Yugoslavia at the Paralympics

Yugoslavia made its Paralympic Games début at the 1972 Summer Paralympics in Heidelberg. It did not compete at the 1976 Summer Games, but did take part in the inaugural Winter Paralympics that year in Örnsköldsvik. In 1980, 1984 and 1988, it took part in both the Summer and Winter Games.[1]

Yugoslavia at the
Paralympics
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg
IPC codeYUG
Medals
Gold
22
Silver
23
Bronze
33
Total
78
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
 Independent Paralympic Participants (1992)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992–)
 Croatia (1992–)
 Serbia and Montenegro (2004)
 North Macedonia (1996–)
 Slovenia (1992–)
 Montenegro (2008–)
 Serbia (2008–)

Following the breakup of Yugoslavia, the proclamation of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia as a successor state uniting Serbia and Montenegro was not immediately recognised by the International Paralympic Committee. In accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 757, Yugoslavia was barred from competing at the 1992 Summer Games as a national delegation. Yugoslav athletes competed, instead, as Independent Paralympic Participants. Yugoslavia was subsequently recognised once more, and returned to compete at the 1996 Summer Games. Absent from the 1998 Winter Games, it made its final appearance under the name "Yugoslavia" at the 2000 Summer Paralympics, before competing as Serbia and Montenegro at the 2004 Summer Games. The 2006 split in the union led to Serbia and Montenegro competing separately from then on.[1]

Although Yugoslavia never hosted the Paralympic Games, it did organise the first disabled skiing competition as an Olympic demonstration event when it hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

Yugoslav athletes won a total of 76 medals at the Paralympics, of which 75 at the Summer Games. 21 of these were gold medals (all at the Summer Games).[1]

Timeline of participation at the Paralympic GamesEdit

Nation Code First Games Last Games
  SFR Yugoslavia YUG 1972 1988
  Croatia CRO 1992
  Slovenia SLO 1992
  Independent Paralympic Participants IOP 1992
  Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 1996
  North Macedonia MKD 1996
  FR Yugoslavia YUG 1996 2000
  Serbia and Montenegro SCG 2004
  Montenegro MNE 2008
  Serbia SRB 2008

Medal tablesEdit

These tables include every participation by “Yugoslavia”, as recognised by the International Paralympic Committee.[1]

Medals by Summer GamesEdit

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1972 Heidelberg1124
1980 Arnhem45918
1984 Stoke Mandeville
/ New York
11101132
1988 Seoul441119
1996 Atlanta2204
2000 Sydney0101
Totals (6 games)22233378

Medals by Winter GamesEdit

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1976 Örnsköldsvik0000
1980 Geilo0000
1984 Innsbruck0011
1988 Innsbruck0000
Totals (4 games)0011

