Spain at the Paralympics

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Spain at the Paralympic Games

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IPC code  ESP
NPC Comité Paralímpico Español
Paralympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games

Athletes from Spain have competed at the Paralympic Games since the 1968 Summer events and the country hosted the 1992 Summer Paralympics. Competitors have represented Spain in ten of the twelve Summer Paralympics, missing only the first two events in Rome and Tokyo.

Spain's breakthrough year came in 1992 when they hosted the event; their medal tally rocketed with a level of performance that would be maintained for the following two events. The 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney saw their greatest achievements at the Games but the medal victories were overshadowed by a cheating controversy that would change the way that intellectually disabled competitors were tested for their disability (see Cheating at the Paralympic Games).[1]

Teams[edit]

Traditionally, Spain has sent three times as many male competitors as female competitors. At the same time, women have won 48,39% of all Spain's Paralympic medals compared to 24.32% for men.[2]

Medal tallies[edit]

Summer Paralympics[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
1968 Tel-Aviv 0 4 0 4 20th of 22
1972 Heidelberg 0 4 1 5 27th of 31
1976 Toronto 4 6 2 12 22nd of 32
1980 Arnhem 1 14 9 24 28th of 40
1984 Stoke Mandeville
New York
21 8 12 41 11th of 38
1988 Seoul 18 13 12 43 13th of 48
1992 Barcelona 34 31 42 107 5th of 55
1996 Atlanta 36 31 36 106 5th of 60
2000 Sydney 38 30 38 106 4th of 68
2004 Athens 20 27 24 71 7th of 75
2008 Beijing 15 21 22 58 10th of 76
2012 London 8 18 16 42 17th of 75

Winter Paralmypics[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1984 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0 14
1988 Innsbruck 1 2 1 4 11
1992 Tignes-Albertsville 0 1 3 4 16
1994 Lillehammer 1 6 3 10 13
1998 Nagano 8 0 0 8 7
2002 Salt Lake City 3 3 2 8 12
2006 Turin 0 1 1 2 13
2010 Vancouver 1 2 0 3 13

Best performances in bold.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IPC. 2 February 2003. "INAS-FID Eligibility System Unsatisfactory: Athletes with Intellectual Disability Cannot Participate". Accessed 14 August 2007.
  2. ^ "Federación Mujeres Jóvenes" (in Spanish). Spain: Mujeresjovenes.org. Retrieved 26 December 2013.