Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Bulgaria at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

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Man doing shot put

Bulgaria’s Ruzhdi Ruzhdi wins the men's shot put F55 with a new world record at the 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships.

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Bulgaria’s Ruzhdi Ruzhdi wins the men's shot put F55 with a new world record at the 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships. © • Agenzia Fotografica BF

·Bulgaria has claimed 14 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G4-S7-B3.

·Seoul 1988 were Bulgaria's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning two gold medals (S1).

·Bulgaria also made its debut at the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games.

·Bulgaria is in 58th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.

·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming four gold, six silver and three bronze medals.

·The only Bulgarian medal in any other sport than athletics has been claimed by Polina Dzhurova in women’s 100m backstroke S6 (swimming) in 1996.

·Georgi Sakelarov is Bulgaria's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G3-S1-B1. He has claimed medals in discus throw, javelin throw and shot put.

·Bulgaria has not won a gold medal at each of the last three Paralympic Games. At Athens 2004 they even failed to claim a medal of any colour.

·At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Stela Eneva claimed two silver medals in women's discus throw and shot put F57-58 and Radoslav Zlatanov claimed the bronze medal in men's long jump T13.

·Balgarska Nationalna Televizija is the rights holding broadcaster in Bulgaria for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at Balgarska Nationalna Televizija's website.

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Medal Table Paralympic Games
 
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 4 7 3 14
2012 0 2 1 3
2008 0 1 1 2
2000 1 0 0 1
1996 0 1 1 2
1992 1 2 0 3
1988 2 1 0 3