Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Mexico at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

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Amalia Perez of Mexico celebrates winning gold in the Women's 60kg Powerlifting at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

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Amalia Perez of Mexico celebrates winning gold in the Women's 60kg Powerlifting at the London 2012 Paralympic Games© • getty images

·Mexico has claimed 273 medals at the Paralympic Games: G93-S88-B92.

·Arnhem 1980 were Mexico's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 20 gold medals (S16-B6).

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

·Mexico is in 21st place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.

·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 64 gold, 65 silver and 60 bronze medals.

·Athlete, swimmer and table tennis player Josefina Cornejo is Mexico's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G8-S5-B1.

·Gustavo Sanchez claimed four medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, most of all Mexican athletes, of which two were gold – in

the men's 100m and 200m freestyle S4. He is on the IPC's ones-to-watch list for the Rio 2016 Games.

·Amalia Perez has won a medal in each of the last four Paralympic Games in powerlifting. She won gold in the women's 52kg at the

Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and in the women's 60kg four years ago in London. She is also on the IPC's ones-to-watch list for Rio.

·The only other Mexican athlete on the IPC's ones-to-watch list is Eduardo Avila Sánchez who won a gold (Beijing 2008) and bronze

medal (London 2012) in the men's up to 73kg class in judo.

· America Movil is the rights holding broadcaster in Mexico for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information is available at America Movil's Website.

Social Media

NPC Mexico's website.

NPC Mexico's Twitter account.

NPC Mexico's Facebook page.

Medals Table Paralympic Games
 
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 93 88 92 273
2012 6 4 11 21
2008 10 3 7 20
2004 14 10 10 34
2000 10 12 12 34
1996 3 5 4 12
1992 0 1 10 11
1988 8 9 6 23
1984 6 14 17 37
1980 20 16 6 42
1976 16 14 9 39
London 2012 Gold medalists
Athlete Sport Gold
Amalia Perez Powerlifting 1
Gustavo Sanchez Martinez Swimming 2
Juan Ignacio Reyes Swimming 1
Luis Alberto Zepeda Athletics 1
María De Los Angeles Ortiz Hernandez Athletics 1