Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
David Weir of Great Britain competes in the 800m race at the ParAthletics Grand Prix in Nottwil, Switzerland. © • Getty Images
·Great Britain has claimed 1642 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G562-S545-B535.
·Only United States (2067) has claimed more medals at the Paralympic Games than Great Britain.
·Great Britain has won only one gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games.
·Stoke Mandeville/New York 1984 were Great Britain's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 107 gold medals (S112-B112).
·Great Britain made its debut at the first ever Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960.
·Great Britain co-hosted the Paralympic Games in 1984 when the event was held in Stoke Mandeville and New York and hosted the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
·The NPC has been most successful in swimming, claiming 201 gold, 230 silver and 203 bronze medals.
·Great Britain has won a gold medal in swimming and athletics in each of the previous 14 Paralympic Games.
·Swimmer Mike Kenny is Great Britain's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G16.
·Athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson, swimmer Dave Roberts and swimmer and cyclist Sarah Storey all won 11 gold medals for Great Britain.
·Storey is on the IPC's ones-to-watch list for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. She won 22 medals in total at the Games, divided over six separate editions (1992-2012).
·At the London 2012 Paralympic Games Great Britain claimed their first medals in sailing as Helena Lucas won gold in the single person 2.4mR and Alex Rickham and Niki Birrell claimed bronze in the mixed SKUD 18.
·John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas are on the IPC's ones-to-watch list for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. They won the mixed sonar world title at the 2015 Para Sailing World Championships Melbourne.
·Channel 4 is the rights holding broadcaster in Great Britain for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at Channel 4's website.
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