Hungary at the Paralympics

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Hungary at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Hungary
IPC code  HUN
NPC Hungarian Paralympic Committee
Paralympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Hungary made its Paralympic Games début at the 1972 Summer Paralympics in Heidelberg, with a delegation of four athletes in track and field. The country was then absent in 1976 and 1980, making a permanent return to the Paralympics in 1984. Hungary first took part in the Winter Paralympics in 2002, and has continuously attended the Winter Games since then.[1]

Hungarians have won a total of 107 Paralympic medals (27 gold, 34 silver, 46 bronze), placing the country 32nd on the all-time Paralympic Games medal table. All of these medals have been won at the Summer Games.[2]

Arguably Hungary's most successful Paralympian is Attila Jeszenszky, who won four gold medals in swimming at the 1984 Summer Games.[2] Hungary also boasts the only athlete in the world to have won medals at both the Paralympics and the Olympics. Fencer Pál Szekeres won a bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics, before being disabled in a bus accident and beginning a Paralympic career in wheelchair fencing, which brought him six Paralympic medals - of which three gold.[3][4][5]

Medal tallies[edit]

Summer Paralympics[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
1972 Summer Paralympics 0 0 1 1 30th
1984 Summer Paralympics 12 12 4 28 18th
1988 Summer Paralympics 0 4 8 12 40th
1992 Summer Paralympics 4 3 4 11 25th
1996 Summer Paralympics 5 2 3 10 29th
2000 Summer Paralympics 4 5 14 23 32nd
2004 Summer Paralympics 1 8 10 19 46th
2008 Summer Paralympics 1 0 5 6 49th
2012 Summer Paralympics 2 6 6 14 38th

Winter Paralympics[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
2002 Winter Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
2006 Winter Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
2010 Winter Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -

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