07 – 18 September 2016


The mascot: Tom

07 – 18 September 2016


The mascot: Tom

Facts & figures

4.328 athlets (1.671 woman/2.657 men) from 159 countrys

528 medal events

22 disciplines

2,1 million viewers

5.000 Media representatives

Canoe & Triathlon Paralympic disciplines for the first time

15,000 volunteers from 119 countries and 3,000 employees

220 world and 432 paralympic records were broken

Medal count Austria:

  • 28 Austrian athletes (6 women and 22 men)
  • Medal count: 9 medals (1 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze)
  • Nation ranking: 49th place


Chef de Mission for Austria:

  • Walter Pfaller


4,328 athletes from 159 nations competed from September 7th – 18th 2016 in Rio de Janeiro in: Archery, Athletics, Boccia, Canoeing, Cycling, Equestrian, Soccer
5-a-side, Soccer 7-a-side, Goalball, Judo, Weightlifting, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Wheelchair
Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Rugby and Wheelchair Tennis. Austria was represented in Cycling, Track and Field, Rowing, Table Tennis,
Equestrian, Wheelchair Tennis, Swimming, Sailing and Canoeing.

The XV Summer Paralympics were once again a real spectator magnet and as a result over 2.1 million spectators followed the games live on site. This makes Rio the second largest game in terms of tickets sold after London 2012, where 2.7 million spectators watched the Games live. However, a record number of TV viewers attended the Games. Around 5,000 media representatives covered the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro for 12 days, during which 220 world and 432 Paralympic records were broken.

In front of almost 80,000 spectators, cyclist and flag bearer Wolfgang Eibeck led Paralympic Team Austria at the opening ceremony, which was held under the motto “The heart has no limits. Everybody has a heart”, into the legendary Maracana Stadium. At the closing ceremony, the rider, as well as gold, and silver medalist, Pepo Puch had the pleasure of being the flag bearer, also in the soldout Maracana Stadium.

The 28 athletes of Paralympic Team Austria could take home 9 medals (1x gold, 4x silver and 4x bronze) and finished 49th in the medal table. The most successful Austrian athlete was rider and medal guarantor Pepo Puch with one gold medal and one silver medal.

The 28 athletes, who brought home a total of nine medals, and their assistants were welcomed to the airfield by ÖPC President Maria Rauch-Kallat. The team was also welcomed by, among others, Sports Minister Hans Peter Doskozil, Deputy Chairman of AUVA Wolfgang Birbamer, Vice President of WKO Mag. Jürgen Roth and ÖBSV President Brigitte Jank.

Media value & key figures for the Paralympics RIO 2016:

  • Media value ÖPC: € 7,025,215
  • Contact opportunities: 280,801,552


  • 51 hours on ORF1, ORF2 and ORF Sport+, including 7.5 hours of LIVE coverage.
  • The reach of 1 million viewers was clearly exceeded several times!

Print media:

  • 1,133 print articles, of which 530 articles during the Paralympics.
  • Courier supplement – 12-page KURIER-Extra on the topic “Paralympics RIO 2016” was published with a circulation of 184,000 copies

Online articles:

  • 1,763 online articles on the Paralympics “RIO 2016”

ÖPC website:

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

Access figures during RIO 2016:

  • Total users: 10,279 people
  • up to 3.900 hits per news article
  • Page views: 34,708

Social media reach during RIO 2016 – Facebook:

  • Post reach: 364,638 people, an average of 20,300 people per day
  • Video views: 8,700 views, an average of 485 per day
  • Interactions: 14,029 from users, an average of 779 interactions per day


For more information, visit: https://www.paralympic.org/rio-2016

Medal table Paralympics RIO 2016

12.09.2016 Krisztian Gardos Table tennis – singles, SM10 Bronze
09/14/2016 Walter Ablinger Cycling – Road Time Trial H3 Silver
09/14/2016 Thomas Fruehwirth Cycling – Road Time Trial H4 Silver
09/14/2016 Andreas Onea Swimming – 100m breaststroke, SB8 Bronze
09/14/2016 Pepo Puch Riding – Individual Championship Test Grade Ib Gold
15.09.2016 Markus Swoboda Canoe – KL2 200m Silver
09/16/2016 Pepo Puch Riding – Individual Freestyle Test Grade Ib Silver
09/17/2016 Natalija Eder Athletics – Javelin F13 Bronze
09/17/2016 Gunther Matzinger Athletics – 400m T47 Bronze
All results Paralympics RIO 2016
Markus Swoboda SKL 2 200m 2nd place
 Mario Bauer Marathon T46 5th place
 Natalija Eder  Javelin F13 3rd place
 Thomas Geierspichler 100m T52 forward 12th place
 Thomas Geierspichler 400m T52 heat 9th place
 Bil Marinkovic  Discus F11 4th place
 Günther Matzinger 400m T47 3rd place
Walter Ablinger  Road Time Trial H3 2nd place
Walter Ablinger  Street Street Race H3 11th place
 Wolfgang Eibeck Tracing C5 8th place
 Wolfgang Eibeck  Road Time Trial C5 6th place
 Wolfgang Eibeck  Street Street Racing C5 8th place
 Thomas Fruehwirth  Road Time Trial H4 2nd place
 Thomas Fruehwirth  Street Street Race H4 7th place
 Wolfgang Schattauer  Road Time Trial H2 7th place
 Wolfgang Schattauer  Street Street Race H2 7th place
Walter Ablinger, Thomas Fruehwirth,
Wolfgang Schattauer
 Team Relay H2-5 5th place
Michael Knauder  Individual Championship Test Grade Ia 14th place
 Pepo Puch Individual Championship Test Grade Ib 1st place
 Pepo Puch  Individual Freestyle Test Grade Ib 2nd place
 Pepo Puch  Team Test Grade Ib 2nd place
Julia Sciancalepore  Individual Championship Test Grade Ia  19th place
Thomas Haller, Michael Knauder,
Pepo Puch, Julia Sciancalepore
Team Championship 8th place
Wheelchair tennis
 Nico Langmann Single Round 1
Martin Legner Single Round 1
 Nico Langmann, Martin Legner Double Round 2
 Maria Dorn, Thomas Ebner,
Gerheid Pahl, Benjamin Strasser
 LTAMix4+ 11th place
Andreas Onea 100m Dolphin S8 6th place
Andreas Onea 100m breaststroke SB8 3rd place
Andreas Onea 50m Freestyle S8 15th place
Andreas Onea 200m medley SM8 9th place
 Sabine Weber driver 50m Freestyle S6 10th place
 Sabine Weber driver 100m breaststroke SB5 DSQ
 Sabine Weber driver 100m Freestyle S6 16th place
 Sven Reiger 2.4mR – Keelboat One 11th place
Table tennis
 Krisztian Gardos Single SM10 3rd place
 Stanislaw Fraczyk Single SM9 5th place
 Egon Kraminger Single SM3 Prelims
 Doris Mader Single SF3 9th place
 Krisztian Gardos, Stanislaw Fraczyk Team 9th place





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