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]

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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 Rubin-Rosenbaum, ZiporaZipora Rubin-Rosenbaum[4]  Israel Athletics, Swimming, Wheelchair basketball, Table tennis 1964–1992 Summer F 15 8 7 30
11 Narita, MayumiMayumi Narita  Japan Swimming 1996–2004 Summer F 15 3 2 20
12 Storey, SarahSarah Storey  Great Britain Swimming, Cycling 1992-2016 Summer F 14 8 3 25
13 Dias, DanielDaniel Dias  Brazil Swimming 2008–2016 Summer M 14 7 3 24
14 Frei, HeinzHeinz Frei  Switzerland Athletics, Cycling, Cross-country skiing 1984–2000 Summer, Winter M 14 6 11 31
15 Nietlispach, FranzFranz Nietlispach  Switzerland Athletics 1980–2000 Summer M 14 6 2 22
16 Höfle, FrankFrank Höfle  Germany Biathlon, Cross-country skiing, Cycling 1992–2002 Winter, Summer M 14 5 5 24
17 Petitclerc, ChantalChantal Petitclerc  Canada Athletics 1992–2008 Summer F 14 5 2 21
18 Popovich, ErinErin Popovich  United States Swimming 2000–2008 Summer F 14 5 0 19
19 Cowdrey, MatthewMatthew Cowdrey  Australia Swimming 2004–2012 Summer M 13 7 3 23
20 Trondsen, ErlingErling Trondsen  Norway Swimming 1976–1992 Summer M 13 6 1 20
21 Hengst, ClaudiaClaudia Hengst[5]  Germany Swimming 1988–2004 Summer F 13 4 8 25
22 Dodson, BartBart Dodson  United States Athletics 1984–2000 Summer M 13 3 4 20
23 Morgan, JohnJohn Morgan  United States Swimming 1984–1992 Summer M 13 2 0 15
23 du Toit, NatalieNatalie du Toit  South Africa Swimming 2004–2012 Summer F 13 2 0 15
25 Zahl Pedersen, CatoCato Zahl Pedersen  Norway Athletics, Cross-country skiing, Alpine skiing 1980–2004 Summer, Winter M 13 1 0 14
26 Heinzmann, RolfRolf Heinzmann  Switzerland Alpine skiing 1980–2002 Winter M 12 2 0 14
27 Bergman, UriUri Bergman  Israel Swimming 1976–1988 Summer M 12 1 1 14
28 Will, SarahSarah Will  United States Alpine skiing 1992–2002 Winter F 12 1 0 13
29 McIsaac, TimothyTimothy McIsaac  Canada Swimming 1976–1988 Summer M 11 6 4 21
30 Grey-Thompson, TanniTanni Grey-Thompson  Great Britain Athletics 1992–2004 Summer F 11 4 1 16
30 Santamarta, PurificacionPurificacion Santamarta  Spain Athletics 1980–2004 Summer F 11 4 1 16
32 Roberts, DavidDavid Roberts  Great Britain Swimming 2000–2008 Summer M 11 4 1 16
33 Harriman, MargaretMargaret Harriman[6]  Rhodesia
 South Africa
Archery, Swimming, Dartchery, Lawn bowls 1960–1996 Summer F 11 2 4 17
34 Pearson, LeeLee Pearson  Great Britain Equestrian 2000–2016 Summer M 11 2 1 14
35 Boki, IharIhar Boki  Belarus Swimming 2012–2016 Summer M 11 1 1 13
36 Loevaas, TerjeTerje Loevaas  Norway Cross-country skiing, Athletics 1980–1996 Winter, Summer M 10 5 3 18
37 Newstead, IsabelIsabel Newstead  Great Britain Swimming, Shooting, Athletics 1980–2004 Summer F 10 4 4 18
38 Pawlowski, ArkadiuszArkadiusz Pawlowski  Poland Swimming 1980–2000 Summer M 10 3 5 18
39 Tjernberg, MagdalenaMagdalena Tjernberg  Sweden Swimming 1984–1988 Summer F 10 3 0 13
40 Bryant, CarolCarol Bryant  Great Britain Athletics, Table tennis, Swimming, Fencing 1964–1976 Summer F 10 2 5 17
41 Scott, ElizabethElizabeth Scott  United States Swimming 1992–2000 Summer F 10 2 5 17
42 Ruiter, MarijkeMarijke Ruiter  Netherlands Swimming, Wheelchair basketball 1972–1988 Summer F 10 0 1 11
43 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 1984–2004 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[4]  Israel Athletics 1964–1988 Summer F 11 3 5 19
27 Boki, IharIhar Boki  Belarus Swimming 2012–2016 Summer M 11 1 1 13
28 Bergman, UriUri Bergman  Israel Swimming 1976–1988 Summer M 11 0 1 12
29 Höfle, FrankFrank Höfle  Germany,
West Germany
Cross-country skiing 1988–2006 Winter M 10 5 2 17
30 Pawlowski, ArkadiuszArkadiusz Pawlowski  Poland Swimming 1980–2000 Summer M 10 3 5 18
31 Newstead, IsabelIsabel Newstead  Great Britain Swimming 1980–2004 Summer F 10 3 1 14
32 Loevaas, TerjeTerje Loevaas  Norway Cross-country skiing 1980–1994 Winter M 10 3 0 13
32 Tjernberg, MagdalenaMagdalena Tjernberg  Sweden Swimming 1984–1988 Summer F 10 3 0 13
34 Scott, ElizabethElizabeth Scott  United States Swimming 1992–2000 Summer F 10 2 5 17
35 Pearson, LeeLee Pearson  Great Britain Equestrian 2000–2012 Summer M 10 1 1 12
36 Ruiter, MarijkeMarijke Ruiter  Netherlands Swimming 1972–1976 Summer F 10 0 0 10
36 Sullivan, TimTim Sullivan  Australia Athletics 2000–2008 Summer M 10 0 0 10

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