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Athletes from Spain have competed at the Paralympic Games since the 1968 Summer events and the country hosted the 1992 Summer Paralympics. Competitors have represented Spain in ten of the twelve Summer Paralympics, missing only the first two events in Rome and Tokyo.

Spain at the
Paralympics
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NPCSpanish Paralympic Committee
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Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Spain's breakthrough year came in 1992 when they hosted the event; their medal tally rocketed with a level of performance that would be maintained for the following two events. The 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney saw their greatest achievements at the Games but the medal victories were overshadowed by a cheating controversy that would change the way that intellectually disabled competitors were tested for their disability (see Cheating at the Paralympic Games).[1]

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TeamsEdit

Traditionally, Spain has sent three times as many male competitors as female competitors. At the same time, women have won 48.39% of all Spain's Paralympic medals compared to 24.32% for men.[2][clarification needed]

Multi medalistsEdit

Spanish athletes who have won at least three gold medals or five medals.

No. Athlete Sport Years Games Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Purificacion Santamarta   Athletics 1980-2004 7 F 11 4 1 16
2 Richard Oribe   Swimming 1992-2012 6 M 9 6 2 17
3 Sebastián Rodríguez   Swimming 2000-2016 5 M 8 3 4 15
4 Teresa Perales   Swimming 2000-2016 5 F 7 9 10 26
5 Sara Carracelas Garcia   Swimming 1996-2008 4 F 6 1 3 10
6 Javier Conde   Athletics 1992-2008 5 M 7 2 0 9
7 Júlio Requena   Athletics 1992-2000 3 M 5 1 2 8
8 Javier Torres   Swimming 1996-2008 4 M 4 3 3 10
9 Enhamed Enhamed   Swimming 2004-2012 4 M 4 1 5 10
10 David Casinos   Athletics 2000-2016 5 M 4 0 1 5
11 Antonio Cid   Boccia 1992-2004 4 M 3 2 1 6
12 Ricardo Ten   Swimming 1996-2016 6 M 3 1 3 7
13 Jesus Collado Alarcon   Swimming 2000-2012 4 M 3 0 3 6
14 Enrique Floriano   Swimming 2000-2012 3 M 2 4 2 8
15 Christian Venge   Cycling 2000-2012 4 M 2 2 1 5
16 Beatriz Mendoza   Athletics 1992-2000 3 F 2 1 3 6
17 Juan Viedma   Athletics 1992-2000 3 M 2 1 2 5
18 Deborah Font   Swimming 2000-2012 4 F 1 2 4 7
19 Sarai Gascón Moreno   Swimming 2008-2016 3 F 0 5 1 6
20 José Manuel Ruiz Reyes   Table tennis 2000-2016 5 M 0 3 2 5

Medal talliesEdit

Summer ParalympicsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
1968 Tel-Aviv 0 4 0 4 20th of 22
1972 Heidelberg 0 4 1 5 27th of 31
1976 Toronto 4 6 2 12 22nd of 32
1980 Arnhem 1 14 9 24 28th of 40
1984 Stoke Mandeville
New York
21 8 12 41 11th of 38
1988 Seoul 18 13 12 43 13th of 48
1992 Barcelona 39 32 49 120 4th of 55
1996 Atlanta 39 31 36 103 5th of 60
2000 Sydney 38 30 38 106 4th of 68
2004 Athens 20 27 24 71 7th of 75
2008 Beijing 15 21 22 58 10th of 76
2012 London 8 18 16 42 17th of 75
2016 Rio de Janeiro 9 14 9 32 11th of 83

Winter ParalmypicsEdit

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1984 Innsbruck0000
1988 Innsbruck1214
1992 Tignes-Albertsville0134
1994 Lillehammer16310
1998 Nagano8008
2002 Salt Lake City3328
2006 Turin0112
2010 Vancouver1203
2014 Sochi1113
2018 Pyeongchang0112
Totals (10 games)15171244

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IPC. 2 February 2003. "INAS-FID Eligibility System Unsatisfactory: Athletes with Intellectual Disability Cannot Participate". Accessed 14 August 2007.
  2. ^ "Federación Mujeres Jóvenes" (in Spanish). Spain: Mujeresjovenes.org. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.