Argentina: 10 facts on the Sochi 2014 Paralympics

With 30 gold medals in summer sports to its name, Argentina is yet to win gold at a Paralympic Winter Games. 19 Jan 2014
Argentinian team walks into Vancouver 2010 Olympic Stadium

Flag bearer Juan Ignacio Maggi of Argentina lead his team through the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games

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Argentina first competed at the Winter Paralympics in Vancouver in 2010.

• At the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, Leonardo Martinez finished 25th in the men's giant slalom sitting event, while Juan Ignacio Maggi did not finish in the same race.

• At the age of 47 and 107 days, Maggi was the third-oldest competitor in the men’s giant slalom sitting event in Vancouver.

• Argentina has yet to win its first medal at the Paralympic Winter Games.

• In the summer edition, Argentina has won 152 medals (30 gold, 60 silver, 62 bronze) in the history of the Paralympic Games.

• Argentina has won most of its gold medals in athletics (14) and swimming (14). The other two gold medals were won in wheelchair basketball and weightlifting.

• Twenty of Argentina's 30 Paralympic Games gold medals have been won in women's events.

• Argentina's most successful Paralympic Games in total medals were the 1964 Games in Tokyo where it won 37 medals, including six gold.

• Argentina won its most gold medals in Tel Aviv in 1968: 10. It also won 10 silver medals and 10 bronze medals in Tel Aviv.

• Argentina has not won a gold medal since 1996. It has won 21 total medals after the 1996 Paralympic Games: six silver and 15 bronze, including one silver and four bronze at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

• You can follow Argentina on Twitter @PrensaCOPAR and Facebook


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