Puerto Rico at the Paralympics

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IPC code PUR
NPC Comite Paralimpico de Puerto Rico
Summer appearances

Puerto Rico made its Paralympic Games début at the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul, with a delegation of twelve competitors in archery, athletics, shooting and table tennis. It has participated in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics, but never in the Winter Paralympics.[1]

Puerto Ricans have won a total of six Paralympic medals: a gold, two silver and three bronze. During their inaugural participation in 1988, Puerto Rico collected three medals: a gold and two silver. All three were won by Isabel Bustamante in field events (shot put, discus and javelin), in category 1B. The country then had to wait until 2000 for its next medal, when Alexis Pizarro took bronze in the men's shot put (F57 category). He was Puerto Rico's sole medallist again in 2004, this time with a bronze in the javelin. Most recent, Nilda Gomez Lopez won bronze in the women's air rifle (standing event, category SH1) in 2008.[2]


Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold Isabel Bustamante South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics Women's shot put 1B
 Silver Isabel Bustamante South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics Women's discus throw 1B
 Silver Isabel Bustamante South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics Women's javelin throe 1B
 Bronze Alexis Pizarro Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's shot put F57
 Bronze Alexis Pizarro Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's javelin throw F58
 Bronze Nilda Gomez Lopez China 2008 Beijing Shooting Women's 10m air rifle standing SH1

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