MedalistsEdit

Summer ParalympicsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Gold Sitar   1972 Heidelberg Athletics Women's 60m wheelchair 2
  Silver Milka Milinkovic   1972 Heidelberg Athletics Women's 60m wheelchair 4
  Bronze Joze Okoren   1972 Heidelberg Athletics Men's discus throw 2
  Bronze Milka Milinkovic   1972 Heidelberg Athletics Women's javelin throw 4
  Gold Jozef Banfi   1980 Arnhem Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke D1
  Gold Jozef Banfi   1980 Arnhem Swimming Men's 3x50m individual medley D1
  Gold Svetislav Dimitrijevic   1980 Arnhem Table tennis Men's singles E
  Gold Svetislav Dimitrijevic
Franc Simunic
  1980 Arnhem Table tennis Men's teams E
  Silver Joze Okoren   1980 Arnhem Athletics Men's discus throw 2
  Silver Roko Mikelin   1980 Arnhem Swimming Men's 50m backstroke E1
  Silver Roko Mikelin   1980 Arnhem Swimming Men's 50m freestyle E1
  Silver Roko Mikelin   1980 Arnhem Swimming Men's 3x50m individual medley E1
  Silver Franc Simunic   1980 Arnhem Table tennis Men's singles E
  Bronze Miroslav Jancic   1980 Arnhem Athletics Men's 5000m walk A
  Bronze Marjan Peternelj   1980 Arnhem Athletics Men's javelin throw 4
  Bronze Franjo Izlakar   1980 Arnhem Athletics Men's shot put CP D
  Bronze Milka Milinkovic   1980 Arnhem Athletics Women's javelin throw 4
  Bronze Milka Milinkovic   1980 Arnhem Athletics Women's shot put 4
  Bronze Roko Mikelin   1980 Arnhem Swimming Men's 50m breaststroke E1
  Bronze Vangel Zabev   1980 Arnhem Swimming Men's 50m freestyle E1
  Bronze Vangel Zabev   1980 Arnhem Swimming Men's 3x50m individual medley E1
  Bronze Men's volleyball team   1980 Arnhem Volleyball Men's sitting tournament
  Gold Rudi Kocmut  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's 400m C7
  Gold Ante Pehar  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's long jump B2
  Gold Ante Pehar  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's triple jump B2
  Gold Zeljko Dereta  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's club throw C2
  Gold Marjan Peternelj  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's javelin throw 3
  Gold Franjo Izlakar  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's shot put C7
  Gold Miroslav Jancic  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's pentathlon B1
  Gold Milka Milinkovic  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Women's javelin throw 3
  Gold Simo Kecman  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Shooting Men's air pistol integrated
  Gold Men's relay team  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 4x50m freestyle relay A1-A9
  Gold Franc Simonic  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Table tennis Men's singles L5
  Silver Ramon Odzakovic  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's 400m B2
  Silver Ramon Odzakovic  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's 800m B2
  Silver Slobodan Adzic  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's 1500m A5
  Silver Slobodan Adzic  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's 5000m A5
  Silver Miroslav Jancic  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's javelin throw B1
  Silver Zeljko Dereta  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's shot put C2
  Silver Refija Okic  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Women's 400m B1
  Silver Milka Milinkovic  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Women's shot put 3
  Silver Jozef Banfi  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 100m backstroke A1
  Bronze Slobodan Adzic  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's 400m A5
  Bronze Marjan Peternelj  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Men's shot put 3
  Bronze D. Lapornik  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Athletics Women's shot put 4
  Bronze Men's goalball team  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Goalball Men's tournament
  Bronze Roko Mikelin  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 50m backstroke A9
  Bronze Jozef Banfi  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke A1
  Bronze Roko Mikelin  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Men's 100m freestyle A9
  Bronze Brigita Galicic  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Swimming Women's 100m freestyle L5
  Bronze Z. Gajic  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Table tennis Men's open CL
  Bronze Ilija Djurasinovic  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Table tennis Men's singles L2
  Bronze Z. Gajic  /  1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Table tennis Men's singles L4
  Gold Milka Milinkovic   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's shot put 4
  Gold Nada Vuksanovic   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's shot put B2
  Gold Men's goalball team   1988 Seoul Goalball Men's tournament
  Silver Rudolf Kocmut   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's 1500m C7
  Silver Ruzica Aleksov   1988 Seoul Shooting Women's air pistol standing LSH2
  Silver Danijel Pavlinec   1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 100m freestyle L3
  Silver Svetislav Dimitrijevic   1988 Seoul Swimming Men's singles TT7
  Bronze Slobodan Adzic   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's 400m A5/A7
  Bronze Slobodan Adzic   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's 5000m A6/A8-9/L4
  Bronze Ante Pehar   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's triple jump B2
  Bronze Zeljko Dereta   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's discus throw C3
  Bronze Milorad Nikolic   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's javelin throw 1C
  Bronze Marjan Peternelj   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's javelin throw 3
  Bronze Refija Okic   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's 800m B1
  Bronze Refija Okic   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's 1500m B1
  Bronze Danijel Pavlinec   1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 200m freestyle L3
  Bronze Roko Mikelin   1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 100m backstroke A7
  Gold Ruzica Aleksov   1996 Atlanta Shooting Women's air pistol SH1
  Gold Zlatko Kesler   1996 Atlanta Table tennis Men's singles 3
  Silver Ruzica Aleksov   1996 Atlanta Shooting Mixed free pistol .22 SH1
  Silver Nenad Krisanovic   1996 Atlanta Swimming Men's 50m breaststroke SB2
  Silver Zlatko Kesler   2000 Sydney Table tennis Men's singles 3

Winter ParalympicsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Bronze Franc Komar   1984 Innsbruck Alpine skiing Men's alpine combination LW6/8

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Yugoslavia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee