Macedonia at the Paralympics

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Macedonia at the Paralympic Games

Flag of the Republic of Macedonia
IPC code  MKD
NPC Macedonian Paralympic Committee
Paralympic history
Summer Games
Other related appearances
Yugoslavia (1960–1988)
Independent Olympic Participants (1992)

Macedonia, following its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, made its Paralympic Games début at the 1996 Summer Paralympics in Atlanta, where it sent a single athlete (Branimir Jovanovski) to compete in shooting. The country has competed in every subsequeny edition of the Summer Paralympics, with very small delegations. It has never taken part in the Winter Paralympics. The only athletes to have represented Macedonia at the Paralympic Games are Branimir Jovanovski (1996-2004), Vanco Karanfilov (2000-2012) and Olivera Nakovska (2004-2012), all three in shooting events.[1]

At the 2004 Games in Athens, Karanfilov won Macedonia's first Paralympic medal as independent country: a silver in the men's air pistol event (category SH1).[2]

At the 2012 Games in London, Olivera Nakovska-Bikova won Macedonia's first gold Paralympic medal as independent country: a gold medal in women's air pistol event (category SH1),setting new world and Paralympic record at qualifiers for Women's P2-10m Air Pistol-SH1 with 381 points,and also setting new Paralympic finals record for Women's P2-10m Air Pistol-SH1 with 475.7 points.[3]

Medallists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event Score
 Silver Vanco Karanfilov 2004 Athens Shooting Men's Air Pistol SH1 661.6 points
 Gold Olivera Nakovska-Bikova 2012 London Shooting Women's Air Pistol SH1 475.7 points

Several other athletes from the Socialist Republic of Macedonia (a constituent country of the former SFR Yugoslavia) have also won Olympic medals, competing as part of Yugoslavia,and as Independent Paralympic Participants[4]

As part of SFR Yugoslavia:

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Vangel Zabev 1980 Arnhem Swimming 50 m freestyle E1
 Bronze Vangel Zabev 1980 Arnhem Swimming 3x50 m individual medley E1

As Independent Paralympic Participants:

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold Branimir Jovanovski 1992 Barcelona Shooting Men's air pistol SH1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Macedonia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Macedonia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ Paralympic records in Women's P2-10m Air Pistol-SH1, Official London 2012 Paralympic site
  4. ^ "МЕДАЛИСТИ НА ОИ" (in Macedonian). Makedonski Olimpiski Komitet. Retrieved 2008-07-15.