Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Denmark at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

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Man in stadium waves his arms in the air, celebrates

Denmark’s three-time Paralympic champion Jackie Christiansen has officially called an end to his illustrious career

ⒸNPC Denmark

Denmark’s three-time Paralympic champion Jackie Christiansen has officially called an end to his illustrious career © • NPC Denmark

·Denmark has claimed 292 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G98-S88-B106.

·Denmark is two gold medals shy of becoming the 20th NPC with 100 gold medals or more.

·Stoke Mandeville/New York 1984 were Denmark's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 30 gold medals (S13-B16).

·The NPC made its debut at the Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic Games.

·Denmark is in 20th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.

·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 39 gold, 23 silver and 16 bronze medals.

·Athlete Connie Hansen is Denmark's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G9-S4-B1.

·Denmark has claimed 137 medals in swimming, almost double of any other sport (athletics follows with 78).

·At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Denmark had grabbed its fewest medals ever in a single edition (5).

·Jackie Christiansen claimed the only gold medal for Denmark in London as he won the men's shot put F42/44.

·Denmark failed to grab a swimming medal (their most decorated sport) at the London 2012 Paralympic Games for the first time since 1976. The NPC's best result was a sixth place by Niels Korfitz Mortensen in the men's 100m backstroke S8 and Jonas Larsen in men's individual medley SM4.

·Danmarks Radio is the rights holding broadcaster in Denmark for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at Danmarks Radio's website.

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Medal Table Paralympic Games
 
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 98 88 106 292
2012 1 0 4 5
2008 3 2 4 9
2004 5 3 7 15
2000 8 8 14 30
1996 7 17 17 41
1992 12 22 12 46
1988 23 19 22 64
1984 30 13 16 59
1980 6 4 7 17
1976 3 0 3 6
London 2012 gold medallists
 
Athlete Sport Gold
Jackie Christiansen Athletics 1