Brazil reaches 48 Paralimpíada medals in Rio and surpasses record BeijingUntil now, Brazil is fifth in the overall picture of Rio 2016, with ten gold medals, 24 silver and 14 bronze.
With the silver medal of the Brazilian swimming team in the relay 4×100 free male, Brazil has come today (14) a 48 medals overall picture of Rio 2016 and surpassed 47 medals, obtained in Beijing, in 2008, Current paralympic record of the country. Until now, Brazil is fifth in the overall picture of Rio 2016, with ten gold medals, 24 silver and 14 bronze.
Despite overcoming the total medals won in Beijing, at the end of those Brazilians games won more gold medals, 16 altogether. Throughout the week, Brazilian Paralympic athletes had already surpassed 43 medals achievements in London, in 2012, the second best paralympic result of the country until the beginning of Rio 2016.
The achievements of the history of Brazil in paralimpíadas began in 1976, Robson Sampaio de Almeida, who won the silver medal in bowls lawn next to Luiz Carlos da Costa. From there to here, the sum Brazil 277 medals in Paralympic Games.