Spain at the
Paralympics
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IPC codeESP
NPCSpanish Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.paralimpicos.es (in Spanish)
Medals
Ranked 12th
Gold
236
Silver
253
Bronze
254
Total
743
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

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).[1]

Teams

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.[2][clarification needed]

Multi medalists

Spanish athletes who have won at least three gold medals or five medals.

No. Athlete Sport Years Games Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Purificacion Santamarta Athletics 1980-2004 7 F 11 4 1 16
2 Richard Oribe Swimming 1992-2012 6 M 9 6 2 17
3 Sebastián Rodríguez Swimming 2000-2016 5 M 8 3 4 15
4 Teresa Perales Swimming 2000-2016 5 F 7 9 10 26
5 Sara Carracelas Garcia Swimming 1996-2008 4 F 6 1 3 10
6 Javier Conde Athletics 1992-2008 5 M 7 2 0 9
7 Júlio Requena Athletics 1992-2000 3 M 5 1 2 8
8 Javier Torres Swimming 1996-2008 4 M 4 3 3 10
9 Enhamed Enhamed Swimming 2004-2012 4 M 4 1 5 10
10 David Casinos Athletics 2000-2016 5 M 4 0 1 5
11 Antonio Cid Boccia 1992-2004 4 M 3 2 1 6
12 Ricardo Ten Swimming Cycling 1996-2020 7 M 3 1 3 7
13 Jesus Collado Alarcon Swimming 2000-2012 4 M 3 0 3 6
14 Michelle Alonso Swimming 2012-2020 3 F 3 0 0 3
15 Enrique Floriano Swimming 2000-2012 3 M 2 4 2 8
16 Miguel Luque Swimming 2000-2020 6 M 2 3 2 7
17 Christian Venge Cycling 2000-2012 4 M 2 2 1 5
18 Beatriz Mendoza Athletics 1992-2000 3 F 2 1 3 6
19 Juan Viedma Athletics 1992-2000 3 M 2 1 2 5
20 Deborah Font Swimming 2000-2012 4 F 1 2 4 7
21 Sarai Gascón Moreno Swimming 2008-2016 3 F 0 5 1 6
22 José Manuel Ruiz Reyes Table tennis 2000-2016 5 M 0 3 2 5

Medal tallies

Summer Paralympics

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
1960 Rome did not participate
1964 Tokyo did not participate
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
New York
21 8 12 41 11th of 38
1988 Seoul 18 13 12 43 13th of 48
1992 Barcelona 39 32 49 120 4th of 55
1996 Atlanta 39 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
2016 Rio de Janeiro 9 14 9 32 11th of 83
2020 Tokyo 9 15 12 36 15th of 86
Total 221 237 242 279 11

Winter Paralympics

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
1984 Innsbruck 0 0 0 0
1988 Innsbruck 1 2 1 4 11th of 22
1992 Tignes-Albertsville 0 1 3 4 17th of 19
1994 Lillehammer 1 6 3 10 13th of 25
1998 Nagano 8 0 0 8 7th of 31
2002 Salt Lake City 3 2 2 7 12th of 22
2006 Turin 0 1 1 2 13th of 19
2010 Vancouver 1 2 0 3 13th of 21
2014 Sochi 1 1 1 3 13th of 19
2018 Pyeongchang 0 1 1 2 23rd of 26
Total 15 16 12 43 16

Medals by summer sport

  Leading in that sport
SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Swimming111125118354
Athletics856761213
Cycling13152149
Boccia57719
Judo49720
Table tennis161320
Shooting1225
Triathlon1135
Wheelchair fencing1045
Archery0213
Goalball0112
Wheelchair basketball0101
Football 5-a-side0022
Football 7-a-side0011
Canoeing0000
Powerlifting0000
Rowing0000
Taekwondo0000
Wheelchair tennis0000
Totals (19 sports)222236241699

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Medals by winter sport

  Leading in that sport
SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Alpine skiing15151040
Cross-country skiing0213
Snowboarding0011
Totals (3 sports)15171244

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See also

References

  1. ^ IPC. 2 February 2003. "INAS-FID Eligibility System Unsatisfactory: Athletes with Intellectual Disability Cannot Participate". Accessed 14 August 2007.
  2. ^ "Federación Mujeres Jóvenes" (in Spanish). Spain: Mujeresjovenes.org. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.