Colombia at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
Carlos Serrano Zarate at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Great Britain. © • Luc Percival Photography. All rights reserved.
·Colombia has claimed six medals at the Summer Paralympic Games: G1-S3-B2.
·Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games were Colombia's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning one gold medal (S1).
·The NPC made its debut at the Toronto 1976 Paralympic Games.
·Colombia is in 82nd place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.
·The NPC has been most successful in swimming, claiming one gold, one silver and two bronze medals.
·Swimmer Pedro Mejia is Colombia's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G1-B1.
·Mejia won Colombia's only gold medal. He won the men's 100m breaststroke D at the Arnhem 1980 Paralympic Games.
·Mejia also bagged a bronze medal in Arnhem in men's 100m breaststroke C-D.
·Elkin Serna claimed two silver medals in men's marathon T12 in both the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games.
·Moises Fuentes grabbed bronze at the 2008 Games and silver at the 2012 Games in men's 100m breaststroke SB4 in swimming.
·Carlos Serrano is on the IPC's ones-to-watch list for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. He won five gold medals in swimming at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.
·America Movil is the rights holding broadcaster in Colombia for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at www.clarosports.com.