Argentina announce Rio 2016 delegation

Wheelchair tennis player Gustavo Fernandez, the football 5 team and swimmer Nadia Baez spearhead the 82-strong delegation for September’s Paralympics. 14 Jul 2016
Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina

Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina in action in his match against Shingo Kunieda of Japan in Men's Wheelchair Singles - Semifinals during the Australian Open 2015 Wheelchair Championships

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By Argentina Paralympic Committee

Argentina announced the athletes that will make up their 82-strong delegation that will compete in 15 sports at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.


London 2012 bronze medallist Hernan Barreto and double-world medallist Yanina Martinez will headline the athletics team, whilst Lucas Diaz Aspiroz will be the first Argentinian canoeist to compete at a Paralympic Games.


Two-time cycling Paralympic bronze medallist Rodrigo Lopez will participate in his fourth consecutive Paralympics in Rio, where women’s road race C1-5 Parapan American silver medallist Mariela Delgado will make her Paralympic debut.


Argentina also seeks medals from their judokas. London 2012 silver medallist Jose Effron and multi-Paralympic medallist Jorge Lencina are ready for the challenge.


In wheelchair tennis, reigning Roland Garros champion Gustavo Fernandez, also the country’s flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony, will be amongst the gold medal contenders.


Swimmer Nadia Baez seeks to repeat the silver medal that she won in the 100m breaststroke SB11 at London 2012, whilst teammate Anabel Moro will participate in her fourth successive Paralympic Games.


Argentina’s football 5-a-side team aims to put an end to South American rivals Brazil’s astonishing nine-year winning streak.


The Argentinian delegation is hoping to outdo its performance at London 2012, when it took one silver and four bronzes.


The full delegation is available online.



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