Sweden was the host country of the inaugural Winter Paralympic Games in 1976, in Örnsköldsvik. The country was represented by 16 athletes (9 men and 7 women). This was only the sixth largest delegation, despite Sweden being the host nation. Swedes competed exclusively in cross-country skiing; the host country was thus unrepresented in alpine skiing.
|Sweden at the|
1976 Winter Paralympics
|NPC||Swedish Parasports Federation|
|Competitors||16 in 1 sport|
|Flag bearer||Kjell Hörnblad|
|Winter Paralympics appearances (overview)|
Sweden won a total of twenty medals (of which six were gold, seven silver and seven bronze), placing it fifth on the medal table.
Sweden's gold medallists at the Örnsköldsvik Games were:
- the women's 3×5 km relay team (categories A-B): Karin Gustavsson, Astril Nilsson and Birgitta Sund
- Karin Gustavsson in the women's 5 km (B)
- Birgitta Sund in the women's 5 km and 10 km (A)
- Bertil Lundmark in the men's 5 km and 10 km (II)
- ^ "Fanbärare - Svenska Parasportförbundet och Sveriges Paralympiska Kommitté". Archived from the original on 2016-10-08. Retrieved 2016-10-02.
- ^ "Participation Numbers: Örnsköldsvik 1976 Paralympic Winter Games", International Paralympic Committee
- ^ a b Sweden at the 1976 Winter Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
- ^ "Medal Standings: Örnsköldsvik 1976 Paralympic Winter Games", International Paralympic Committee