Spain at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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Spain at the Paralympic Games

Flag of Spain
IPC code  ESP
NPC Comité Paralímpico Español
At the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing
Competitors 133 in 15 sports
Officials 231
Flag bearer David Casinos[1]
Rank: 10
Paralympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Spain sent a delegation to compete at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. The country's delegation consisted of 232 people, including 133 athletes competing in 15 sports. Attending the opening ceremony on September 6 was Infanta Elena, President of the Spanish Paralympic Committee Miguel Carballeda, Minister Mercedes Cabrera, and several representatives from the Madrid Olympic Games Bidding Committee.[2]


The team finished in tenth place for total medals, with 58 medals, 15 gold, 21 silver and 22 bronze. From Europe, only Great Britain, the Ukraine and Russia had more medals than Spain.[3][4]


One Spanish athlete competed in sailing:[5]

  • Single-Person Keelboat - 2.4mR

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  1. ^ "El atleta David Casinos será el abanderado español en la apertura de los Juegos Paralímpicos". Europa Press. 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Spanish Princess to attend opening ceremony of Beijing Paralympics". Xinhua News Agency. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2008-09-01. 
  3. ^ EP (July 6, 2012). "España llevará 142 atletas a los Juegos Paralímpicos" (in Spanish). Spain: AS. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Spain confirm squad of 142 for London 2012 - - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News". July 12, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "National Line Up For 2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition", International Association for Disabled Sailing, July 16, 2008