Italian archer Paola Fantato was the first athlete to compete in the Olympics and Paralympics in the same year, when she took part in both Games at Atlanta in 1996. Fantato had been afflicted with polio when she was eight and was confined to a wheelchair. At Atlanta she placed 54th in the women's individual competition in the Olympics but took a bronze medal in women's individual and a gold in women's team at the Paralympics. She took part in five consecutive Paralympics, winning a total of eight medals, including five gold.