Switzerland made their debut at the first ever Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960, with two athletes who won four medals. They have won 264 medals in 13 Games. Switzerland's best result was in 1984, when they won 43 medals, of which 18 were gold. One of their most successful Paralympians is wheelchair athlete Heinz FREI, who since his debut in 1984 has won 14 gold medals (seven silver, eleven bronze) in athletics, road cycling and cross-country skiing. Wheelchair athlete Franz NIETLISPACH won 14 gold, six silver and one bronze in athletics from 1976 through to 2004.