Finland at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
Finland's Leo-Pekka Tahti celebrates winning the men's 100m T54 sprint during the 2013 IPC Athletcis World Championships in Lyon, France. © • Getty Images
·Finland has claimed 270 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G73-S96-B101.
·Stoke Mandeville/New York 1984 were Finland's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 18 gold medals (S14-B26).
·The NPC made its debut at the first ever edition of the Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960.
·Finland is in 26nd place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.
·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 45 gold, 60 silver and 51 bronze medals.
·Athlete Harri Jauhiainen is Finland's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G6-S2-B2.
·Finland has only failed to win a medal at the Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic Games. They did not participate in 1964.
·At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Finland won four gold medals. Jere Forsberg won men's individual compound open (archery), Toni Piispanen won men's 100m T51 (athletics), Leo Pekka Tahti won men's 100m T54 (athletics) and Finland won the men's goalball competition.
·Only 10 of Finland's gold medals were won in women's events with the last at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games: Marjaana Vare in women's javelin throw F42-46.
·Markku Niinimaki and Leo Pekka Tahti are the last athletes from Finland to win multiple medals at an edition of the Paralympic Games.
·Niinimaki won gold in the men's javelin throw F53/54 and claimed silver in the men's shot put F53/54 at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Tahti won gold in the men's 100m T54 and bagged bronze in the men's 200m T54 in Beijing.
·Yleisradio Oy is the rights holding broadcaster in Finland for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at Yleisradio Oy's website.
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