Bulgarian athletes have won a total of four gold medals, five silver and two bronze. All these medals have been won at the Summer Games, and all but one in track and field; the exception is Polina Dzhurova's silver medal in swimming in 1996, in the women's 100m backstroke (S6 category).
1988 was Bulgaria's most successful year. Gueorgui Sakelarov became the country's first Paralympic champion when he took gold in both the discus and the shot put (B2 category). Compatriot Donko Angelov won Bulgaria's third medal of the Games, a silver, in the triple jump (B3). Ivan Hristov narrowly missed out on a medal when he finished fourth in the high jump (B1).
Sakelarov has won three of Bulgaria's four Paralympic gold medals. He successfully defended his title in the shot put in 1992, though he won "only" silver in the discus that year. Bulgaria's fourth and most recent gold medal was won by Ivanka Koleva in the women's shot put (F57) in 2000.