& Figures

564 athletes (133 women/431 men) from 46 countries

78 medal events

6 sports

Medal count Austria:

  • 16 Austrian athletes + 6 guides (8 women and 14 men).
  • Medal count: 13 medals (5 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze)
  • Nations ranking: 6th place

 Chef de Mission for Austria:

  • Julia Wenninger, M.D.



  • “Together for a Shared Future”

The slogan represents the power of the Games to overcome global challenges as a community, with a shared future for humanity. The words reflect the need for the world to work together toward a better future, especially in light of the difficulties faced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The slogan “Together for a Shared Future” represents unity and collective effort and embodies the core values and vision of the Olympic Movement, as well as the goal of promoting world unity, peace and progress. The motto also takes into account the core values of the Paralympic Games, particularly the role they play in creating a more inclusive society.


564 athletes from 46 nations competed in Beijing from 04 – 13 March 2022 in the sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, snowboarding and wheelchair curling. Austria competed in the sports of Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing and Snowboarding.

The Paralympic Team Austria was led into the stadium at the opening ceremony by the two flag bearers Barbara Aigner and Markus Salcher. At the closing ceremony, this honor was bestowed upon skier Johannes Aigner, 5-time alpine skiing medalist in Beijing, and his guide Matteo Fleischmann.

In total, Austria won 13 medals at the XIII Paralympic Winter Games, ranking sixth in the medal table. The balance with 5x gold, 5x silver and 3x bronze is the best since the Winter Games in Salt Lake City 2002, before the reform of the classification.

The most successful Austrian athlete was skier Johannes Aigner with two gold, two silver and one bronze medal. The youngest Austrian athlete – and also the youngest participant in the Games – was skier Elina Stary at 15, and the oldest Austrian athlete was snowboarder Bernhard Hammerl at 44.


Media value & key figures for the Paralympics PEKING 2022:

  • ÖPC media value: € 6,156,966
  • Contact opportunities: 163,034,933


  • 74 hours on ORF1, ORF2, ORF Sport+, ServusTV and LT1.

Print media:

  • 443 print articles
  • Courier supplement – 12-page KURIER-Extra on the topic “Paralympics PEKING 2022” was published with a circulation of 160,800 copies

Online articles:

  • 433 online articles on the Paralympics “PEKING 2022”.

ÖPC website:

  • News articles are published several times a week, during the Paralympics there are several articles daily
  • Paralympic Newsletter is sent at least twice a month to about 2,600 subscribers – daily during the Paralympics

Website access figures during PEKING 2022:

  • Total users: 13,342 people
  • Page views: 25,357

Social media reach during PEKING 2022 – Facebook:

  • Post reach: 487,369 people, average 24,368 people per day
  • Video views: 14,553 views, an average of 728 per day
  • Interactions: 22,654 interactions from users, an average of 1,132 interactions per day


  • Video views: 35,915 views, average 3,591 per day.
  • Interactions (comments, likes, etc.): 295, average 30 per day


For more information, visit: www.paralympic.org/beijing-2022