Portugal at the Paralympics

Portugal made its Paralympic Games début at the 1972 Summer Paralympics (two years before the Carnation Revolution), where it was represented solely by a men's team in wheelchair basketball. They were eliminated at the preliminary stage of the competition, with one victory (over Switzerland) and three defeats. Portugal was then absent from the Paralympic Games until the 1984 Summer Games, where its athletes won the country's first fourteen medals, including three gold in track and field and one in boccia. Portugal has competed at every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics, but -almost uniquely among Western European countries[1]- has never taken part in the Winter Games.[2]

Portugal at the
Paralympics
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IPC codePOR
NPCPortuguese Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt (in Portuguese and English)
Medals
Gold
25
Silver
30
Bronze
39
Total
94
Summer appearances

Portuguese athletes have won a total of 92 Paralympic medals, of which 25 gold, 30 silver and 37 bronze. As of 2010, Portugal ranks thirty-sixth on the all-time Paralympic Games medal table. The country's best performance came in 2000, when it won 15 medals (of which 6 gold) and ranked 26th.[3]

Medal talliesEdit

Summer ParalympicsEdit

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1972 Heidelberg 11 0 0 0 0
1984 New York / Stoke Mandeville 17 4 3 7 14 26
1988 Seoul 13 3 5 6 14 29
1992 Barcelona 30 3 3 3 9 29
1996 Atlanta 35 6 4 4 14 26
2000 Sydney 52 6 5 4 15 26
2004 Athens 29 2 5 5 12 41
2008 Beijing 35 1 4 2 7 42
2012 London 30 0 1 2 3 63
2016 Rio de Janeiro 37 0 0 4 4 73
2020 Tokyo 37 0 0 2 2 77
Total 25 30 39 94 35

Medals by Summer sportEdit

Row in gold background is a sport in which they are leading in i.e. won most world championship titles.

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Athletics17152254
  Boccia810826
  Swimming0369
  Cycling0112
  Football 7-a-side0101
  Paracanoe0011
  Table tennis0011
Totals (7 sports)25303994

