Croatia at the
Paralympics
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IPC codeCRO
NPCCroatian Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.hpo.hr
Medals
Gold
6
Silver
8
Bronze
14
Total
28
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
 Yugoslavia (1972–2000)

Croatia, following its independence, made its Paralympic Games début at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona, sending three competitors in swimming, two in shooting and one in track and field. The latter, Milka Milinković, won Croatia's first Paralympic medal, and its only medal of the 1992 Games - a bronze in the women's javelin (THW5 category).[1]

Croatia has taken part in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics. It first participated in the Winter Paralympics in 2002, with two representatives in alpine skiing, and has entered every edition of the Winter Games since then.[1]

Croatians have won a total of twenty-eight Paralympic medals, of which six gold, eight silver and fourteen bronze. Twenty-six of these medals have been won at the Summer Games, in track and field, swimming, table tennis and taekwondo. And with the exception of Milinković's early bronze, all have been won from 2004 games onwards.[1] At the Winter Games Croatia has won two medals, gold in alpine skiing and bronze in snowboarding.

Medal tables

List of medalists

Summer sports

Medal Name(s) Games Sport Event Date
 Bronze Milka Milinković Spain 1992 Barcelona
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Athletics
Women's javelin throw THW5 September 1992
 Bronze Mihovil Španja Greece 2004 Athens
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Swimming
Men's 100 m backstroke S8 22 September 2004
 Bronze Mihovil Španja Greece 2004 Athens
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Swimming
Men's 200 m individual medley SM8 23 September 2004
 Bronze Mihovil Španja Greece 2004 Athens
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Swimming
Men's 400 m freestyle S8 24 September 2004
 Bronze Jelena Vuković Greece 2004 Athens
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Athletics
Women's discus throw F42–46 25 September 2004
 Gold Antonia Balek China 2008 Beijing
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Athletics
Women's javelin throw F33–34/52–53 13 September 2008
 Gold Antonia Balek China 2008 Beijing
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Athletics
Women's shot put F32–34/52–53 15 September 2008
 Gold Darko Kralj China 2008 Beijing
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Athletics
Men's shot put F42 10 September 2008
 Silver Branimir Budetić China 2008 Beijing
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Athletics
Men's javelin throw F11–12 10 September 2008
 Silver Darko Kralj United Kingdom 2012 London
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Athletics
Men's shot put F42–44 31 August 2012
 Silver Zoran Talić United Kingdom 2012 London
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Athletics
Men's long jump F20 4 September 2012
 Bronze Branimir Budetić United Kingdom 2012 London
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Athletics
Men's javelin throw F12–13 5 September 2012
 Bronze Mikela Ristoski United Kingdom 2012 London
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Athletics
Women's long jump F20 3 September 2012
 Bronze Mihovil Španja United Kingdom 2012 London
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Swimming
Men's 100 m backstroke S7 30 August 2012
 Gold Sandra Paović Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Table tennis
Women's individual C6 12 September 2016
 Gold Mikela Ristoski Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Athletics
Women's long jump F20 15 September 2016
 Silver Zoran Talić Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Athletics
Men's long jump F20 11 September 2016
 Silver Anđela Mužinić and Helena Dretar Karić Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Table tennis
Women's team C1–3 16 September 2016
 Bronze Velimir Šandor Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Athletics
Men's discus throw F52 8 September 2016
 Silver Velimir Šandor Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Athletics
Men's discus throw F52 29 August 2021
 Silver Ivan Katanušić Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Athletics
Men's discus throw F64 2 September 2021
 Silver Ivan Mikulić Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Taekwondo
Men's +75 kg 4 September 2021
 Bronze Anđela Mužinić and Helena Dretar Karić Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Table tennis
Women's team C1–3 1 September 2021
 Bronze Mikela Ristoski Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Athletics
Women's long jump F20 3 September 2021
 Bronze Dino Sinovčić Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Swimming
Men's 100 m backstroke S6 3 September 2021
 Bronze Deni Černi Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Athletics
Men's shot put F33 4 September 2021

Winter sports

Medal Name(s) Games Sport Event Date
 Gold Dino Sokolović South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang
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Alpine skiing
Men's slalom sitting 17 March 2018
 Bronze Bruno Bošnjak South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang
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Snowboarding
Men's banked slalom SB-LL2 16 March 2018

List of flag bearers

No. Event year Season Flag bearer Sport
1 1992 Barcelona Summer
2 1996 Atlanta Summer
3 2000 Sydney Summer
4 2002 Salt Lake City Winter
5 2004 Athens Summer Mihovil Španja Swimming
6 2006 Turin Winter Zlatko Pesjak Alpine skiing
7 2008 Beijing Summer Marija Iveković Athletics
8 2010 Vancouver Winter Mario Dadić Alpine skiing
9 2012 London Summer Darko Kralj Athletics
10 2014 Sochi Winter Dino Sokolović Alpine skiing
11 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Branimir Budetić Athletics
12 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Eva Goluža Alpine skiing
13 2020 Tokyo Summer Mikela Ristoski Athletics
14 2022 Beijing Winter Bruno Bošnjak Snowboarding

Multiple medal winners

The following list only contains medal winners for Croatia as an independent country.

Athlete Sex Sport Years Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Antonia Balek F Athletics 2008 Summer 2 0 0 2
Darko Kralj M Athletics 2008–2012 Summer 1 1 0 2
Mikela Ristoski F Athletics 2012–2020 Summer 1 0 2 3
Zoran Talić M Athletics 2012–2016 Summer 0 2 0 2
Branimir Budetić M Athletics 2008–2012 Summer 0 1 1 2
Helena Dretar Karić F Table tennis 2016–2020 Summer 0 1 1 2
Anđela Mužinić F Table tennis 2016–2020 Summer 0 1 1 2
Velimir Šandor M Athletics 2016–2020 Summer 0 1 1 2
Mihovil Španja M Swimming 2004–2012 Summer 0 0 4 4

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c See section Athlete Search (NPC: CRO - Croatia) at Croatia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee