Colombians have won a total of twenty three medals at the Paralympic Games: three gold, eight silver and twelve bronze. Pedro Mejía won the country's first medals when he took a gold and a bronze in swimming in 1980. His winning time of 1:27.88 in the final of the 100m breaststroke, D category, set a new world record. Colombia had to wait 28 years for its next two medals, which both came in the 2008 Games. Elkin Serna ran the men's marathon in 2:31:16 in the T12 category for athletes with severe visual disability, finishing less than a minute behind Chinese athlete Qi Shun's world record time of 2:30:32, and took silver. Moisés Fuentes won bronze in the men's 100m breaststroke in the SB4 category.2016 Summer Paralympics represented the best performance by the Colombian committee in the history of the Summer Paralympics, with a total amount of 17 medals won.