Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Argentina at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

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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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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 © • Getty Images

·Argentina has claimed 151 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G30-S60-B61.

·Brazil (230) is the only South-American National Paralympic Committee with more medals than Argentina.

·Tel Aviv 1968 were Argentina's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 10 gold medals (S10-B10).

·The NPC made its debut at the first ever Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960.

·Argentina is in 36th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.

·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 14 gold, 29 silver and 26 bronze medals.

·Argentina has collected most medals in athletics (72), followed by swimming (60). In each of those sports Argentinian athletes won a record 14 gold medals.

·Athlete and swimmer Silvia Cochetti is Argentina's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G5-S3-B4.

·Cochetti's seven individual medals at the 1968 Paralympic Games are a record for Argentinian athletes, together with Eugenia Garcia at the Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games (also in swimming and athletics).

·The last gold medals for Argentina came at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, where Betiana Basualdo won the women's swimming 100m freestyle S2 event and Suarez Nestor won gold in the men's 100m T34 in athletics.

·At the 2012 London Paralympic Games, José David Effron had the best result of all Argentinian athletes: he claimed the silver medal in the men's judo up to 81kg.

·Gustavo Fernandez will be aiming for Argentina's first medal in wheelchair tennis at the Paralympic Games. Fernandez finished fifth in the men's singles event at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

·America Movil is the rights holding broadcaster in Argentina for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at www.clarosports.com.

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Medal Table Paralympic Games
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 30 60 61 151
2012 0 1 4 5
2008 0 1 5 6
2004 0 2 2 4
2000 0 2 3 5
1996 2 5 2 9
1992 1 1 0 2
1988 0 7 2 9
1980 4 5 6 15
1976 3 4 7 14
1972 2 4 3 9
1968 10 10 10 30
1964 6 15 16 37
1960 2 3 1 6