Mexico at the Paralympics

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Mexico at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Mexico
IPC code  MEX
NPC Federacion Mexicana de Deporte
Paralympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Mexico made its Paralympic Games début at the 1972 Summer Paralympics in Heidelberg, with a delegation of seven athletes competing in track and field, swimming, weightlifting and wheelchair fencing. It has competed in every edition of the Summer Paralympics since then, and made its Winter Paralympics début in 2006.[1]

Mexicans have won a total of 273 Paralympic medals, of which 93 are gold, 88 silver and 92 bronze,[2] placing them 25th on the all-time Paralympic Games medal table. Although Mexicans did not win any medals at the 1972 Games, they swept up sixteen gold (fifteen in athletics, one in swimming) in 1976, along with fourteen silver and nine bronze, and continued to win medals during every subsequent edition of the Summer Games.[3]

Among the most successful Mexican Paralympians, Josefina Cornejo won four gold medals in track and field at the 1976 Games, reiterating that result four years later. Runner Juana Soto also took four gold in 1980, as did Leticia Torres in 1988.[4]

Mexican delegations to the Winter Games, by contrast, have been small (one competitor in 2006, two in 2010), and have not won any medals.[5]

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

[6]

Games Athletes Gold medal.svg Silver medal.svg Bronze medal.svg Total Rank
Italy 1960 Rome Did not participate
Japan 1964 Tokyo
Israel 1968 Tel-Aviv
West Germany 1972 Heidelberg 7 0 0 0 0 N/A
Canada 1976 Toronto 32 16 14 9 39 12
Netherlands 1980 Arnhem 28 20 16 6 42 9
United States 1984 New York /
United Kingdom          Stoke Mandeville
54 6 14 17 37 25
South Korea 1988 Seoul 34 8 9 6 23 24
Spain 1992 Barcelona 19 0 1 10 11 46
United States 1996 Atlanta 38 3 5 4 12 31
Australia 2000 Sydney 77 10 12 12 34 17
Greece 2004 Athens 77 14 10 10 34 15
China 2008 Beijing 67 10 3 7 20 14
United Kingdom 2012 London 81 6 4 11 21 23
Total 514 93 88 92 273 19

Medals by Winter Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold medal.svg Silver medal.svg Bronze medal.svg Total Rank
Sweden 1976 Örnsköldsvik Did not participate
Norway 1980 Geilo
Austria 1984 Innsbruck
Austria 1988 Innsbruck
France 1992 Tignes - Albertville
Norway 1994 Lillehammer
Japan 1998 Nagano
United States 2002 Salt Lake City
Italy 2006 Turin 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
Canada 2010 Vancouver 2 0 0 0 0 N/A
Russia 2014 Sochi 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
Total 4 0 0 0 0 N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mexico at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Mexico - 2012 Paralympic - London 2012
  3. ^ Mexico at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  4. ^ Mexico at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  5. ^ Mexico at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  6. ^ "Mexico Summer Paralympics". Retrieved 4 September 2012.