Greece at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
Nikolaos Pananos, Greece, playing boccia against CHOI Ye-Jin, South Korea, at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. © • Seihon Cho for the IPC
·Greece has claimed 80 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G14-S33-B33.
·Beijing 2008 were Greece's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning five gold medals (S9-B10).
·The NPC made its debut at the Toronto 1976 Paralympic Games.
·Greece is in 49th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.
·Greece hosted the Paralympic Games in 2004 when the event was held in Athens.
·The NPC has been most successful in swimming, claiming nine gold, 17 silver and 11 bronze medals.
·Swimmer Charalampos Taiganidis is Greece's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G4-S4-B2.
·Greece has claimed gold medals in three sports: swimming (nine), athletics (four) and boccia (one).
·The only other sport Greece has claimed a medal in is powerlifting. Pavlos Mamalos claimed silver at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in the men's up to 82.5kg and bronze four years later in London in the men's up to 90kg.
·Mamalos is on the IPC's ones-to-watch list for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. He is the reigning world and European champion in men's up to 107kg.
·Maria Kordali is the only woman who has won a gold medal for Greece. She was part of Greece's team winning boccia BC3 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
·Charalampos Taiganidis is Greece's most successful athlete as he won four gold, four silver and two bronze medals in swimming at the Paralympic Games.
·New Hellenic Radio, Internet and Television is the rights holding broadcaster in Greece for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at their website.