Following independence from the Soviet Union, Latvia made their Paralympic Games debut in 1992 in Barcelona, with a delegation of two in track and field. They have taken part in every Games since, except 1998.
Their nine Paralympic medals have all come from athletics and consist of two gold, three silver and four bronze.
They won their first medals in 2000 in Sydney when Aigars APINIS won two bronze medals (discus, shot put) and Armands LIZBOVSKIS won bronze (long jump). APINIS went on to become Latvia's first Paralympic champion by winning gold in the discus in the 2004 Games in Athens.
Dievs, Sveti Latviju (God Bless Latvia)
Anthem: Year of Induction
Words and music Karlis BAUMANIS.
Official NPC name
NPC President's name
Mrs. Daiga DADZITE
NPC General Secretary's name
Mr. Andris ULMANIS
Year of first appearance in an Paralympic Games
Number of appearances in Paralympic Games
6, including London 2012
Summary of Paralympic Games Appearances
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