Serbia: 12 facts on the Sochi 2014 Paralympics

London 2012 was a gold rush for Serbia, who have never won a medal at a Paralympic Winter Games 03 Feb 2014
A picture of a woman in the field throwing the Javelin

Tanja Dragic of Serbia competes in the Women's Javelin Throw - F12/13 Final at the Paralympic Games in London

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• Serbia first participated at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing and at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver.

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

• Serbia have won seven medals, including two gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in athletics.

• Tanja Dragic won gold in women's javelin throw F12/13 in 2012 to become the first woman to win gold for Serbia.

• At the age of 21 years and 110 days, Dragic is also Serbia's youngest medal winner.

• Zeljko Dimitrijevic was the first man to win gold for Serbia. He won the club throw F31/32/51 event at London 2012.

• Serbia has won its seven Paralympic Games medals in two sports: four in athletics and two in table tennis.

• Drazenko Mitrovic and Borislava Peric Rankovic are the only athletes to have won multiple medals representing Serbia.

• Borislava Peric Rankovic claimed silver in women's table tennis singles class 4 in 2008 and 2012.

• Drazenko Mitrovic also claimed two medals, two silver medals in men's discus throw - F53/54 in 2008 and F54/55/56 in 2012.

• In 2012, Zlatko Kesler became Serbia's oldest medal winner at the Paralympic Games, claiming silver in men's table tennis singles class 3 at the age of 52.

• You can follow the Serbian Paralympic team on Facebook.


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