia Mier   1960 Rome Swimming Women's 50m crawl complete class 5
  Bronze Beatriz Galán   1960 Rome Swimming Women's 50m crawl incomplete class 4
  Gold Susana Olarte   1964 Tokyo Athletics Women's shot put B
  Gold Juan Sznitowski   1964 Tokyo Swimming Men's 50m freestyle prone incomplete class 4
  Gold Silvia Cochetti   1964 Tokyo Swimming Women's 50m freestyle prone special class
  Gold Silvia Cochetti   1964 Tokyo Swimming Women's 50m freestyle supine special class
  Gold Silvia Cochetti   1964 Tokyo Swimming Women's 50m breaststroke special class
  Gold Fernando Bustelli   1964 Tokyo Weightlifting Men's lightweight
  Silver Men's relay team   1964 Tokyo Athletics Men's wheelchair relay below T10
  Silver Jorge Diz   1964 Tokyo Athletics Men's club throw D
  Silver Jorge Diz   1964 Tokyo Athletics Men's javelin throw D
  Silver Susana Olarte   1964 Tokyo Athletics Women's club throw B
  Silver Silvia Cochetti   1964 Tokyo Athletics Women's discus throw D
  Silver Susana Olarte   1964 Tokyo Athletics Women's javelin throw B
  Silver Helvio Aresca   1964 Tokyo Swimming Men's 25m freestyle prone incomplete class 2
  Silver Jorge Diz   1964 Tokyo Swimming Men's 50m freestyle prone incomplete class 4
  Silver Ignesias   1964 Tokyo Swimming Men's 50m breaststroke complete class 5
  Silver Estela Falocco   1964 Tokyo Swimming Women's 50m freestyle prone special class
  Silver Estela Falocco   1964 Tokyo Swimming Women's 50m freestyle supine special class
  Silver Estela Falocco   1964 Tokyo Swimming Women's 50m breaststroke special class
  Silver Honorio Romero   1964 Tokyo Table tennis Men's singles B
  Silver Helvio Aresca
Honorio Romero
  1964 Tokyo Table tennis Men's doubles B
  Bronze Alberto Ocampo   1964 Tokyo Athletics Men's discus throw D
  Bronze Jorge Diz   1964 Tokyo Athletics Men's shot put D
  Bronze Juan Sznitowski   1964 Tokyo Athletics Men's pentathlon 2
  Bronze Jorge Diz   1964 Tokyo Athletics Men's pentathlon special class
  Bronze Noemi Tortul   1964 Tokyo Athletics Women's club throw C
  Bronze Silvia Cochetti   1964 Tokyo Athletics Women's club throw D
  Bronze Susana Olarte   1964 Tokyo Athletics Women's discus throw B
  Bronze Noemi Tortul   1964 Tokyo Athletics Women's javelin throw C
  Bronze Noemi Tortul   1964 Tokyo Athletics Women's shot put C
  Bronze Helvio Aresca   1964 Tokyo Swimming Men's 25m freestyle supine incomplete class 2
  Bronze Dante Tosi   1964 Tokyo Swimming Men's 50m freestyle supine incomplete class 3
  Bronze Juan Sznitowski   1964 Tokyo Swimming Men's 50m freestyle supine incomplete class 4
  Bronze Amelia Mier   1964 Tokyo Swimming Women's 50m freestyle prone special class
  Bronze Amelia Mier   1964 Tokyo Swimming Women's 50m freestyle supine special class
  Bronze Amelia Mier   1964 Tokyo Swimming Women's 50m breaststroke special class
  Bronze Hector Brandoni   1964 Tokyo Weightlifting Men's featherweight
  Gold Miguel Ángel González   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Men's javelin throw special class
  Gold Dina Galindez   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's club throw A
  Gold Susana Olarte   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's club throw C
  Gold Dina Galindez   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's discus throw A
  Gold Susana Olarte   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's discus throw C
  Gold Silvia Cochetti   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's discus throw special class
  Gold Susana Olarte   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's shot put C
  Gold Silvia Cochetti   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's shot put special class
  Gold Susana Masciotra   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's slalom cervical class
  Gold Helvio Aresca   1968 Tel Aviv Swimming Men's 25m freestyle class 2 complete
  Silver Jorge Diz   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Men's club throw special class
  Silver Miguel Ángel González   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Men's shot put special class
  Silver Dina Galindez   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's novices 60m wheelchair dash A
  Silver Noemi Tortul   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's club throw B
