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    Italy at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

    A woman with a running blade clenches her face in effort as she sprints forward. 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.

    Social Media

    NPC Italy's website.

    NPC Italy's Facebook page.

    Medal Table Paralympic Games
    Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
    Total 143 159 189 491
    2012 9 8 11 28
    2008 4 7 7 18
    2004 4 8 7 19
    2000 9 8 10 27
    1996 11 20 14 45
    1992 10 7 18 35
    1988 16 15 27 58
    1984 9 19 14 42
    1980 6 5 9 20
    1976 2 5 11 18
    1972 8 4 5 17
    1968 12 10 17 39
    1964 14 15 16 45
    1960 29 28 23 80
    London 2012 gold medallists
    Athlete Sport Gold
    Alex Zanardi Cycling 2
    Cecilia Camellini Swimming 2
    Assunta Legnante Athletics 1
    Ivano Pizzi Cycling 1
    Luca Pizzi Cycling 1
    Martina Caironi Athletics 1
    Oscar De Pellegrin Archery 1
    Roberto Bargna Cycling 1
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