Italy at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
Martina Caironi broke the world 200m T42 record at the 2015 Berlin Grand Prix. © • Getty Images
·Italy has claimed 491 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G143-S159-B189.
·Rome 1960 were Italy's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 29 gold medals (S28-B23).
·The NPC made its debut at the first ever Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960.
·Italy is in 13th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.
·Italy hosted the Paralympic Games in 1960 when the event was held in Rome.
·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 51 gold, 53 silver and 67 bronze medals.
·Roberto Marson is Italy's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G13-S4-B1. He claimed medals in wheelchair fencing, athletics and swimming.
·In London 2012, former Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi won two gold medals and one silver in cycling, becoming the most successful Italian at these Paralympic Games.
·At the previous two Paralympic Games, Italy won its most gold medals in cycling - two in 2008 and four in 2012.
·Cecilia Camellini became the most decorated Italian at the 2012 Paralympic Games as she won two gold medals and claimed another two bronze, all in swimming.
·With er gold medal in women's 100m freestyle S11, she became the youngest gold medallist at the 2012 London Paralympic Games for Italy at an age of 20 years.
·Oxana Corso became the youngest medallist for Italy in London 2012 as she won silver in women's 200m T35 at an age of 17 years and 53 days.
·RAI is the rights holding broadcaster in Italy for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at RAI's website.
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