Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Spain at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

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Women swimming a freestyle race

Teresa Perales won six gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

ⒸLieven Coudenys

Teresa Perales won six gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games © • Lieven Coudenys

·Spain has claimed 619 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G199-S207-B213.

·The Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games were Spain's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 39 gold medals (S31-B36).

·The NPC made its debut at the Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic Games.

·Spain is in 11th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.

·Spain hosted the Paralympic Games in 1992 when the event was held in Barcelona.

·The NPC has been most successful in swimming, claiming 102 gold, 109 silver and 110 bronze medals.

·Athlete Purificacion Santamarta is Spain's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G11-S4-B1.

·Swimmer Teresa Perales is Spain's most decorated Paralympian, collecting a total of 22 medals (G6-S6-B10). She has won the women's 100m freestyle S5 event at each of the last three Paralympic Games, in which she currently also is the reigning European and world champion.

·Alvaro Varela won a gold medal in men's table tennis singles class 8 event at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, but failed to win another gold medal since (bronze in 2008, two silver in 2012).

·Since 2010, Varela claimed four podium places at the World Championships (G3-B1), four at the European Championships (G1-S2-B1) and two at the Paralympic Games (S2)

·Perales and Varela are on the IPC's ones-to-watch list for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

·Only Portugal (24) has claimed more medals in boccia at the Paralympic Games than Spain (19).

·RTVE, Cadena COPE Radio and Cadena SER Radio are the rights holding broadcaster in Spain for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found here at Cadena COPE Radio's, Cadena SER Radio's and RTVE's website.

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Medal Table Paralympic Games
 
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 199 207 213 619
2012 8 18 16 42
2008 15 21 22 58
2004 20 27 24 71
2000 38 30 38 106
1996 39 31 36 106
1992 34 31 42 107
1988 18 13 11 42
1984 22 10 12 44
1980 1 13 9 23
1976 4 6 2 12
1972 0 4 0 4
1968 0 3 1 4
London 2012 gold medallists
 
Athlete Sport Gold
Alberto Suarez Laso Athletics 1
Alfonso Cabello Cycling 1
Carmen Herrera Judo 1
Christian Venge Cycling 1
David Casinos Athletics 1
David Llauradó Cycling 1
Jose Antonio Exposito Pineiro Athletics 1
Michelle Alonso Morales Swimming 1
Teresa Perales Swimming 1