Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Brazil at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

Swimmer with yellow cap doing freestyle.

Daniel Dias competes at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow

ⒸLuc Percival

Daniel Dias competes at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow © • Luc Percival

·Hosts Brazil has claimed 230 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G73-S83-B74.

·London 2012 were Brazil's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 21 gold medals (S14-B8).

·The NPC made its debut at the Heidelberg 1972 Paralympic Games.

·In its first three participations at the Games (1972, 1976, 1980), Brazil claimed only one medal: silver at Toronto 1976 (men's pairs WH lawn bowls).

·Brazil is in 27th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.

·Brazil are the host for these Paralympic Games as the event is held in Rio de Janeiro.

·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 32 gold, 47 silver and 31 bronze medals.

·At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Brazil claimed its most ever gold medals in athletics (G7). For the Rio 2016 Games, five Brazilians competing in athletics are on the IPC's ones-to-watch list: Terezinha Guilhermina, Veronica Silva Hipolito, Yohansson Nascimento, Petruccio Ferreira and Felipe Gomes.

·Swimmer Daniel Dias is Brazil's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G10-S3.

·Dias won six gold medals four years ago in London, all in world-record times. At Beijing 2008 he became the most decorated athlete claiming nine medals in total (G4-S4-B1).

·At the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Dias claimed seven world titles to bring his total to a staggering 24.

·Fellow swimmer Andre Brasil is also one to watch in Rio. He collected seven gold and three silver medals in total at the last two Paralympic Games, all in S10 events.

·Boccia player Dirceu Pinto is the two-time defending Paralympic champion in both the individual and pairs BC4 events.

·Nine of the previous 15 hosts have claimed their best rank in the medal table while hosting the Paralympic Games: Italy (1st, 1960), Israel (3rd, 1968), (West) Germany (1st, 1972), Great Britain (2nd, 1984), United States (1st, 1984 & 1996), South Korea (7th, 1988), Australia (1st, 2000) and China (1st, 2008).

·On five previous occasions the host claimed its best gold medal haul while hosting the Games: Italy (1960), Great Britain (1984), United States (1984), South Korea (1988) and Australia (2000).

·Globo TV is the rights holding broadcaster in Brazil for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at Globo TV's website.

Social Media

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Medal Table Paralympic Games
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 73 83 74 230
2012 21 14 8 43
2008 16 14 17 47
2004 14 12 7 33
2000 6 10 6 22
1996 2 6 13 21
1992 3 0 4 7
1988 4 9 15 28
1984 7 17 4 28
1976 0 1 0 1
London 2012 gold medallists
Athlete Sport Gold
Daniel Dias Swimming 6
Andre Brasil Swimming 3
Dirceu Pinto Boccia 2
Terezinha Guilhermina Athletics 2
Alan Oliveira Athletics 1
Cassio Lopes Football 5-A-Side 1
Daniel Dantas da Silva Football 5-A-Side 1
Eliseu Dos Santos Boccia 1
Emerson Carvalho Football 5-A-Side 1
Fabio Vasconcelos Football 5-A-Side 1
Felipe Da Souza Gomes Athletics 1
Gleidson Da Paixão Barros Football 5-A-Side 1
Jeferson Da Conceicao Football 5-A-Side 1
Jovane Silva Guissone Wheelchair fencing 1
Maciel Santos Boccia 1
Marcos Alves Felipe Football 5-A-Side 1
Raimundo Alves Mendes Football 5-A-Side 1
Ricardo Steinmetz Alves Football 5-A-Side 1
Severino Silva Football 5-A-Side 1
Shirlene Coelho Athletics 1
Tito Sena Athletics 1
Yohansson Nascimento Athletics 1