  Silver Silvia Cochetti   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's club throw special class
  Silver Noemi Tortul   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's discus throw B
  Silver Dina Galindez   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's shot put A
  Silver Silvia Cochetti   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's pentathlon special class
  Silver Carlos Carranza   1968 Tel Aviv Swimming Men's 50m freestyle class (cauda equina)
  Silver Silvia Cochetti
Estela Fernandez
Dina Galindez
Susana Masciotra
Amelia Mier
Susana Olarte
Noemi Tortul
  1968 Tel Aviv Wheelchair basketball Women's tournament
  Bronze Carlos Carranza
Jorge Diz
Hugo Loto
Bautista Rubio
  1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Men's 4x40m relay open
  Bronze Miguel Ángel González   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Men's discus throw special class
  Bronze Jorge Diz   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Men's shot put special class
  Bronze Jorge Diz   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Men's pentathlon special class
  Bronze Silvia Cochetti
Amelia Mier
Susana Olarte
Noemi Tortul
  1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's 4x40m relay open
  Bronze Dina Galindez   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's javelin throw A
  Bronze Noemi Tortul   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's javelin throw B
  Bronze Silvia Cochetti   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's javelin throw special class
  Bronze Carlos Carranza   1968 Tel Aviv Swimming Men's 50m breaststroke class 5 (cauda equina)
  Bronze Silvia Cochetti   1968 Tel Aviv Swimming Women's 50m freestyle special class
  Gold Rubén Ferrari   1972 Heidelberg Athletics Men's javelin throw 5
  Gold Women's team   1972 Heidelberg Wheelchair basketball Women's tournament
  Silver Raúl Di Paolo   1972 Heidelberg Athletics Men's javelin throw 1B
  Silver Olga Ricchetti   1972 Heidelberg Athletics Women's discus throw 1A
  Silver Olga Ricchetti   1972 Heidelberg Athletics Women's slalom 1A
  Silver Cristina Benedetti   1972 Heidelberg Athletics Women's slalom 2
  Bronze Olga Ricchetti   1972 Heidelberg Athletics Women's javelin throw 1A
  Bronze Olga Ricchetti   1972 Heidelberg Swimming Women's 25m breaststroke 1A
  Bronze Men's team   1972 Heidelberg Wheelchair basketball Men's tournament
  Gold Cristina Benedetti   1976 Toronto Athletics Women's slalom 2
  Gold Gustavo Galindez   1976 Toronto Swimming Men's 25m butterfly 3
  Gold Gustavo Galindez   1976 Toronto Swimming Men's 75m individual medley 3
  Silver Parra Gonzalez   1976 Toronto Athletics Women's shot put 1A
  Silver Gustavo Galindez   1976 Toronto Swimming Men's 50m freestyle 3
  Silver Gustavo Galindez   1976 Toronto Swimming Men's 50m backstroke 3
  Silver Raul Langhi   1976 Toronto Swimming Men's 25m breaststroke 1A
  Bronze Luis Grieb   1976 Toronto Athletics Men's discus throw 4
  Bronze Honorio Romero   1976 Toronto Athletics Men's precision javelin throw 1C-5
  Bronze Gustavo Galindez   1976 Toronto Swimming Men's 50m breaststroke 3
  Bronze Luis Perez   1976 Toronto Swimming Men's 25m butterfly 3
  Bronze Marcella Rizzotto   1976 Toronto Swimming Women's 25m butterfly 3
  Bronze Marcella Rizzotto   1976 Toronto Swimming Women's 75m individual medley 3
  Bronze Women's team   1976 Toronto Wheelchair basketball Women's tournament
  Gold Eugenia Garcia   1980 Arnhem Swimming Women's 25m breaststroke 1A
  Gold Monica Lopez   1980 Arnhem Swimming Women's 25m breaststroke 1B
  Gold Marcella Rizzotto   1980 Arnhem Swimming Women's 50m breaststroke 3
  Gold Marcella Rizzotto   1980 Arnhem Swimming Women's 50m freestyle 3
  Silver Luis Grieb   1980 Arnhem Athletics Men's discus throw 4
  Silver Monica Lopez   1980 Arnhem Swimming Women's 25m backstroke 1B
  Silver Marcella Rizzotto   1980 Arnhem Swimming Women's 25m butterfly 3
  Silver Monica Lopez   1980 Arnhem Swimming Women's 25m freestyle 1B
  Silver Eugenia Garcia
Monica Lopez
Susana Masciotra
  1980 Arnhem Swimming Women's 3x25m freestyle 1A-1C
  Bronze Eugenia Garcia   1980 Arnhem Athletics Women's club throw 1A
  Bronze Eugenia Garcia   1980 Arnhem Athletics Women's discus throw 1A
  Bronze Eugenia Garcia   1980 Arnhem Swimming Women's 25m backstroke 1A
