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 had never won an Olympic medal until 2016.[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 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]


  *   Host nation (Great Britain)

2012 Summer Paralympics medal table
RankNPCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)957165231
2 Russia (RUS)363828102
3 Great Britain (GBR)*344343120
4 Ukraine (UKR)32242884
5 Australia (AUS)32233085
6 United States (USA)31293898
7 Brazil (BRA)2114843
8 Germany (GER)18262266
9 Poland (POL)1413936
10 Netherlands (NED)10101939
11 Iran (IRI)107724
12 South Korea (KOR)99927
13 Italy (ITA)981128
14 Tunisia (TUN)95519
15 Cuba (CUB)95317
16 France (FRA)8191845
17 Spain (ESP)8181642
18 South Africa (RSA)812929
19 Ireland (IRL)83516
20 Canada (CAN)715931
21 New Zealand (NZL)67417
22 Nigeria (NGR)65213
23 Mexico (MEX)641121
24 Japan (JPN)55616
25 Belarus (BLR)52310
26 Algeria (ALG)46919
27 Azerbaijan (AZE)45312
28 Egypt (EGY)44715
29 Sweden (SWE)44412
30 Austria (AUT)43613
31 Thailand (THA)4228
32 Finland (FIN)4116
33 Switzerland (SUI)36413
34 Hong Kong (HKG)33612
35 Norway (NOR)3238
36 Belgium (BEL)3137
37 Morocco (MAR)3036
38 Hungary (HUN)26614
39 Serbia (SRB)2305
40 Kenya (KEN)2226
41 Slovakia (SVK)2136
42 Czech Republic (CZE)16411
43 Turkey (TUR)15410
44 Greece (GRE)13812
45 Israel (ISR)1258
46 United Arab Emirates (UAE)1113
47 Latvia (LAT)1102
 Namibia (NAM)1102
 Romania (ROU)1102
50 Denmark (DEN)1045
51 Angola (ANG)1012
52 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)1001
 Chile (CHI)1001
 Fiji (FIJ)1001
 Iceland (ISL)1001
 Jamaica (JAM)1001
 Macedonia (MKD)1001
58 Croatia (CRO)0235
59 Bulgaria (BUL)0213
 Iraq (IRQ)0213
61 Colombia (COL)0202
62 Argentina (ARG)0145
63 Chinese Taipei (TPE)0123
 Portugal (POR)0123
65 Malaysia (MAS)0112
 Singapore (SIN)0112
67 Cyprus (CYP)0101
 Ethiopia (ETH)0101
 India (IND)0101
 Saudi Arabia (KSA)0101
 Slovenia (SLO)0101
 Uzbekistan (UZB)0101
73 Venezuela (VEN)0022
74 Indonesia (INA)0011
 Sri Lanka (SRI)0011
Totals (75 NPCs)5035035161522

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Medal count". London 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2012.

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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