Portugal at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
© • Pedro Vasconcelos
·Portugal has claimed 88 medals at the Paralympic Games: G25-S30-B33.
·Sydney 2000 were Portugal's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning six gold medals (S5-B4).
·The NPC made its debut at the Heidelberg 1972 Paralympic Games.
·Portugal is in 40th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.
·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 17 gold, 15 silver and 19 bronze medals.
·Athlete Paulo de Almeida Coelho is Portugal's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G4-S2-B1.
·Portugal has collected a total of 22 medals at the last three Paralympic Games, of which 13 came in boccia events including their only three gold medals.
·No other NPC has claimed more medals in boccia in Paralympic Games history than Portugal (24, G8-S10-B6).
·Swimmer David Grachat is one of the IPC's ones-to-watch. He finished third in men's 400m freestyle S9 event at the most recent 2015 IPC Swimming World
Championships in Glasgow and the 2016 European Championships in home water in Funchal.
·Athlete Luis Goncalves is hoping to collect his second medal at the Paralympic Games. He is the reigning world champion in the men's 400m T12, in which he already
claimed a silver medal at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.
·Radio e Televisao de Portugal is the rights holding broadcaster in Portugal for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at Radio e Televisao de Portugal's website.
NPC Portugal's Facebook page.