Brazil at the
Paralympics
Flag of Brazil.svg
IPC codeBRA
NPCBrazilian Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.cpb.org.br
Medals
Ranked 19th
Gold
110
Silver
135
Bronze
133
Total
378
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Brazil made its Paralympic Games debut at the 1972 Summer Paralympics in Heidelberg, sending representatives to compete in track and field, archery, swimming and wheelchair basketball. The country has competed in every edition of the Summer Paralympics since.[1]

Until the 2020 Summer Paralympics, Brazilians have won a total of 378 Paralympic medals, of which 110 golds, 135 silvers and 133 bronzes. This places the country 19th on the all-time Paralympic Games medal table.

Brazil's first delegations experienced little success. No medals were won in 1972, and the country's only medal in 1976 was a silver, in the men's pairs in lawn bowls (through Robson S. Almeida and Luiz Carlos Costa). There were no medals either in 1980, but Brazilian Paralympians found notable success as from 1984, where they obtained their first gold: M. Ferraz won five silver medals and one gold in track and field; Márcia Malsar took three medals in athletics, of which the first gold for a brazilian athlete; Luis Claúdio Pereira won four medals, of which two gold, in track and field; as did Amintas Piedade. Swimmer Maria Jussara Matas obtained three medals, of which one gold, while Marcelo Amorim won four medals (three swimming and a bronze), also in swimming.

Pereira won three of Brazil's four gold medals in 1988, the fourth coming from swimmer Graciana Moreira Alves. In 1992, four Brazilian athletes each won a gold medal in track and field, while the country's two gold in 1996 were won in swimming (José Arnulfo Medeiros) and Judo (Antônio Tenório). Da Silva took another gold in 2000, adding to Brazil's four golds in track and field and one in swimming that year. The 2004 Games saw the country's best result to date, with fourteen gold medals, of which five in athletics. Swimmer Clodoaldo Silva became Brazil's most successful Paralympian in history, winning six gold medals in the pool, and Brazil also started the men's football 5-a-side dominination, defeating Argentina in a penalty shoot-out in the final. (In the 7-a-side event, Brazil finished second, after a 1-4 defeat to Ukraine.) In 2008, athletics provided another four gold medals, boccia two, Judo one, and swimming eight (four each from Daniel Dias and André Brasil). In football, Brazil finished fourth in the 7-a-side event, with losses to Ukraine (0-6) and Iran (0-4) in the final round. The country did, however, successfully defend for the first time its Paralympic title in 5-a-side football, defeating China 2-1 in the final.[2]

Brazil debuted at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, sending two athletes. This made Brazil the second tropical nation ever to have competed at the Winter Paralympics, after Uganda and the third country in South America to have done so, the others being Chile and Argentina.

Medal tables

See also: All-time Paralympic Games medal table

Medals by Summer Games

This are the historical medal table for Brasil at the Summer Paralympics.[3][4] This medal table also includes the 5 medals (1 gold, 3 silvers and 1 bronze) won at the 1992 Summer Paralympics for Intelectualy Disabled, held in Madrid, who also organized by then International Coordenation Committee (ICC) and same Organzing Committee (COOB'92) who made the gestion of the 1992 Summer Paralympics held in Barcelona and also part of same event. But the results are not on the International Paralympic Committee 's (IPC) database.[5]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Italy 1960 Rome Did not participate
Japan 1964 Tokyo
Israel 1968 Tel-Aviv
West Germany 1972 Heidelberg 8 0 0 0 0
Canada 1976 Toronto 23 0 1 0 1 31
Netherlands 1980 Arnhem 2 0 0 0 0
United KingdomUnited States 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York 30 7 17 4 28 24
South Korea 1988 Seoul 59 4 9 14 27 26
Spain 1992 Barcelona/Madrid 41 4 3 5 12 28
United States 1996 Atlanta 60 2 6 13 21 37
Australia 2000 Sydney 63 6 10 6 22 24
Greece 2004 Athens 96 14 12 7 33 14
China 2008 Beijing 187 16 14 17 47 9
United Kingdom 2012 London 181 21 14 8 43 7
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 285 14 29 29 72 8
Japan 2020 Tokyo 258 22 20 30 72 7
France 2024 Paris Future event
United States 2028 Los Angeles Future event
Australia 2032 Brisbane Future event
Total 1,264 110 135 133 378 19

Winter Paralympics

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze 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
Canada 2010 Vancouver
Russia 2014 Sochi 2 0 0 0 0
South Korea 2018 PyeongChang 3 0 0 0 0 -
China 2022 Beijing 6 0 0 0 0 -
Italy 2026 Milan-Cortina Future event
Total 11 0 0 0 0

Medals by Sport 1960–2020

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Athletics
497248169
Swimming pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Swimming
313542108
Boccia pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Boccia
61411
Judo pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Judo
591226
Football 5-a-side pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Football 5-a-side
5005
Paracanoe pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Paracanoe
1214
Goalball pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Goalball
1113
Taekwondo pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Parataekwondo
1113
Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Powerlifting
1102
Wheelchair fencing pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Wheerchair fencing
1102
Table tennis pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Table tennis
0347
Equestrian Dressage pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Equestrian
0145
Football 7-a-side pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Football 7-a-side
0123
Cycling (road) pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Cycling
0112
Lawn bowls pictogram.svg
Lawn bowls
0101
Rowing pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Rowing
0022
Sitting volleyball pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Volleyball
0022
Totals (17 entries)101130124355
Source: [6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Brazil at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Brazil at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ "Brazil Summer Paralympics". Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Resultados do Brasil nos Jogos Paralímpicos". cpb.org.br. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Madrid 1992 – the Paralympic Games that time forgot!". Paralympic Anorak. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  6. ^ Committee, Alexander Picolin, International Paralympic. "IPC Historical Results Archive - Brazil at the Paralympic Games". db.ipc-services.org. Archived from the original on September 1, 2021. Retrieved 2016-10-24.