Iceland at the
Paralympics
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IPC codeISL
NPCIcelandic Sports Association for the Disabled
Websitewww.ifsport.is
Medals
Ranked 46th
Gold
14
Silver
13
Bronze
34
Total
61
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Iceland made its Paralympic Games début at the 1980 Summer Paralympics in Arnhem, where it fielded thirteen athletes, who won two medals (a gold and a silver). Since then, the country has competed in every edition of the Summer Paralympics.[1]

Despite its climate, and despite having participated in every edition (bar one) of the Winter Olympics, Iceland has been a highly infrequent participant in the Winter Paralympic Games. It made its Winter Paralympics début at the 1994 Winter Paralympics, sending just one representative, Svanur Ingvarsson in ice sledge speed racing. The country was then absent from the Winter Paralympics for sixteen years, before making its return at the 2010 Games in Vancouver - again with just one athlete, Erna Friðriksdóttir in alpine skiing.[2]

Icelandic athletes have won a total of sixty-one Paralympic medals, all at the Summer Games: fourteen gold, thirteen silver and thirty-four bronze. This places Iceland in forty-seventh place on the all-time Paralympic Games medal table.[3]

Medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold S. Karlsdóttir Netherlands 1980 Arnhem Swimming Women's 50m breaststroke E1
 Bronze Jónas Óskarsson Netherlands 1980 Arnhem Weightlifting Men's middleweight -75kg amputee
 Silver Jónas Óskarsson United Kingdom/United States 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York Swimming Men's 100m backstroke A2
 Silver Sigrún Pétursdóttir United Kingdom/United States 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York Swimming Women's 25m backstroke C3
 Bronze Haukur Gunnarsson United Kingdom/United States 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York Athletics Men's 200m C7
 Bronze Haukur Gunnarsson United Kingdom/United States 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York Athletics Men's 400m C7
 Bronze Sigrún Pétursdóttir United Kingdom/United States 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York Swimming Women's 25m freestyle C3
 Bronze A. Geirsdóttir United Kingdom/United States 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York Swimming Women's 50m breaststroke 3
 Bronze Sigrún Pétursdóttir United Kingdom/United States 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York Swimming Women's 50m freestyle C3
 Bronze E. Bergmann United Kingdom/United States 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke 5
 Bronze Oddný Óttarsdóttir United Kingdom/United States 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York Swimming Women's 100m freestyle C3
 Bronze H. Gunnarsdóttir United Kingdom/United States 1984 Stoke Mandeville / New York Table tennis Women's singles L3
 Gold Haukur Gunnarsson South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics Men's 100m C7
 Gold Lilja Snorradóttir South Korea 1988 Seoul Swimming Women's 200m individual medley A2
 Silver Jónas Óskarsson South Korea 1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 100m backstroke A2
 Silver Geir Sverrisson South Korea 1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke A8
 Bronze Haukur Gunnarsson South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics Men's 200m C7
 Bronze Haukur Gunnarsson South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics Men's 400m C7
 Bronze Ólafur Eiríksson South Korea 1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 400m freestyle L5
 Bronze Ólafur Eiríksson South Korea 1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 100m butterfly L5
 Bronze Sóley Axelsdóttir South Korea 1988 Seoul Swimming Women's 100m freestyle 4
 Bronze Lilja Snorradóttir South Korea 1988 Seoul Swimming Women's 100m freestyle A2
 Bronze Lilja Snorradóttir South Korea 1988 Seoul Swimming Women's 100m backstroke A2
 Gold Geir Sverrisson Spain 1992 Barcelona Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke SB9
 Gold Ólafur Eiríksson Spain 1992 Barcelona Swimming Men's 100m butterfly S9
 Gold Ólafur Eiríksson Spain 1992 Barcelona Swimming Men's 400m freestyle S9
 Silver Kristín Hákonardóttir Spain 1992 Barcelona Swimming Women's 200m individual medley SM8
 Silver Lilja Snorradóttir Spain 1992 Barcelona Swimming Women's 400m freestyle S9
 Bronze Geir Sverrisson Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 100m TS4
 Bronze Haukur Gunnarsson Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 200m C7
 Bronze Ólafur Eiríksson Spain 1992 Barcelona Swimming Men's 100m freestyle S9
 Bronze Olafur Eiríksson Spain 1992 Barcelona Swimming Men's 200m individual medley SM9
 Bronze Birkir Gunnarsson Spain 1992 Barcelona Swimming Men's 400m freestyle B1
 Bronze Lilja Snorradóttir Spain 1992 Barcelona Swimming Women's 50m freestyle S9
 Bronze Rut Sverrisdóttir Spain 1992 Barcelona Swimming Women's 100m backstroke B3
 Bronze Kristín Hákonardóttir Spain 1992 Barcelona Swimming Women's 100m backstroke S8
 Bronze Lilja Snorradóttir Spain 1992 Barcelona Swimming Women's 100m backstroke S9
 Bronze Lilja Snorradóttir Spain 1992 Barcelona Swimming Women's 100m butterfly S9
 Bronze Lilja Snorradóttir Spain 1992 Barcelona Swimming Women's 100m freestyle S9
 Bronze Rut Sverrisdóttir Spain 1992 Barcelona Swimming Women's 200m individual medley B3
 Gold Ólafur Eiríksson United States 1996 Atlanta Swimming Men's 100m butterfly S9
 Gold Pálmar Guðmundsson United States 1996 Atlanta Swimming Men's 200m freestyle S3
 Gold Kristín Hákonardóttir United States 1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 100m backstroke S7
 Gold Kristín Hakonardóttir United States 1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke SB7
 Gold Kristín Hákonardóttir United States 1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 200m individual medley SM7
 Silver Geir Sverrisson United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 100m T45-46
 Silver Geir Sverrisson United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 200m T45-46
 Silver Geir Sverrisson United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 400m T42-46
 Silver Pálmar Guðmundsson United States 1996 Atlanta Swimming Men's 100m freestyle S3
 Bronze Ólafur Eiríksson United States 1996 Atlanta Swimming Men's 200m individual medley SM9
 Bronze Birkir Gunnarsson United States 1996 Atlanta Swimming Men's 100m backstroke B1
 Bronze Kristín Hákonardóttir United States 1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 100m freestyle S7
 Bronze Kristín Hákonardóttir United States 1996 Atlanta Swimming Women's 50m freestyle MH
 Gold Kristín Hákonardóttir Australia 2000 Sydney Swimming Women's 100m backstroke S7
 Gold Kristín Hákonardóttir Australia 2000 Sydney Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke SB7
 Bronze Kristín Hákonardóttir Australia 2000 Sydney Swimming Women's 100m freestyle S7
 Bronze Kristín Hákonardóttir Australia 2000 Sydney Swimming Women's 200m individual medley SM7
 Gold Kristín Hákonardóttir Greece 2004 Athens Swimming Women's 100m backstroke S7
 Silver Jón Halldórsson Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 100m T35
 Silver Jón Halldórsson Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 200m T35
 Silver Kristín Hákonardóttir Greece 2004 Athens Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke SB7
 Gold Jón Margeir Sverrisson United Kingdom 2012 London Swimming Men's 200m freestyle S14

See also

References

  1. ^ Iceland at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Iceland at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ Iceland at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee