2012 Summer Paralympics medal table

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A Caucasian woman with brunette hair waves to a crowd. She is wearing a white polo shirt with the Union Jack flag on the left shoulder. Around her neck hang four Olympic gold medals.
British cyclist Sarah Storey, pictured with her four 2012 Summer Paralympics gold medals

The medal table of the 2012 Summer Paralympics ranks the participating National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) by the number of gold medals won by their athletes during the competition. The 2012 Paralympics was the fourteenth Games to be held, a quadrennial competition open to athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities. The games were held in London, United Kingdom, from 29 August to 9 September 2012.[1]

Some 4,280 athletes, representing 164 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs), competed in 503 events in 20 sports. This was the highest number of athletes and NPCs ever competing at a Paralympic Games.[2] The medals were designed by Lin Cheung and show a representation of the wing of the Greek goddess Nike taken directly from a statue held by the British Museum. The engraving on the medals was conducted by the Royal Mint.[3]

Athletes from 57 NPCs won at least one gold medal, with a total of 75 having won at least one medal of any colour.[4] Athletes from Chile,[5] Ethiopia,[6] Fiji,[7] Sri Lanka,[8] and Uzbekistan won their first Paralympic medals.[9][10] Of those nations, the National Olympic Committee of Fiji has never won an Olympic medal.[11] China topped the medal table with 231 medals in total, including 95 gold medals. Host Great Britain placed third with 120 medals, including 34 golds.[4] The most successful athlete at the Games was Australian swimmer Jacqueline Freney, who won eight gold medals. The most successful athletes outside of the swimming competition were Raymond Martin from the United States and David Weir from Great Britain, who both won four gold medals each in athletics, and Sarah Storey from Great Britain, who won four gold medals in cycling.[12]

Medal table[edit]

A blonde haired woman wearing her hair in a ponytail, and wearing a blue polo shirt
Australian swimmer Jacqueline Freney was the most successful athlete at the 2012 Paralympics.
A Caucasian man with dark hair wearing a white zipped up top. He holds a bunch of flowers in his left hand, and clutches a gold medal in his right.
German T42 sprinter Heinrich Popow holding his gold medal aloft whilst standing on the podium
A man in a wheelchair, he wears a white and blue top and around his neck hang four gold medals.
David Weir was one of the most successful wheelchair racers, winning four gold medals for Great Britain.

The ranking in this table is based on information provided by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and is consistent with IPC convention in its published medal tables. By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a nation have won (in this context, a nation is an entity represented by a National Paralympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If NPCs are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IPC country code.

In the judo competition, an additional thirteen bronze medals were awarded as the winners of the two repechage brackets (for those who lost to the eventual finalists) each received a bronze medal.[13]

Key

   *   Host NPC (Great Britain)

List of medal-winning NPCs, showing the number of gold, silver, and bronze medals won
Rank NPC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 95 71 65 231
2  Russia (RUS) 36 38 28 102
3  Great Britain (GBR)* 34 43 43 120
4  Ukraine (UKR) 32 24 28 84
5  Australia (AUS) 32 23 30 85
6  United States (USA) 31 29 38 98
7  Brazil (BRA) 21 14 8 43
8  Germany (GER) 18 26 22 66
9  Poland (POL) 14 13 9 36
10  Netherlands (NED) 10 10 19 39
11  Iran (IRI) 10 7 7 24
12  South Korea (KOR) 9 9 9 27
13  Italy (ITA) 9 8 11 28
14  Tunisia (TUN) 9 5 5 19
15  Cuba (CUB) 9 5 3 17
16  France (FRA) 8 19 18 45
17  Spain (ESP) 8 18 16 42
18  South Africa (RSA) 8 12 9 29
19  Ireland (IRL) 8 3 5 16
20  Canada (CAN) 7 15 9 31
21  New Zealand (NZL) 6 7 4 17
22  Nigeria (NGR) 6 5 2 13
23  Mexico (MEX) 6 4 11 21
24  Japan (JPN) 5 5 6 16
25  Belarus (BLR) 5 2 3 10
26  Algeria (ALG) 4 6 9 19
27  Azerbaijan (AZE) 4 5 3 12
28  Egypt (EGY) 4 4 7 15
29  Sweden (SWE) 4 4 4 12
30  Austria (AUT) 4 3 6 13
31  Thailand (THA) 4 2 2 8
32  Finland (FIN) 4 1 1 6
33  Switzerland (SUI) 3 6 4 13
34  Hong Kong (HKG) 3 3 6 12
35  Norway (NOR) 3 2 3 8
36  Belgium (BEL) 3 1 3 7
37  Morocco (MAR) 3 0 3 6
38  Hungary (HUN) 2 6 6 14
39  Serbia (SRB) 2 3 0 5
40  Kenya (KEN) 2 2 2 6
41  Slovakia (SVK) 2 1 3 6
42  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 6 4 11
43  Turkey (TUR) 1 5 4 10
44  Greece (GRE) 1 3 8 12
45  Israel (ISR) 1 2 5 8
46  United Arab Emirates (UAE) 1 1 1 3
47  Latvia (LAT) 1 1 0 2
47  Namibia (NAM) 1 1 0 2
47  Romania (ROU) 1 1 0 2
50  Denmark (DEN) 1 0 4 5
51  Angola (ANG) 1 0 1 2
52  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 1 0 0 1
52  Chile (CHI) 1 0 0 1
52  Fiji (FIJ) 1 0 0 1
52  Iceland (ISL) 1 0 0 1
52  Jamaica (JAM) 1 0 0 1
52  Macedonia (MKD) 1 0 0 1
58  Croatia (CRO) 0 2 3 5
59  Bulgaria (BUL) 0 2 1 3
59  Iraq (IRQ) 0 2 1 3
61  Colombia (COL) 0 2 0 2
62  Argentina (ARG) 0 1 4 5
63  Portugal (POR) 0 1 2 3
63  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 1 2 3
65  Malaysia (MAS) 0 1 1 2
65  Singapore (SIN) 0 1 1 2
67  Cyprus (CYP) 0 1 0 1
67  Ethiopia (ETH) 0 1 0 1
67  India (IND) 0 1 0 1
67  Saudi Arabia (KSA) 0 1 0 1
67  Slovenia (SLO) 0 1 0 1
67  Uzbekistan (UZB) 0 1 0 1
73  Venezuela (VEN) 0 0 2 2
74  Indonesia (INA) 0 0 1 1
74  Sri Lanka (SRI) 0 0 1 1
Total (75 NPCs) 503 503 516 1522

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References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "London 2012". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Tann, Nick (4 September 2012). "The London 2012 Paralympic Games inspires the world with a record number of athletes". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Banks, Tom (27 July 2012). "London 2012 design icons – the Olympic medals". Design Week. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Medal count". London 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Cristian Valenzuela". London 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sky the limit for Kenyan winner". London 2012. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sport: Pacific still on a high as Paralympics close". Radio New Zealand International. 9 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Paralympics: ‘The last 100 metres I knew that I could do it’ – Sanjaya". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 8 September 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Sharif Khalilov". London 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "IPC Historical Results Database". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Fiji". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Medal winners". London 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "IPC Historical Results Database". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 

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