Croatia: Seven facts on the Sochi 2014 Paralympics

After four Paralympic Winter Games, and starved of a gold medal since Beijing 2008, Croatia will be hungry to perform well at Sochi 2014. 29 Jan 2014
Dino Sokolovic of Croatia

Dino Sokolovic of Croatia competes in the Men's Slalom 1st Run - Sitting during day six of Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

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• Croatia made their debut at the Paralympic Winter Games in 2002 and also participated in 2006 and 2010, but have yet to win a medal there.

• Croatia's best result at the Paralympic Winter Games was at their debut in 2002 when Aleksandra Kosanic came eighth in the women's slalom LW3,4,9 event.

• Croatia made their summer debut at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games.

• The Summer Games are where Croatia have won all of their Paralympic medals, ten in athletics (three gold, three silver, four bronze) and four in swimming (all bronze medals).

• Croatia's most successful Paralympic athlete is Antonia Balek who won gold medals in shot put and javelin throw in 2008 in Beijing.

• The Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games mark the last and only in which Croatia won Paralympic gold medals, taking home three.

• Croatia won five medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, two silver and three bronze.

•You can follow Croatia on Twitter @Paraolimpijac and Facebook


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