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Gold Reinaldo Jose Pereira     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's 100m C8
  Gold Antonio Carlos Martins     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's 200m C8
  Gold Antonio Carlos Martins     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's 1500m cross country C8
  Gold António Baltazar
Maria Helena Martins
António José Mateus
    1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Boccia Mixed team
  Silver Antonio Carlos Martins     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's 100m C8
  Silver Men's relay team     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's 4 × 100 m relay C7-8
  Silver Antonio Jose Silva     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Cycling Men's bicycle 5000m CP div 4
  Bronze Reinaldo Jose Pereira     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's 200m C8
  Bronze Antonio Carlos Martins     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's 800m C8
  Bronze Antonio Carlos Martins     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's long jump C8
  Bronze Maria Helena Martins     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Women's 60m C2
  Bronze Maria Albertina Cabral     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Women's 1000m cross country C7
  Bronze Candido Leite     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Cycling Men's bicycle 1500m CP div 4
  Bronze Paulo Jorge Santos     1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Table tennis Men's singles C4
  Gold Olga Pinto   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's distance throw C1
  Gold Olga Pinto   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's precision throw C1
  Gold João Alves
António Marques
Maria Melo
  1988 Seoul Boccia Mixed team C1-C2
  Silver José Rebelo   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's 100m C8
  Silver José Rebelo   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's 200m C8
  Silver Manuel Baltazar   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's kick ball C2
  Silver Maria Albertina Cabral   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's 200m C7
  Silver Maria Albertina Cabral   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's 400m C7
  Bronze José Rebelo   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's 400m C8
  Bronze António Marques   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's precision throw C1
  Bronze João Alves   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's precision throw C1
  Bronze Emilia Costa   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's precision throw C1
  Bronze João Alves   1988 Seoul Boccia Mixed individual C1
  Bronze Fernando Ferreira   1988 Seoul Boccia Mixed individual C2
  Gold Carlos Conceição Lopes   1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 200m B1
  Gold Carlos Conceição Lopes   1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 400m B1
  Gold Paulo de Almeida Coelho   1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 1500m B1
  Silver Paulo de Almeida Coelho   1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 5000m B1
  Silver Fernando Costa   1992 Barcelona Boccia Mixed individual C2
  Silver Jerônimo Pereira
José Couto
Helder Teixeira
Carlos Amaral Ferreira
Rui Santos Correia
Arlindo Silva
Mário Santos
Candido Machado
José Dias
João Cardoso
Fernando Bento
  1992 Barcelona Football 7-a-side Men's team
  Bronze Paulo de Almeida Coelho   1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 800m B1
  Bronze Stos Correia
Jose Dias
Mario Santos
Antonio Jose Silva
  1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 4 × 100 m relay C5-8
  Bronze Susana Carvalheira   1992 Barcelona Swimming Women's 50m backstroke S3-4
  Gold Domingos Ramiao Game   1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 400m T10
  Gold Domingos Ramiao Game   1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 800m T10
  Gold Paulo de Almeida Coelho   1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 1500m T10
  Gold Paulo de Almeida Coelho   1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 5000m T10
  Gold José Macedo   1996 Atlanta Boccia Men's individual C1 wad
  Gold Armando Costa
José Macedo
  1996 Atlanta Boccia Mixed pairs C1 wad
  Silver Paulo de Almeida Coelho   1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 800m T10
  Silver João Alves
Fernando Ferreira
António Marques
Pedro Silva
  1996 Atlanta Boccia Mixed team C1-2
  Silver Susana Barroso   1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 50m backstroke S3
  Silver Susana Barroso   1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 50m freestyle S3
  Bronze Carlos Conceição Lopes   1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 400m T10
  Bronze Carlos Amaral Ferreira   1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 10000m T10
  Bronze J. Onofre da Costa   1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's marathon T12
  Bronze Susana Barroso   1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 100m freestyle S3
  Gold Gabriel Potra   2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 200m T12
  Gold Carlos Conceição Lopes   2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 400m T11
  Gold Paulo de Almeida Coelho   2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 1500m T11
  Gold Carlos Amaral Ferreira   2000 Sydney Athletics Men's marathon T11
  Gold José Alves
Carlos Conceição Lopes
José Gameiro
Gabriel Potra
  2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 4 × 400 m relay T13
  Gold José Macedo   2000 Sydney Boccia Mixed individual BC3
  Silver Firmino Baptista   2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 200m T11
  Silver José Monteiro   2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 800m T46
  Silver Carlos Amaral Ferreira   2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 10000m T11
  Silver Armando Costa   2000 Sydney Boccia Mixed individual BC3
  Silver Susana Barroso   2000 Sydney Swimming Women's 50m backstroke S3
  Bronze Gabriel Potra   2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 100m T12
  Bronze José Alves   2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 400m T13
  Bronze Maria Fernandes   2000 Sydney Athletics Women's 400m T38
  Bronze Luis Belchior
Fernando Ferreira
António Marques
Pedro Silva
  2000 Sydney Boccia Mixed team BC1-BC2
  Gold João Paulo Fernandes   2004 Athens Boccia Mixed individual BC1
  Gold João Paulo Fernandes
Fernando Ferreira
Cristina Gonçalves
António Marques
  2004 Athens Boccia Mixed team BC1/BC2
  Silver Carlos Amaral Ferreira   2004 Athens Athletics Men's 10000m T11
  Silver Carlos Amaral Ferreira   2004 Athens Athletics Men's marathon T11
  Silver Pedro Silva   2004 Athens Boccia Mixed individual BC2
  Silver Bruno Valentim   2004 Athens Boccia Mixed individual BC4
  Silver Fernando de Oliveira Pereira
Bruno Valentim
  2004 Athens Boccia Mixed pairs BC4
  Bronze José Alves   2004 Athens Athletics Men's 400m T13
  Bronze Fernando Ferreira   2004 Athens Boccia Mixed individual BC2
  Bronze João Martins   2004 Athens Swimming Men's 50m freestyle S1
  Bronze João Martins   2004 Athens Swimming Men's 50m backstroke S1
  Bronze Susana Barroso   2004 Athens Swimming Women's 50m backstroke S3
  Gold João Paulo Fernandes   2008 Beijing Boccia Mixed individual BC1
  Silver Luís Gonçalves   2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 400m T12
  Silver António Marques   2008 Beijing Boccia Mixed individual BC1
  Silver João Paulo Fernandes
Fernando Ferreira
Cristina Gonçalves
António Marques
  2008 Beijing Boccia Mixed team BC1/2
  Silver Armando Costa
Mario Peixoto
Eunice Raimundo
  2008 Beijing Boccia Mixed pairs BC3
  Bronze Fernando Pereira
Bruno Valentim
  2008 Beijing Boccia Mixed pairs BC4
  Bronze João Martins   2008 Beijing Swimming Men's 50m backstroke S1
  Silver Armando Costa
José Macedo
Luis Silva
  2012 London Boccia Mixed pairs BC3
  Bronze Lenine Cunha   2012 London Athletics Men's long jump F20
  Bronze José Macedo   2012 London Boccia Mixed individual BC3
  Bronze Luís Gonçalves   2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 400m T12
  Bronze Manuel Mendes   2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's marathon T46
  Bronze José Macedo   2016 Rio de Janeiro Boccia Mixed individual BC3
  Bronze Fernando Ferreira
Cristina Gonçalves
António Marques
Abílio Valente
  2016 Rio de Janeiro Boccia Mixed team BC1-2
  Bronze Miguel Monteiro   2020 Tokyo Athletics Men's shot put F40
  Bronze Norberto Mourão   2020 Tokyo Paracanoeing Men's VL2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Only two other Western European countries have participated in the Summer Games but never in the Winter ones: Ireland and Luxembourg. Additionally, the microstates of Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican have never taken part in the Paralympic Games.
  2. ^ Portugal at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ Portugal at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee