Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Hungary at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

Tamas Sors

Tamas Sors

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·Hungary has claimed 123 medals at the Paralympic Games: G29-S40-B54.

·Stoke Mandeville/New York 1984 were Hungary's most successful Paralympic Summer Games to date, winning 12 gold medals (S12-B3).

·The NPC made its debut at the Heidelberg 1972 Paralympic Games.

·Hungary is in 37th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.

·The NPC has been most successful in swimming, claiming 22 gold, 21 silver and 28 bronze medals. They claimed more than half of their total silverware in this sport (71 medals).

·Fencer Pal Szekeres and swimmers Geza Dukai and Zsolt Vereczkei are Hungary's most successful Paralympians in individual events, all claiming three gold and three bronze medals.

·At the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games, Szekeres became the first athlete to win a medal at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games as he claimed a bronze medal at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games in men's team foil.

·Hungarian women have won five gold medals - Judit Hoffman won women's 100m breaststroke L6 (1984), Paulik Sasvarine won women's singles class 3 in table tennis (1996), Hungary won women's swimming 4 x 50m medley relay S1-6 (1996), and Dora Pasztory won women's 200m medley SM8 (2000) and 200m individual medley SM8 (2004).

·The only two gold medals Hungary won at the London 2012 Paralympic Games were won by Tamas Sors in men's 100m butterfly S9 and Peter Palos in men's singles class 11 in table tennis.

·Krisztina David is on the IPC's ones-to-watch list for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. She won silver at the 2014 IPC Shooting World Championships in the women's 10m air pistol SH1.

·David could win Hungary's first Paralympic medal in shooting.

·Mediaszolgaltatas Tamogato es Vagyonkezelo Alap is the rights holding broadcaster in Hungary for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at Mediaszolgaltatas Tamogato es Vagyonkezelo Alap's website.

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Medal Table Paralympic Games
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 29 40 54 123
2012 2 6 6 14
2008 1 0 5 6
2004 1 8 10 19
2000 4 5 14 23
1996 5 2 3 10
1992 4 3 4 11
1988 0 4 8 12
1984 12 12 3 27
1972 0 0 1 1
London 2012 gold medallists
Athlete Sport Gold
Tamas Sors Swimming 1
Peter Palos Table tennis 1