Peru at the
Paralympics
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IPC codePER
NPCNational Paralympic Committee Peru
Medals
Gold
4
Silver
1
Bronze
4
Total
9
Summer appearances

Peru made its Paralympic Games début at the 1972 Summer Paralympics in Heidelberg, with a single representative to compete in swimming. It sent two competitors to the 1976 Summer Paralympics, then was absent for two decades, before returning in 1996 with a three-man delegation. It has participated in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics, but has never taken part in the Winter Paralympics.[1]

Peruvians have won a total of eight Paralympic medals: three gold, one silver and four bronze. The country's first medals came in 1976, when Teresa Chiappo won gold in the women's singles (category D) in table tennis, and bronze in the women's javelin (category D). J. Gonzales took bronze in the men's 100m backstroke, category 5.

Also in swimming, Jaime Eulert won Peru's only medal of the 1996 Games: a gold in the men's 50m freestyle S3, with a world record time of 51.95s. He won another gold in the same event in 2000, breaking his own world record and setting a new one in 49.03s; to that, he added a silver medal in the 50m backstroke. He medalled again in both those events in 2004, taking two bronze. In 2008, Eulert was a non-starter in the backstroke, and was disqualified in the freestyle. No other member of Peru's three-man delegation that year won a medal, and the country thus finished the Games without a medal for the first time since 1972.[2]

Medal tally

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
1972 Summer Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
1976 Summer Paralympics 1 0 2 3 29
1980 - 1992 Did not compete
1996 Summer Paralympics 1 0 0 1 50
2000 Summer Paralympics 1 1 0 2 47
2004 Summer Paralympics 0 0 2 2 71
2008 Summer Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
2012 Summer Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
2016 Summer Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
2020 Summer Paralympics 1 0 0 1 59
Total 4 1 4 9 78

Medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold Teresa Chiappo Canada 1976 Toronto Table tennis Women's singles D
 Bronze Teresa Chiappo Canada 1976 Toronto Athletics Women's javelin throw D
 Bronze José González Canada 1976 Toronto Swimming Men's 100m backstroke 5
 Gold Jaime Eulert United States 1996 Atlanta Swimming Men's 50m freestyle S3
 Gold Jaime Eulert Australia 2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 50m freestyle S3
 Silver Jaime Eulert Australia 2000 Sydney Swimming Men's 50m backstroke S3
 Bronze Jaime Eulert Greece 2004 Athens Swimming Men's 50m freestyle S3
 Bronze Jaime Eulert Greece 2004 Athens Swimming Men's 50m backstroke S3
 Gold Leonor Espinoza Japan 2020 Tokyo Taekwondo Women's 49 kg

See also

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