Faroe Islands at the Paralympics

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Faroe Islands at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Faroe Islands
IPC code  FRO
NPC The Faroese Sport Organisation for Disabled
Paralympic history
Summer Games

The Faroe Islands first competed at the Summer Paralympic Games in 1984, and have competed in every edition of the Summer Paralympics since then. They have never participated in the Winter Paralympic Games.[1]

The Faroe Islands have their own National Paralympic Committee and National Olympic Committee.[2] They are, however, one of only two territories (along with Macau) to compete at the Paralympics but not at the Olympics. Faroese athletes compete as representatives of Denmark at the Olympic Games.[3]

Faroese Paralympians have won a total of thirteen medals, of which one gold, seven silver and five bronze. Their most successful appearance was at the 1988 Games, where they won seven medals and Christina Naess won the Faroe Islands' first and only Paralympic gold medal, in the C3 100m backstroke in swimming.[4]

The Faroe Islands have only ever sent swimmers to the Paralympics, with the sole exception of Heini Festirstein, who competed in table tennis in 1992.[5]

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Katrin Johansen 1988 Seoul Swimming 100m backstroke C8
 Silver Katrin Johansen 1988 Seoul Swimming 100m freestyle C8
 Gold Christina Næss 1988 Seoul Swimming 100m backstroke C3
 Silver Christina Næss 1988 Seoul Swimming 400m freestyle C3-4
 Bronze Tóra við Keldu 1988 Seoul Swimming 100m butterfly L6
 Bronze Tóra við Keldu 1988 Seoul Swimming 400m butterfly L6
 Silver Tóra við Keldu 1988 Seoul Swimming 100m freestyle L6
 Silver Tóra við Keldu 1996 Atlanta Swimming 100m freestyle S10
 Bronze Heidi Andreasen 2000 Sydney Swimming 100m backstroke S8
 Silver Heidi Andreasen 2000 Sydney Swimming 100m freestyle S8
 Silver Heidi Andreasen 2000 Sydney Swimming 400m freestyle S8
 Silver Heidi Andreasen 2000 Sydney Swimming 50m freestyle S8
 Bronze Heidi Andreasen 2004 Athens Swimming 400m freestyle S8

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