Croatia at the Paralympics

Croatia, following its independence, made its Paralympic Games début at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona, sending three competitors in swimming, two in shooting and one in track and field. The latter, Milka Milinković, won Croatia's first Paralympic medal, and its only medal of the 1992 Games - a bronze in the women's javelin (THW5 category).[1]

Croatia at the
Paralympics
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IPC codeCRO
NPCCroatian Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.hpo.hr
Medals
Gold
6
Silver
8
Bronze
14
Total
28
Summer appearances
Other related appearances
 Yugoslavia (1972-2000)

Croatia has taken part in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics. It first participated in the Winter Paralympics in 2002, with two representatives in alpine skiing, and has entered every edition of the Winter Games since then.[1]

Croatians have won a total of twenty-eight Paralympic medals, of which six gold, eight silver and fourteen bronze. Twenty-six of these medals have been won at the Summer Games, in track and field, swimming, table tennis and taekwondo. And with the exception of Milinković's early bronze, all have been won from 2004 games onwards.[1] At the Winter Games Croatia has won two medals, gold in alpine skiing and bronze in snowboarding.

Medal tablesEdit

List of medalistsEdit

Summer sportsEdit

Medal Name(s) Games Sport Event Date
  Bronze Milka Milinković   1992 Barcelona   Athletics Women's javelin throw THW5 September 1992
  Bronze Mihovil Španja   2004 Athens   Swimming Men's 100 m backstroke S8 22 September 2004
  Bronze Mihovil Španja   2004 Athens   Swimming Men's 200 m individual medley SM8 23 September 2004
  Bronze Mihovil Španja   2004 Athens   Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle S8 24 September 2004
  Bronze Jelena Vuković   2004 Athens   Athletics Women's discus throw F42–46 25 September 2004
  Gold Antonia Balek   2008 Beijing   Athletics Women's javelin throw F33–34/52–53 13 September 2008
  Gold Antonia Balek   2008 Beijing   Athletics Women's shot put F32–34/52–53 15 September 2008
  Gold Darko Kralj   2008 Beijing   Athletics Men's shot put F42 10 September 2008
  Silver Branimir Budetić   2008 Beijing   Athletics Men's javelin throw F11–12 10 September 2008
  Silver Darko Kralj   2012 London   Athletics Men's shot put F42–44 31 August 2012
  Silver Zoran Talić   2012 London   Athletics Men's long jump F20 4 September 2012
  Bronze Branimir Budetić   2012 London   Athletics Men's javelin throw F12–13 5 September 2012
  Bronze Mikela Ristoski   2012 London   Athletics Women's long jump F20 3 September 2012
  Bronze Mihovil Španja   2012 London   Swimming Men's 100 m backstroke S7 30 August 2012
  Gold Sandra Paović   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Table tennis Women's individual C6 12 September 2016
  Gold Mikela Ristoski   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Athletics Women's long jump F20 15 September 2016
  Silver Zoran Talić   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Athletics Men's long jump F20 11 September 2016
  Silver Anđela Mužinić and Helena Dretar Karić   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Table tennis Women's team C1–3 16 September 2016
  Bronze Velimir Šandor   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Athletics Men's discus throw F52 8 September 2016
  Silver Velimir Šandor   2020 Tokyo   Athletics Men's discus throw F52 29 August 2021
  Silver Ivan Katanušić   2020 Tokyo   Athletics Men's discus throw F64 2 September 2021
  Silver Ivan Mikulić   2020 Tokyo   Taekwondo Men's +75 kg 4 September 2021
  Bronze Anđela Mužinić and Helena Dretar Karić   2020 Tokyo   Table tennis Women's team C1–3 1 September 2021
  Bronze Mikela Ristoski   2020 Tokyo   Athletics Women's long jump F20 3 September 2021
  Bronze Dino Sinovčić   2020 Tokyo   Swimming Men's 100 m backstroke S6 3 September 2021
  Bronze Deni Černi   2020 Tokyo   Athletics Men's shot put F33 4 September 2021

Winter sportsEdit

Medal Name(s) Games Sport Event Date
  Gold Dino Sokolović   2018 Pyeongchang   Alpine skiing Men's slalom sitting 17 March 2018
  Bronze Bruno Bošnjak   2018 Pyeongchang   Snowboarding Men's banked slalom SB-LL2 16 March 2018

List of flag bearersEdit

No. Event year Season Flag bearer Sport
1 1992 Barcelona Summer
2 1996 Atlanta Summer
3 2000 Sydney Summer
4 2002 Salt Lake City Winter
5 2004 Athens Summer Mihovil Španja Swimming
6 2006 Turin Winter Zlatko Pesjak Alpine skiing
7 2008 Beijing Summer Marija Iveković Athletics
8 2010 Vancouver Winter Mario Dadić Alpine skiing
9 2012 London Summer Darko Kralj Athletics
10 2014 Sochi Winter Dino Sokolović Alpine skiing
11 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Branimir Budetić Athletics
12 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Eva Goluža Alpine skiing
13 2020 Tokyo Summer Mikela Ristoski Athletics

Multiple medal winnersEdit

The following list only contains medal winners for Croatia as an independent country.

Athlete Sex Sport Years Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Antonia Balek F   Athletics 2008 Summer 2 0 0 2
Darko Kralj M   Athletics 2008–2012 Summer 1 1 0 2
Mikela Ristoski F   Athletics 2012–2020 Summer 1 0 2 3
Zoran Talić M   Athletics 2012–2016 Summer 0 2 0 2
Branimir Budetić M   Athletics 2008–2012 Summer 0 1 1 2
Helena Dretar Karić F   Table tennis 2016–2020 Summer 0 1 1 2
Anđela Mužinić F   Table tennis 2016–2020 Summer 0 1 1 2
Velimir Šandor M   Athletics 2016–2020 Summer 0 1 1 2
Mihovil Španja M   Swimming 2004–2012 Summer 0 0 4 4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c See section Athlete Search (NPC: CRO - Croatia) at Croatia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee