Greece: Eight facts on the Sochi 2014 Paralympics

Greece has participated at the Winter Paralympics since 2002 26 Jan 2014
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Greece's Greg Polychronidis hit a perfect shot at the London 2012 Paralympic Games to win a gold medal.

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• Greece made their Paralympic Winter debut in the Salt Lake City Games in 2002 and has also participated in the 2006 and 2010 Paralympics.

• At the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Ioannis Papavasileiou finished 40th in both the men's giant slalom and slalom standing events.

• Alpine skier Paraskevi Christodouloupoulou recorded Greece's best result at Vancouver 2010, finishing in 16th place in the women's giant slalom standing.

• Greece have yet to win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games.

• In the summer edition, Greece collected a total of 80 medals (14 gold, 33 silver and 33 bronze).

• Greece won 12 of those medals (one gold, three silver, eight bronze) in London in 2012.

• Greece won the most medals at Beijing 2008 (24). The 24 medals won in 2008 trumped the total of 20 pocketed in their home Games in 2004.

• Greek Paralympians have won medals in four sports: athletics (39), swimming (37), powerlifting (two) and boccia (two).

• You can follow Greece on Twitter @ParalympicGRE and Facebook


Alpine skiing

Efthymios KALARAS

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