Austria announce Rio 2016 Paralympic team

A 26-member team will represent Austria at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. 08 Jul 2016
A man paddles in a canoe.

Austria's Mendy Swoboda

By Austrian Paralympic Committee

The Austrian Paralympic Committee announced the 26-member team that will represent the country at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, from 7-18 September.

For the first time, Austria will have a 4-person rowing team and an equestrian team. Multi-world champion Markus Swoboda will be the lone representative in canoe, which will make its Paralympic debut.

By the end of July, the athletes will receive the official equipment and will take part in a workshop. On 24 August, the Austrian delegation will take off towards Rio, Brazil.

Austria seek to outdo their London 2012 performance, when they won 13 medals.

Full roster


Natalija Eder

Thomas Geierspichler

Bil Marinkovic

Gunther Matzinger


Walter Ablinger

Wolfgang Eibeck

Thomas Frühwirth

Wolfgang Schattauer


Markus Swoboda


Thomas Haller

Martin Knauder

Pepo Puch

Julia Sciancalepore

Wheelchair tennis

Nico Langmann

Martin Legner


Maria Dorn

Thomas Ebner

Gerheid Pahl

Benjamin Strasser

Erika Buchinger (control)


Andreas Onea

Sabine Weber-Treiber


Sven Reiger

Table tennis

Stanislaw Fraczyk

Krisztian Gardos

Egon Kramminger

Doris Mader

More information is available on the Austrian Paralympic Committee’s website.


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The IPC’s Global ATR is Jet Set Sports, and Rio 2016 tickets and packages can be purchased on the CoSport website.

Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.

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