Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Azerbaijan at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

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Afag Sultanova of Azerbaijan (blue) defeated Duygu Cete of Turkey in women's -57kg semi-final judo match on her way to the gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Afag Sultanova of Azerbaijan (blue) defeated Duygu Cete of Turkey in women's -57kg semi-final judo match on her way to the gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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Afag Sultanova of Azerbaijan (blue) defeated Duygu Cete of Turkey in women's -57kg semi-final judo match on her way to the gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. © • www.photo-hartmann.de

·Azerbaijan has claimed 27 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G8-S10-B9.

·London 2012 were Azerbaijan's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning four gold medals (S5-B3).

·The NPC made its debut at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games.

·Azerbaijan is in 54th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.

·The NPC has been most successful in judo, claiming four gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

·Athlete Oleg Panyutin and judoka Ilham Zakiyev are Azerbaijan's most successful Paralympians in individual events: G2-B1.

·Azerbaijan claimed its medals across four sports: athletics (12), judo (8), swimming (5) and shooting (2).

·Oleg Panyutin became the first gold medallist for Azerbaijan when he won the men's long jump T12 at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

·Natali Pronina is Azerbaijan's most decorated athlete at the Paralympic Games with one gold and four silver medals. She claimed all five medals in swimming at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

·Afaq Sultanova was the first woman to win gold for Azerbaijan as she won the women's judo up to 57kg in London.

·There is no rights holding broadcaster in Azerbaijan, but the Paralympic Games can be watched live via the IPC’s website at www.paralympic.org.

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Medal Table Paralympic Games
 
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 8 10 9 27
2012 4 5 3 12
2008 2 3 5 10
2004 2 1 1 4
2000 0 1 0 1
London 2012 gold medallists
 
Athlete Sport Gold
Afag Sultanova Judo 1
Natali Pronina Swimming 1
Oleg Panyutin Athletics 1
Ramin Ibrahimov Judo 1