List of multiple Paralympic gold medalists

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This is a list of multiple Paralympic gold medalists, listing people who have won ten or more gold medals at the Paralympic Games.

The Paralympics listed for each athlete only include games when they won medals. See the particular article on the athlete for more details on when and for what nation an athlete competed.

More medals are available in some events than others, and the number of events in which medals are available overall have changed over time.

Most gold medals over career[edit]

This is a list of multiple Paralympic gold medalists, listing people who have won ten or more Paralympic gold medals.

More medals are available in some events than others, and the number of events in which medals are available overall have changed over time.

This list may not be complete, as the information from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) website is based on sources which does not present all information from earlier Paralympic Games (1960-1984), such as relay and team members.[1]
No. Athlete Nation Sport(s) Years Games Sex Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Zorn, TrischaTrischa Zorn United States Swimming 1980-2004 Summer F 41 9 5 55[2]
2 Myklebust, RagnhildRagnhild Myklebust Norway Biathlon, Cross-country skiing, Ice sledge racing 1988-2002 Winter F 22 3 2 27
3 Hess, BéatriceBéatrice Hess France Swimming 1984-2004 Summer F 20 5 0 25
4 Moeller, ReinhildReinhild Moeller Germany Alpine skiing, Athletics 1980-2006 Winter, Summer F 19 3 1 23
5 Edgson, MichaelMichael Edgson[3] Canada Swimming 1984-1992 Summer M 18 3 0 21
6 Jacobsson, JonasJonas Jacobsson Sweden Shooting 1980-2012 Summer M 17 4 9 30
7 Marson, RobertoRoberto Marson Italy Athletics, Fencing 1964-1976 Summer M 16 7 3 26
8 Schoenfelder, GerdGerd Schoenfelder Germany Alpine skiing 1992-2010 Winter M 16 4 2 22
9 Kenny, MikeMike Kenny Great Britain Swimming 1976-1988 Summer M 16 2 0 18
10 Narita, MayumiMayumi Narita Japan Swimming 1996-2004 Summer F 15 3 2 20
11 Frei, HeinzHeinz Frei Switzerland Athletics, Cycling, Cross-country skiing 1984-2000 Summer, Winter M 14 6 11 31
12 Nietlispach, FranzFranz Nietlispach Switzerland Athletics 1980-2000 Summer M 14 6 2 22
13 Höfle, FrankFrank Höfle Germany Biathlon, Cross-country skiing, Cycling 1992-2002 Winter, Summer M 14 5 5 24
14 Petitclerc, ChantalChantal Petitclerc Canada Athletics 1992-2008 Summer F 14 5 2 21
15 Popovich, ErinErin Popovich United States Swimming 2000-2008 Summer F 14 5 0 19
16 Cowdrey, MatthewMatthew Cowdrey Australia Swimming 2004-2012 Summer M 13 7 3 23
17 Trondsen, ErlingErling Trondsen Norway Swimming 1976-1992 Summer M 13 6 1 20
18 Hengst, ClaudiaClaudia Hengst[4] Germany Swimming 1988-2004 Summer F 13 4 8 25
19 Dodson, BartBart Dodson United States Athletics 1984-2000 Summer M 13 3 4 20
20 Morgan, JohnJohn Morgan United States Swimming 1984-1992 Summer M 13 2 0 15
20 du Toit, NatalieNatalie du Toit South Africa Swimming 2004-2012 Summer F 13 2 0 15
22 Zahl Pedersen, CatoCato Zahl Pedersen Norway Athletics, Cross-country skiing, Alpine skiing 1980-2004 Summer, Winter M 13 1 0 14
23 Heinzmann, RolfRolf Heinzmann Switzerland Alpine skiing 1980-2002 Winter M 12 2 0 14
24 Will, SarahSarah Will United States Alpine skiing 1992-2002 Winter F 12 1 0 13
25 Storey, SarahSarah Storey Great Britain Swimming, Cycling 1992-2012 Summer F 11 8 3 22
26 McIsaac, TimothyTimothy McIsaac Canada Swimming 1976-1988 Summer M 11 6 4 21
27 Rubin-Rosenbaum, ZiporaZipora Rubin-Rosenbaum[5] Israel Athletics, Swimming, Table tennis 1964-1992 Summer F 11 4 6 21
28 Grey-Thompson, TanniTanni Grey-Thompson Great Britain Athletics 1992-2004 Summer F 11 4 1 16
28 Santamarta, PurificacionPurificacion Santamarta Spain Athletics 1980-2004 Summer F 11 4 1 16
28 Roberts, DavidDavid Roberts Great Britain Swimming 2000-2008 Summer M 11 4 1 16
31 Harriman, MargaretMargaret Harriman[6] Rhodesia
South Africa
Archery, Swimming, Dartchery, Lawn bowls 1960-1996 Summer F 11 2 4 17
32 Bergman, UriUri Bergman Israel Swimming 1976-1988 Summer M 11 0 1 12
33 Loevaas, TerjeTerje Loevaas Norway Cross-country skiing, Athletics 1980-1996 Winter, Summer M 10 5 3 18
34 Newstead, IsabelIsabel Newstead Great Britain Swimming, Shooting, Athletics 1980-2004 Summer F 10 4 4 18
35 Dias, DanielDaniel Dias Brazil Swimming 2008-2012 Summer M 10 4 1 15
36 Pawlowski, ArkadiuszArkadiusz Pawlowski Poland Swimming 1980-2000 Summer M 10 3 5 18
37 Tjernberg, MagdalenaMagdalena Tjernberg Sweden Swimming 1984-1988 Summer F 10 3 0 13
38 Bryant, CarolCarol Bryant Great Britain Athletics, Table tennis, Swimming, Fencing 1964-1976 Summer F 10 2 5 17
38 Scott, ElizabethElizabeth Scott United States Swimming 1992-2000 Summer F 10 2 5 17
40 Pearson, LeeLee Pearson Great Britain Equestrian 2000-2012 Summer M 10 1 1 12
41 Ruiter, MarijkeMarijke Ruiter Netherlands Swimming, Wheelchair basketball 1972-1988 Summer F 10 0 1 11
42 Sullivan, TimTim Sullivan Australia Athletics 2000-2012 Summer M 10 0 0 10

Most gold medals in one sport[edit]

This is a list of Paralympians that have won at least ten gold medals in one sport. The Paralympics listed for each athlete only include games when they won medals in the specified sport.

