Uruguay at the
Paralympics
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IPC codeURU
NPCUruguayan Paralympic Committee
Medals
Gold
5
Silver
4
Bronze
6
Total
15
Summer appearances

Uruguay made its Paralympic Games début at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona, sending just two representatives to compete in track and field. The country has competed in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics, but never in the Winter Paralympics. Its delegations have always been small, never consisting in more than three competitors.[1]

The best result in the history of Uruguay at the Paralympic Games was in 1992 when the country won 5 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals at the Paralympic Games for people with mental disabilities in Madrid.[2]

Uruguay also wins a bronze medal, when Jorge Llerena finished in third at the men's 200m sprint (T10 category) in 1996 . Llerena ran the final in 24.28s, behind a Spanish and a British competitor.[3]

Medallists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold Fabian Sanchez Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's high jump
 Gold Lorena Milichi Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's 400m
 Gold Lourdes Andreanis
Yully Bautista
Monica Duarte
Lorena Milichi
Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics 4x100m relay
 Gold Lorena Milichi Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's high jump
 Gold Ana Maria Ramos Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's javelin
 Silver Ernesto Mori Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's javelin
 Silver Lorena Milichi Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's 100m
 Silver Lourdes Andreanis Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's high jump
 Bronze Lorena Milichi Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's 200m
 Bronze Jorge Llerena United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 200 m T10

See also

References

  1. ^ Uruguay at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ "Madrid 1992 – the Paralympic Games that time forgot! | paralympicanorak". Paralympicanorak.wordpress.com. 2012-05-2501. Retrieved 2019-01-01. ((cite web)): Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Uruguay at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee