2016 Summer Paralympics medal table

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The medal table of the 2016 Summer Paralympics ranks the participating National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) by the number of gold medals won by their athletes during the competition. The 2016 Paralympics was the fifteenth Games to be held, a quadrennial competition open to athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities. The games were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 7 September to 18 September

Athletes from 63 NPCs won at least one gold medal, with a total of 83 having won at least one medal of any colour. Athletes from Cape Verde,[1] Georgia,[2] Mozambique,[3] Qatar,[4] Uganda,[5] and Vietnam won their first Paralympic medals.[6] Of those nations, the National Olympic Committee of Cape Verde had never won an Olympic medal.[7] Kazakhstan won their first medals at the Summer Paralympics, having previously won a silver medal at the Winter Paralympic Games.[8] Georgia,[2] Kazakhstan,[8] Malaysia,[9] Uzbekistan,[8] and Vietnam won their first Paralympic gold medals.[6] China won the most medals in the 2016 Paralympics.

Medal table[edit]

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.[10]

The swimming also saw multiple instances of the same medals being awarded, in the men's 100m backstroke S11, both Wojciech Makowski and Bradley Snyder swam a dead heat in the final and were both awarded a silver medal, resulting in no bronze medal being given that for event, in the men's 100m breaststroke SB13, both Oleksii Fedyna and Firdavsbek Musabekov swam a dead heat in the final and were both awarded a gold medal, resulting in no silver medal being given that for event. In both the women's 50, freestyle S11, two bronze medals were awarded each as two swimmers set the same time in third place. No bronze medal was awarded in the 4 × 400 Relay as only two teams completed the event. Therefore, the total number of bronze medals is greater than the total number of gold or silver medals..[10]


  *   Host nation (Brazil)

2016 Summer Paralympics medal table
RankNPCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)1078151239
2 Great Britain (GBR)643944147
3 Ukraine (UKR)413739117
4 United States (USA)404431115
5 Australia (AUS)22302981
6 Germany (GER)18251457
7 Netherlands (NED)17192662
8 Brazil (BRA)*14292972
9 Italy (ITA)10141539
10 Poland (POL)9181239
11 Spain (ESP)914831
12 France (FRA)951428
13 New Zealand (NZL)95721
14 Canada (CAN)8101129
15 Iran (IRI)89724
16 Uzbekistan (UZB)861731
17 Nigeria (NGR)82212
18 Cuba (CUB)81615
19 Belarus (BLR)80210
20 South Korea (KOR)7111735
21 Tunisia (TUN)76619
22 South Africa (RSA)76417
23 Thailand (THA)66618
24 Greece (GRE)54413
25 Belgium (BEL)53311
 Slovakia (SVK)53311
27 Algeria (ALG)45716
28 Ireland (IRL)44311
29 Mexico (MEX)42915
30 Egypt (EGY)35412
31 Serbia (SRB)3249
32 Norway (NOR)3238
33 Morocco (MAR)3227
34 Turkey (TUR)3159
35 Kenya (KEN)3126
36 Malaysia (MAS)3014
37 Colombia (COL)251017
38 United Arab Emirates (UAE)2417
39 Iraq (IRQ)2305
40 Hong Kong (HKG)2226
41 Croatia (CRO)2215
 Switzerland (SUI)2215
43 India (IND)2114
44 Lithuania (LTU)2103
45 Latvia (LAT)2024
46 Singapore (SIN)2013
47 Hungary (HUN)18918
48 Azerbaijan (AZE)18211
49 Sweden (SWE)14510
50 Austria (AUT)1449
51 Czech Republic (CZE)1247
 Denmark (DEN)1247
53 Namibia (NAM)1225
54 Argentina (ARG)1135
55 Vietnam (VIE)1124
56 Finland (FIN)1113
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)1113
58 Kazakhstan (KAZ)1102
 Slovenia (SLO)1102
60 Bahrain (BRN)1001
 Bulgaria (BUL)1001
 Georgia (GEO)1001
 Kuwait (KUW)1001
64 Japan (JPN)0101424
65 Venezuela (VEN)0336
66 Jordan (JOR)0213
67 Qatar (QAT)0202
68 Chinese Taipei (TPE)0112
69 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)0101
 Ivory Coast (CIV)0101
 Ethiopia (ETH)0101
 Uganda (UGA)0101
73 Portugal (POR)0044
74 Israel (ISR)0033
75 Mongolia (MGL)0022
76 Cape Verde (CPV)0011
 Indonesia (INA)0011
 Saudi Arabia (KSA)0011
 Mozambique (MOZ)0011
 Pakistan (PAK)0011
 Philippines (PHI)0011
 Romania (ROU)0011
 Sri Lanka (SRI)0011
Totals (83 NPCs)5295295391597

Medals by gender[edit]

The distribution of medals by gender of paralympians is shown for all NPC delegations who received at least ten medals. Overall 802, 681 and 114 medals were awarded in competitions by men, women and in mixed competitions, respectively. All ten medals by Belorusians were won by men, eight of those by swimmer Ihar Boki.[11] Women in all top seven NPCs but Ukraine's received more medals than their men. Ukrainian men won twice as many gold and bronze medals then their women did but the gender bias over their silver medals is more balanced. Similar bias over gold and bronze medals is seen among German paralympians, however German women won three times more silver medals then their men.[12]

Competitions:      men •      women •      mixed

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
All 83 NPCs with medals
1  China (CHN)
2  Great Britain (GBR)
3  Ukraine (UKR)
4  United States (USA)
5  Australia (AUS)
6  Germany (GER)
7  Netherlands (NED)
8  Brazil (BRA)
9  Italy (ITA)
10  Poland (POL)
11  Spain (ESP)
12  France (FRA)
13  New Zealand (NZL)
14  Canada (CAN)
15  Iran (IRI)
16  Uzbekistan (UZB)
17  Nigeria (NGR)
18  Cuba (CUB)
19  Belarus (BLR)
20  South Korea (KOR)
21  Tunisia (TUN)
22  South Africa (RSA)
23  Thailand (THA)
24  Greece (GRE)
25  Belgium (BEL)
 Slovakia (SVK)
27  Algeria (ALG)
28  Ireland (IRL)
29  Mexico (MEX)
30  Egypt (EGY)
37  Colombia (COL)
47  Hungary (HUN)
48  Azerbaijan (AZE)
49  Sweden (SWE)
64  Japan (JPN)
Other 48 NPCs

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "In the 400m, Gracelino Tavares Barbosa wins first ever Paralympic medal for Cape Verde". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 11 September 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Zviad Gogochuri wins Georgia's first ever Paralympics gold". Democracy & Freedom Watch. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Seven more world records go on epic day of athletics". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Qatar's Abdulqadir wins silver in Paralympics". Peninsula On-line. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Cockroft's golden hat-trick for Great Britain". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 16 September 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Weightlifter makes history with Vietnam's first Paralympic gold". VnExpress International. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Gracelino Barbosa esperado como herói em Cabo Verde" (in Portuguese). Sapo.pt. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c "Rio Paralympics: 50-year-old Kazakh woman sets new swimming record". BBC. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "It's Malaysia's moment in Rio as pair make history". Paralympic. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "IPC Historical Results Database". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "NPC Overview - Belarus". Official website of the Paralympic Movement. September 18, 2016. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Detailed Medal Standings". Official website of the Paralympic Movement. September 18, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 

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