Austria at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
Austria's Pepo Puch and Fine Feeling S claimed the top spot in grade Ib at the JYSK FEI European Para-Dressage Championships in Herning, Denmark © • FEI/Kate Houghton
·Austria has claimed 353 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G110-S119-B124.
·Austria has won a record 325 medals at the Paralympic Winter Games. Their 104 gold medals only trail Norway's gold medal haul (135).
·Toronto 1976 were Austria's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 17 gold medals (S16-B17).
·The NPC made its debut at the first ever Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960.
·Austria is in 17th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.
·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 43 gold, 61 silver and 69 bronze medals.
·Swimmer and table tennis player R. Kuhnel is Austria's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G6-S1-B2.
·The only time Austria failed to win 10 medals or more was at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (G4-S1-B1).
·Austria has won a medal in athletics and table tennis in each of the previous 14 Paralympic Games.
·The last time Austria did not win most medals in athletics at a single Paralympic Games was in 1996 in Atlanta, United States. Here, they claimed 11 medals in table tennis followed by six in athletics.
·At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Austria won four gold medals: Guenther Matzinger (athletics, 2 gold), Pepo Puch (equestrian, 1) and Walter Ablinger (cycling, 1).
·Stanislaw Fraczyk became Austria’s oldest medallist in London after claiming silver in men's singles Class 9 in table tennis at 59 years of age.
·ORF is the rights holding broadcaster in Austria for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at ORF's website.