Croatia at the Paralympics

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Croatia at the Paralympic Games

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NPC Croatian Sports Federation for the Disabled
Paralympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Yugoslavia (1972–1988)

Croatia, following its independence from Yugoslavia, made its Paralympic Games début at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona, sending three competitors in swimming, two in shooting and one in track and field. The latter, Milka Milinković, won Croatia's first Paralympic medal, and its only medal of the 1992 Games - a bronze in the women's javelin (THW5 category).[1]

Croatia has taken part in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics. It first participated in the Winter Paralympics in 2002, with two representatives in alpine skiing, and has entered every edition of the Winter Games since then.[1]

Croatians have won a total of fourteen Paralympic medals, of which three gold, three silver and eight bronze. All of these medals have been won at the Summer Games, in track and field or swimming. And with the exception of Milinković's early bronze, all have been won from 2004 games onwards.[1]

Summer Paralympic Games[edit]

Results by games[edit]

Year Events Competitors Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1992 Barcelona 17 6 0 0 1 1 50
1996 Atlanta 13 5 0 0 0 0
2000 Sydney 29 15 0 0 0 0
2004 Athens 27 17 0 0 4 4 70
2008 Beijing 39 25 3 1 0 4 37
2012 London 37 25 0 2 3 5 58
Total 3 3 8 14 66

Medals per sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 3 3 4 10
Swimming 0 0 4 4
Total 3 3 8 14

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name(s) Games Sport Event
 Bronze Milinković, MilkaMilka Milinković Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics - Paralympic pictogram.svg Athletics Women's javelin throw THW5
 Bronze SzpanjaMihovil Španja Greece 2004 Athens Swimming - Paralympic pictogram.svg Swimming Men's 100 m backstroke S8
 Bronze SzpanjaMihovil Španja Greece 2004 Athens Swimming - Paralympic pictogram.svg Swimming Men's 200 m individual medley SM8
 Bronze SzpanjaMihovil Španja Greece 2004 Athens Swimming - Paralympic pictogram.svg Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle S8
 Bronze Vuković, JelenaJelena Vuković Greece 2004 Athens Athletics - Paralympic pictogram.svg Athletics Women's discus throw F42–46
 Gold Balek, AntoniaAntonia Balek China 2008 Beijing Athletics - Paralympic pictogram.svg Athletics Women's javelin throw F33–34/52–53
 Gold Balek, AntoniaAntonia Balek China 2008 Beijing Athletics - Paralympic pictogram.svg Athletics Women's shot put F32–34/52–53
 Gold Kralj, DarkoDarko Kralj China 2008 Beijing Athletics - Paralympic pictogram.svg Athletics Men's shot put F42
 Silver Budetić, BranimirBranimir Budetić China 2008 Beijing Athletics - Paralympic pictogram.svg Athletics Men's javelin throw F11–12
 Silver Kralj, DarkoDarko Kralj United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics - Paralympic pictogram.svg Athletics Men's shot put F42–44
 Silver Talić, ZoranZoran Talić United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics - Paralympic pictogram.svg Athletics Men's long jump F20
 Bronze Budetić, BranimirBranimir Budetić United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics - Paralympic pictogram.svg Athletics Men's javelin throw F12–13
 Bronze Ristoski, MikelaMikela Ristoski United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics - Paralympic pictogram.svg Athletics Women's long jump F20
 Bronze SzpanjaMihovil Španja United Kingdom 2012 London Swimming - Paralympic pictogram.svg Swimming Men's 100 m backstroke S7

Winter Paralympic Games[edit]

Results by games[edit]

Year Events Competitors Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
2002 Salt Lake City 3 2 0 0 0 0
2006 Turin 2 1 0 0 0 0
2010 Vancouver 6 4 0 0 0 0
2014 Sochi 4 2 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

Flagbearers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c See section Athlete Search (NPC: CRO - Croatia) at Croatia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee