Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Croatia at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

the upper body of a female playing table tennis and wearing a pink polo shirt

Sandra Paovic at the 2015 ITTF Para Table Tennis European Championships.

ⒸMorten Olsen

Sandra Paovic at the 2015 ITTF Para Table Tennis European Championships. © • Morten Olsen

·Croatia has claimed 14 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G3-S3-B8.

·Beijing 2008 were Croatia's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning three gold medals (S1).

·The NPC made its debut at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games.

·Croatia is in 67th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.

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

·Athlete Antonia Balek is Croatia's most successful Paralympian in individual events as she is the only multi gold medallist (two).

·Balek won the women's shot put and javelin throw F33-34/52-53 at the 2008 Paralympic Games.

·Croatia claimed its first medal at the 1992 Paralympic Games. Milka Milinkovic bagged a bronze medal in the women's javelin throw THW5.

·The NPC failed to win any medals at the Paralympic Games of 1996 and 2000.

·Mihovil Spanja claimed most medals for Croatia: four bronze medals. In 2004, he finished in third place in the men's 100m backstroke S8, 200m individual medley SM8 and 400m freestyle S8. His fourth bronze medal came in London in the men's 100m backstroke S7.

·Table tennis player Sandra Paovic is on the IPC's ones-to-watch list for Rio 2016. She is the reigning European and World Champion in the singles class 6.

·Paovic represented Croatia at the 2008 Olympic Games. Her career in the able-bodied side was halted in 2009 when she suffered a severe cervical spinal injury leaving her with limited use of her legs.

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

Social Media

NPC Croatia's website.

NPC Croatia's Twitter account.

Medal Table Paralympic Games
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 3 3 8 14
2012 0 2 3 5
2008 3 1 0 4
2004 0 0 4 4
1992 0 0 1 1