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2016 Summer Paralympics medal table

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 tableEdit

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
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
  Ethiopia (ETH)0101
  Ivory Coast (CIV)0101
  Uganda (UGA)0101
73  Portugal (POR)0044
74  Israel (ISR)0033
75  Mongolia (MGL)0022
76  Cape Verde (CPV)0011
  Indonesia (INA)0011
  Mozambique (MOZ)0011
  Pakistan (PAK)0011
  Philippines (PHI)0011
  Romania (ROU)0011
  Saudi Arabia (KSA)0011
  Sri Lanka (SRI)0011
Totals (83 NPCs)5295295391597

See alsoEdit


  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). 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". Retrieved 2 November 2016.


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