Venezuela at the
Paralympics
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IPC codeVEN
NPCComité Paralimpico Venezolano
Medals
Gold
4
Silver
7
Bronze
13
Total
24
Summer appearances

Venezuela made its Paralympic Games début at the 1984 Summer Paralympics in Stoke Mandeville and New York, sending five competitors in athletics and one in swimming. Absent from the Games in 1988, it returned in 1992, and has participated in every edition of the Summer Paralympics since then. Venezuela has never taken part in the Winter Paralympics.

Although never a major medal contender, Venezuela has improved its medal intake over time. Having won no medals in 1984 or 1996, a single bronze in 1992 (Yolmer Urdaneta's in the men's discus) and a single bronze also in 2000 (Ricardo Santana's in the men's 200m T13 in athletics), it achieved its first silver (Santana in the 100m) and two bronze in 2004. The country's first Paralympic gold medal was won in 2008 by Naomi Soazo in the women's up to 63kg in judo. 2020 marked Venezuela's highest achievement to date, with three gold, two silver, and two bronze.[1]

The country's medal tally following the 2020 Games places it 73nd on the all-time Paralympic Games medal table.

Medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Yolmer Urdaneta Spain 1992 Barcelona
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Athletics
Men's Discus throw B2
 Bronze Ricardo Santana Australia 2000 Sydney
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Athletics
Men's 200 m T13
 Silver Ricardo Santana Greece 2004 Athens
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Athletics
Men's 100 m T12
 Bronze Ricardo Santana Greece 2004 Athens
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Athletics
Men's 200 m T12
 Bronze Aníbal Bello
Oduver Daza
Ricardo Santana
José Villarreal
Greece 2004 Athens
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Athletics
Men's 4x100m relay T11-13
 Gold Naomi Soazo China 2008 Beijing
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Judo
Women's -63 kg
 Silver Oduver Daza
Fernando Ferrer
Ricardo Santana
Yoldani Silva
China 2008 Beijing
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Athletics
Men's 4x100m Relay T11-T13
 Bronze Reinaldo Caravallo China 2008 Beijing
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Judo
Men's -81 kg
 Bronze Samuel Colmenares China 2008 Beijing
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Athletics
Men's 400m - T46
 Bronze Marcos Falcón United Kingdom 2012 London
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Judo
Men's 66 kg
 Bronze Omar Monterola United Kingdom 2012 London
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Athletics
Men's 200 m T37
 Silver Luis Paiva Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Athletics
Men's 400 m T20
 Silver Omar Monterola Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Athletics
Men's 400 m T37
 Silver Sol Rojas Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Athletics
Women's 400 m T11
 Bronze Rafael Uribe Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Athletics
Men's high jump T44
 Bronze Yescarly Medina Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Athletics
Women's 100 m T37
 Bronze Naomi Soazo Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Judo
Women's 70 kg
 Gold Linda Patricia Pérez López Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Athletics
Women's 100 m T11
 Gold Lisbeli Vera Andrade Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Athletics
Women's 100 m T47
 Gold Lisbeli Vera Andrade Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Athletics
Women's 200 m T47
 Silver Luis Felipe Rodríguez Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Athletics
Men's 400 m T20
 Silver Lisbeli Vera Andrade Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Athletics
Women's 400 m T47
 Bronze Alejandra Paola Pérez López Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Athletics
Women's 400 m T12
 Bronze Clara Fuentes Monasterio Japan 2020 Tokyo
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Powerlifting
Women's 41 kg

See also

References

  1. ^ Venezuela at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee