Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Ireland at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

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Jason Smyth at the IPC Athletics World Championships Doha

Jason Smyth at the IPC Athletics World Championships Doha

·Ireland has claimed 215 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G62-S62-B91.

·Stoke Mandeville/New York 1984 were Ireland's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 20 gold medals (S15-B31).

·The NPC made its debut at the first ever Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960.

·Ireland is in 29th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.

·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 35 gold, 37 silver and 62 bronze medals.

·Rosaleen Gallagher is Ireland's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G4-S6-B10. She has won medals in athletics, table tennis, swimming and archery.

·Ireland's eight gold medals in 2012 were its best haul since winning 13 at the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games.

·Sprinter Jason Smyth has won four individual gold medals, a record he shares with four other Irish athletes.

·Smyth won the men's 100m and 200m T13 at both the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Paralympic Games and is labelled the fastest Paralympian on the planet.

·Radio Telefis Eirann, Setanta is the rights holding broadcaster in Ireland for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at Radio Telefis Eirann, Setanta's website.

Social Media

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Medal Table Paralympic Games
 
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 62 62 91 215
2012 8 3 5 16
2008 3 1 1 5
2004 0 3 1 4
2000 5 3 1 9
1996 1 3 6 10
1992 0 3 4 7
1988 13 11 18 42
1984 20 15 31 66
1980 4 2 11 17
1976 4 10 6 20
1972 2 4 2 8
1968 0 4 5 9
1960 2 0 0 2
London 2012 gold medallists
 
Athlete Sport Gold
Jason Smyth Athletics 2
Mark Rohan Cycling 2
Michael McKillop Athletics 2
Bethany Firth Swimming 1
Darragh McDonald Swimming 1