This list may not be complete, as the information from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) website is based on sources which does not present all information from earlier Paralympic Games (1960-1984), such as relay and team members.[1]
No. Athlete Nation Sport Years Games Sex Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Zorn, TrischaTrischa Zorn United States Swimming 1980-2004 Summer F 41 9 5 55[2]
2 Hess, BéatriceBéatrice Hess France Swimming 1996-2004 Summer F 20 5 0 25
3 Edgson, MichaelMichael Edgson Canada Swimming 1984-1992 Summer M 18 3 0 21
4 Jacobsson, JonasJonas Jacobsson Sweden Shooting 1980-2012 Summer M 17 4 9 30
5 Schoenfelder, GerdGerd Schoenfelder Germany Alpine skiing 1992-2010 Winter M 16 4 2 22
6 Möller, ReinhildReinhild Möller Germany,
West Germany
Alpine skiing 1980-2006 Winter F 16 2 1 19
7 Kenny, MikeMike Kenny Great Britain Swimming 1976-1988 Summer M 16 2 0 18
8 Myklebust, RagnhildRagnhild Myklebust Norway Cross-country skiing 1988-2002 Winter F 16 0 0 16
9 Narita, MayumiMayumi Narita Japan Swimming 1996-2004 Summer F 15 3 2 20
10 Nietlispach, FranzFranz Nietlispach Switzerland Athletics 1980-2000 Summer M 14 6 2 22
11 Petitclerc, ChantalChantal Petitclerc Canada Athletics 1992-2008 Summer F 14 5 2 21
12 Popovich, ErinErin Popovich United States Swimming 2000-2008 Summer F 14 5 0 19
13 Cowdrey, MatthewMatthew Cowdrey Australia Swimming 2004-2012 Summer M 13 7 3 23
14 Trondsen, ErlingErling Trondsen Norway Swimming 1976-1992 Summer M 13 6 1 20
15 Hengst, ClaudiaClaudia Hengst Germany,
West Germany
Swimming 1988-2004 Summer F 13 4 8 25
16 Dodson, BartBart Dodson United States Athletics 1984-2000 Summer M 13 3 4 20
17 Morgan, JohnJohn Morgan United States Swimming 1984-1992 Summer M 13 2 0 15
17 du Toit, NatalieNatalie du Toit South Africa Swimming 2004-2012 Summer F 13 2 0 15
19 Heinzmann, RolfRolf Heinzmann Switzerland Alpine skiing 1980-2002 Winter M 12 2 0 14
20 Will, SarahSarah Will United States Alpine skiing 1992-2002 Winter F 12 1 0 13
21 Frei, HeinzHeinz Frei Switzerland Athletics 1984-2000 Summer M 11 6 5 22
22 McIsaac, TimothyTimothy McIsaac Canada Swimming 1976-1988 Summer M 11 6 4 21
23 Santamarta, PurificacionPurificacion Santamarta Spain Athletics 1980-2004 Summer F 11 4 1 16
23 Roberts, DavidDavid Roberts Great Britain Swimming 2000-2008 Summer M 11 4 1 16
23 Grey-Thompson, TanniTanni Grey-Thompson Great Britain Athletics 1992-2004 Summer F 11 4 1 16
26 Rubin-Rosenbaum, ZiporaZipora Rubin-Rosenbaum[5] Israel Athletics 1964-1988 Summer F 11 3 5 19
27 Bergman, UriUri Bergman Israel Swimming 1976-1988 Summer M 11 0 1 12
28 Höfle, FrankFrank Höfle Germany,
West Germany
Cross-country skiing 1988-2006 Winter M 10 5 2 17
29 Pawlowski, ArkadiuszArkadiusz Pawlowski Poland Swimming 1980-2000 Summer M 10 3 5 18
30 Newstead, IsabelIsabel Newstead Great Britain Swimming 1980-2004 Summer F 10 3 1 14
31 Loevaas, TerjeTerje Loevaas Norway Cross-country skiing 1980-1994 Winter M 10 3 0 13
31 Tjernberg, MagdalenaMagdalena Tjernberg Sweden Swimming 1984-1988 Summer F 10 3 0 13
33 Scott, ElizabethElizabeth Scott United States Swimming 1992-2000 Summer F 10 2 5 17
34 Pearson, LeeLee Pearson Great Britain Equestrian 2000-2012 Summer M 10 1 1 12
35 Ruiter, MarijkeMarijke Ruiter Netherlands Swimming 1972-1976 Summer F 10 0 0 10
35 Sullivan, TimTim Sullivan Australia Athletics 2000-2008 Summer M 10 0 0 10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b Multi-Medallists, International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
  2. ^ a b "Paralympic Hall of Famers; GB Gets Flagbearer; IPC Predicts Best Games Ever". aroundtherings.com. Retrieved 8 September 2012. "Trischa Zorn’s 55 medals, 41 were gold" 
  3. ^ "Michael Edgson". Swimming Canada. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Claudia Hengst's profile on paralympic.org
  5. ^ a b Zipora Rubin's profile on paralympic.org
  6. ^ Maragaret Harriman's profile on paralympic.org

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