Cyprus at the Paralympics

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Cyprus at the Paralympic Games

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IPC code  CYP
NPC Cyprus National Paralympic Committee
Paralympic history
Summer Games

Cyprus made its Paralympic Games début at the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul, with a delegation of six athletes competing in archery, track and field, and swimming. The country has taken part in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics, but has never participated in the Winter Paralympics.[1]

Cyprus did not win any medals until the 2004 Games in Athens, where swimmer Karolina Pelendritou became the first Cypriot Paralympic champion, in the women's 100m breaststroke (SB13 category). Other medals were won at the 2008 Games in Beijing: a gold, two silver and a bronze.[2] Pelendritou went on to win her fourth and Cyprus' sixth Paralympic medal at 2012 Games in London with a silver medal in the 100m breaststroke (SB12 category).

List of medallists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold Karolina Pelendritou 2004 Athens Swimming Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13
 Gold Karolina Pelendritou 2008 Beijing Swimming Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12
 Silver Antonis Aresti 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 200 m T46
 Silver Antonis Aresti 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 400 m T46
 Silver Karolina Pelendritou London 2012 Swimming Women's 100 m Breastroke SB12
 Bronze Karolina Pelendritou 2008 Beijing Swimming Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12

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