List of 2008 Summer Paralympics medal winners
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The 2008 Summer Paralympics were held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, from 6 September to 17 September 2008. Approximately 3,951 athletes from 146 National Paralympic Committees (NPC) participated. Overall, 472 events in 20 sports were held; 262 events were opened to men, 176 were opened to women and 34 were mixed events.
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† Diane Roy was initially awarded the gold, Shelly Woods the silver and Amanda McGrory the bronze in the women's 5000 m T54. However a re-run of the race was ordered by the International Paralympic Committee following protests by the Australian, US and Swiss teams after 6 competitors were involved in a crash on the penultimate lap. The re-run race resulted in the same three athletes winning medals but in a different order.
†† Rebecca Chin of Great Britain was originally awarded the silver medal in the women's discus throw F37-38 event. Following a challenge to her classification, Chin was deemed ineligible for the event, stripped of her medal, and her results were erased.
* David Weir was initially awarded the gold medal in the men's 800 m T54 but a re-run of the race was ordered after a lane violation was discovered. However, following a letter from Kurt Fearnley and the Australian authorities to the IPC, asking that, in the spirit of sportsmanship, the result not be overturned the re-run was cancelled and the medals reinstated.
Athletes that won at least two gold medals or at least three total medals are listed below.
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- "Woods forced to give back medal". BBC Sport. 2008-09-08. Retrieved 2008-09-08.
- "Woods battles to bronze in re-run". BBC Sport. 2008-09-12. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
- Davies, Gareth A (2008-09-15). "Rebecca Chin stripped of Paralympic silver by 'failing' system". London: The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-09-18.
- "Gold for Weir after appeal U-turn". BBC Sport. 2008-09-14. Retrieved 2008-09-16.