Athletics at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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Athletics
at the XIV Paralympic Games
Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Paralympic Athletics
Venue Olympic Stadium
The Mall
Dates 31 August – 9 September 2012
Competitors 1100 (740 men, 360 women)
«2008 2016»
Athletics at the
2012 Summer Paralympics
Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men women
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Club throw men women

Athletics events at the 2012 Summer Paralympics were held in the Olympic Stadium and in The Mall in London, United Kingdom, from 31 August to 9 September 2012.[1]

Classification[edit]

Athletes were given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allowed athletes to compete against others with a similar level of function.

The athletics classifications are:

  • 11–13: Blind (11) and visually impaired (12, 13) athletes
  • 20: Athletes with an intellectual disability
  • 31–38: Athletes with cerebral palsy
  • 40: Les Autres (others) (including people with dwarfism)
  • 42–46: Amputees
  • 51–58: Athletes with a spinal cord disability

The class numbers were given prefixes of "T", "F" and "P" for track, field and pentathlon events, respectively.

Visually impaired athletes classified 11 run with full eye shades and a guide runner; those classified 12 have the option of using a guide; those classified 13 did not use a guide runner. Guide runners were awarded medals alongside their athletes.

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

2012 Summer Paralympics Athletics medal table
 Rank  NPC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 33 29 24 86
2  Russia (RUS) 19 12 5 36
3  Great Britain (GBR) 11 7 11 29
4  United States (USA) 9 6 13 28
5  Tunisia (TUN) 9 5 5 19
6  Ukraine (UKR) 8 7 7 22
7  Brazil (BRA) 7 8 3 18
8  Cuba (CUB) 7 4 0 11
9  Poland (POL) 6 7 5 18
10  Australia (AUS) 5 9 13 27
11  Iran (IRI) 5 5 3 13
12  Germany (GER) 5 3 10 18
13  South Africa (RSA) 4 7 6 17
14  Algeria (ALG) 4 6 6 16
15  France (FRA) 4 4 5 13
16  Ireland (IRL) 4 1 1 6
17  Spain (ESP) 3 2 0 5
18  Morocco (MAR) 3 0 3 6
19  Italy (ITA) 2 3 1 6
20  Mexico (MEX) 2 2 5 9
21  Kenya (KEN) 2 2 2 6
22  Serbia (SRB) 2 1 0 3
23  Austria (AUT) 2 0 3 5
24  Finland (FIN) 2 0 1 3
25  Canada (CAN) 1 5 3 9
26  Netherlands (NED) 1 4 2 7
26  Switzerland (SUI) 1 4 2 7
28  Azerbaijan (AZE) 1 1 2 4
29  Belgium (BEL) 1 1 1 3
30  Latvia (LAT) 1 1 0 2
30  Namibia (NAM) 1 1 0 2
32  Angola (ANG) 1 0 1 2
32  Denmark (DEN) 1 0 1 2
34  Chile (CHI) 1 0 0 1
34  Fiji (FIJ) 1 0 0 1
34  Jamaica (JAM) 1 0 0 1
37  Japan (JPN) 0 3 1 4
38  Croatia (CRO) 0 2 2 4
38  Thailand (THA) 0 2 2 4
40  Bulgaria (BUL) 0 2 1 3
40  Czech Republic (CZE) 0 2 1 3
40  South Korea (KOR) 0 2 1 3
43  Greece (GRE) 0 1 4 5
44  Egypt (EGY) 0 1 2 3
45  Iraq (IRQ) 0 1 1 2
45  United Arab Emirates (UAE) 0 1 1 2
47  Colombia (COL) 0 1 0 1
47  Ethiopia (ETH) 0 1 0 1
47  Hong Kong (HKG) 0 1 0 1
47  India (IND) 0 1 0 1
47  Saudi Arabia (KSA) 0 1 0 1
47  Sweden (SWE) 0 1 0 1
53  Belarus (BLR) 0 0 2 2
54  Argentina (ARG) 0 0 1 1
54  Hungary (HUN) 0 0 1 1
54  Malaysia (MAS) 0 0 1 1
54  Nigeria (NGR) 0 0 1 1
54  Norway (NOR) 0 0 1 1
54  Portugal (POR) 0 0 1 1
54  Sri Lanka (SRI) 0 0 1 1
54  Venezuela (VEN) 0 0 1 1
Total 170 170 170 510

Medalists[edit]

Events[edit]

For each of the events below, medals are contested for one or more of the above classifications.

Track Events
Field Events

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paralympic Athletics". London 2012 website. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 

External links[edit]