Netherlands at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
Esther Vergeer of Netherlands with her gold medal after defeating Aniek Van Koot of Netherlands in the final of the Women's singles match in the Wheelchair Tennis at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. © • Getty Images
·Nethelands has claimed 690 medals at the Paralympic Games: G260-S228-B202.
·Stoke Mandeville/New York 1984 were Netherlands' most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 55 gold medals (S52-B28).
·The NPC made its debut at the Rome 1960 Paralympic Games.
·Netherlands is in eighth place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.
·Netherlands hosted the Paralympic Games in 1980 when the event was held in Arnhem.
·The NPC has been most successful in swimming, claiming 176 gold, 126 silver and 99 bronze medals.
·Swimmer Frits Hildebrandt is Netherlands' most successful Paralympian in individual events: G8-S2.
·Marlou van Rhijn is on the IPC ones-to-watch list. Van Rhijn is the reigning Paralympic champion in the women's 200m T44. She finished
in second place in the women's 100m T44 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
·Van Rhijn is the reigning world champion and European champion in women's 100m and 200m T44.
·At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the women's doubles final in wheelchair tennis was an all Dutch final. Esther Vergeer and
Marjolein Buis defeated Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Koot.
·Alyda Norbruis is aiming to continue her winning streak in women's 500m time trial C2 as she became world champion in this discipline
at the past three World Championships.
·Norbruis grabbed the silver medal in the women's 500m time trial C1-3 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
·NOS is the rights holding broadcaster in the Netherlands for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found on the NOS website
|Esther Vergeer||Wheelchair Tennis||2|
|Marjolein Buis||Wheelchair Tennis||1|
|Kelly van Zon||Table Tennis||1|
|Mirjam de Koning-Peper||Swimming||1|
|Marcel van Veen||Sailing||1|
|Kim van Dijk||Cycling||1|
|Marlou van Rhijn||Athletics||1|