Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Cuba at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

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Yunidis Castillo of Cuba competes in the Women's 100m T46 heats at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Yunidis Castillo of Cuba competes in the Women's 100m T46 heats at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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Yunidis Castillo of Cuba competes in the Women's 100m T46 heats at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. © • Getty Images

·Cuba has claimed 70 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G31-S18-B21.

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

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

·Cuba is in 35th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.

·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 26 gold, 16 silver and 15 bronze medals. Cuba claimed its five remaining gold medals in judo.

·Athlete Yunidis Castillo is Cuba's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G5. In 2008 she won the women's 100m and 200m T46, while in 2012 she won the women's 100m, 200m and 400m T46.

·Castillo claimed a threepeat at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon by winning the 100m, 200m and 400m T46. She is on the IPC's ones-to-watch list for Rio 2016.

·Omara Durand, also on the ones-to-watch list, completed a threepeat at the 2015 IPC Athletic World Championships in Doha in the women's 100m, 200m and400m T12.

·Another athlete to watch is Leinier Savon Pineda. He won the men's 100m and 200m T12 at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha.

·Cuba claimed 10 medals in judo of which nine were won by male athletes. Dalidaivis Rodriguez is the only female judoka with a medal for Cuba. She won the women's up to 63kg in London four years ago.

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

Medal Table Paralympic Games
 
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 31 18 21 70
2012 9 5 3 17
2008 5 3 6 14
2004 2 2 7 11
2000 4 2 2 8
1996 8 3 0 11
1992 3 3 3 9
London 2012 gold medallists
 
Athlete Sport Gold
Yunidis Castillo Athletics 3
Omara Durand Athletics 2
Luis Felipe Gutierrez Rivero Athletics 1
Dalidaivis Rodriguez Judo 1
Jorge Hierrezuelo Judo 1
Leonardo Diaz Aldana Athletics 1