  Bronze Eugenia Garcia   1980 Arnhem Swimming Women's 25m freestyle 1A
  Bronze Marcella Rizzotto   1980 Arnhem Swimming Women's 50m backstroke 3
  Silver Jose Daniel Haylan   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's club throw 1A
  Silver Jose Daniel Haylan   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's discus throw 1A
  Silver Jose Daniel Haylan   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's shot put 1A
  Silver Carlos Maslup   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's slalom 1A
  Silver Carlos Maslup   1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 25m breaststroke 1A
  Silver Carlos Maslup   1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 75m individual medley 1A
  Bronze Carlos Maslup   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's discus throw 1A
  Bronze Beatriz Greco   1988 Seoul Swimming Women's 200m individual medley 6
  Gold Horacio Bascioni   1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's javelin throw THW2
  Silver Horacio Bascioni   1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's shot put THW2
  Gold Suarez Nestor   1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 100m T34
  Gold Betiana Basualdo   1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 100m freestyle S2
  Silver Horacio Bascioni   1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's discus throw F51
  Silver Maria Angelica Rodriguez   1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's discus throw F34-35
  Silver Fabian Ramirez   1996 Atlanta Judo Men's -78 kg
  Silver Betiana Basualdo   1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 50m freestyle S2
  Silver Alejandra Perezlindo   1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 100m freestyle S2
  Bronze Betiana Basualdo   1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 50m backstroke S2
  Bronze Jose Daniel Haylan   1996 Atlanta Table tennis Men's singles 1
  Silver Jorge Godoy   2000 Sydney Athletics Men's discus throw F11
  Silver Horacio Bascioni   2000 Sydney Athletics Men's discus throw F52
  Bronze Elisabel Delgado   2000 Sydney Athletics Women's 100m T20
  Bronze Claudia Rut Vignatti   2000 Sydney Athletics Women's javelin throw F37
  Bronze Guillermo Marro   2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 100m backstroke S7
  Silver Gonsalo Abbas Hachache
Diego Cerega
Eduardo Diaz
Carlos Ivan Figueroa
Dario Lencina
Antonio Mendoza
Oscar Moreno
Julio Ramirez
Lucas Rodriguez
Silvio Velo
  2004 Athens Football 5-a-side Men's team
  Silver Guillermo Marro   2004 Athens Swimming Men's 100m backstroke S7
  Bronze Rodrigo Fernando Lopez   2004 Athens Cycling Men's bicycle road race/time trial CP 3
  Bronze Betiana Basualdo   2004 Athens Swimming Women's 100m freestyle S2
  Silver Sebastian Baldassarri   2008 Beijing Athletics Men's discus throw F11/12
  Bronze Gonzalo Abbas Hachache
Diego Cerega
Eduardo Diaz
Ivan Figueroa
Jose Luis Jiminez
Dario Aldo Lencina
Gustavo Maidana
Antonio Mendoza
Lucas Rodriguez
Silvio Mauricio Velo
  2008 Beijing Football 5-a-side Men's team
  Bronze Fabian Ramirez   2008 Beijing Judo Men's -73 kg
  Bronze Jorge Lencina   2008 Beijing Judo Men's -81 kg
  Bronze Guillermo Marro   2008 Beijing Swimming Men's 100m backstroke S7
  Silver Jose David Effron   2012 London Judo Men's -81 kg
  Bronze Hernan Barreto   2012 London Athletics Men's 200m T35
  Bronze Rodrigo Fernando Lopez   2012 London Cycling Men's individual pursuit C1
  Bronze Jorge Lencina   2012 London Judo Men's -90 kg
  Bronze Nadia Baez   2012 London Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke SB11
  Gold Yanina Andrea Martinez   2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Women's 100m T36
  Silver Hernan Emanuel Urra   2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's shot put F35
  Bronze Hernan Barreto   2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 100m T35
  Bronze Hernan Barreto   2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 200m T35
  Bronze Darío Lencina
Ángel Deldo
Federico Accardi
Froilán Padilla
Silvio Velo
Lucas Rodríguez
David Peralta
Nicolás Véliz
Germán Muleck
Maximiliano Espinillo
  2016 Rio de Janeiro Football 5-a-side Men's team

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