Spain at the Paralympics
|Spain at the Paralympic 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).
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.
|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
|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|
|2002 Salt Lake City||3||3||2||8||12|
Best performances in bold.
- IPC. 2 February 2003. "INAS-FID Eligibility System Unsatisfactory: Athletes with Intellectual Disability Cannot Participate". Accessed 14 August 2007.
- "Federación Mujeres Jóvenes" (in Spanish). Spain: Mujeresjovenes.org. Retrieved 26 December 2013.