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Wheelchair tennis at the Summer Paralympics

Wheelchair tennis was first contested at the Summer Paralympics as a demonstration sport in 1988, with two events being held (Men's and Women's Singles). It became an official medal-awarding sport in 1992 and has been competed at every Summer Paralympics since then. Four events were held from 1992 to 2000, with quad events (mixed gender) in both singles and doubles added in 2004.

Wheelchair tennis at the Summer Paralympics
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Governing bodyITF
Events6 (men: 2; women: 2; mixed: 2)
Games
Note: demonstration sport years indicated in italics

Tennis

EventsEdit

Six events are contested at each Paralympic. Only men's and women's singles were held at the 1988 Paralympics, when it was a demonstration sport. These were joined by men's and women's doubles events at its first medal games. In 2004 events were added to the roster for athletes with quadriplegia (as such they are also known as "quad" events), the gender for this event is mixed.

Current events

  • Men's singles
  • Men's doubles
  • Women's singles
  • Women's doubles
  • Quad singles
  • Quad doubles

Historical Medal TableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Netherlands1712938
2  United States67619
3  France44715
4  Great Britain35412
5  Australia35311
6  Japan3036
7  Sweden1203
8  Israel1124
9  Germany0145
10  Thailand0101
11  Belgium0011
  Switzerland0011
Totals (12 nations)383840116

MedalistsEdit

Medal winning teams for every Summer Games since 1992 are as follows:

Men's SinglesEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1988 Seoul
demonstration
Laurent Giammartini
  France
Mick Connell
  Australia
Chip Turner
  United States
Sasson Aharoni
  Israel
1992 Barcelona Randy Snow
  United States
Kai Schramayer
  Germany
Laurent Giammartini
  France
1996 Atlanta Ricky Molier
  Netherlands
Stephen Welch
  United States
David Hall
  Australia
2000 Sydney David Hall
  Australia
Stephen Welch
  United States
Kai Schramayer
  Germany
2004 Athens Robin Ammerlaan
  Netherlands
David Hall
  Australia
Michaël Jeremiasz
  France
2008 Beijing Shingo Kunieda
  Japan
Robin Ammerlaan
  Netherlands
Maikel Scheffers
  Netherlands
2012 London Shingo Kunieda
  Japan
Stéphane Houdet
  France
Ronald Vink
  Netherlands
2016 Rio Gordon Reid
  Great Britain
Alfie Hewett
  Great Britain
Joachim Gérard
  Belgium

Women's SinglesEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1988 Seoul
demonstration
Chantal Vandierendonck
  Netherlands
Monique Van Den Bosch
  Netherlands
Terry Lewis
  United States
Ellen de Lange
  Netherlands
1992 Barcelona Monique van den Bosch
  Netherlands
Chantal Vandierendonck
  Netherlands
Regina Isecke
  Germany
1996 Atlanta Maaike Smit
  Netherlands
Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch
  Netherlands
Chantal Vandierendonck
  Netherlands
2000 Sydney Esther Vergeer
  Netherlands
Sharon Walraven
  Netherlands
Maaike Smit
  Netherlands
2004 Athens Esther Vergeer
  Netherlands
Sonja Peters
  Netherlands
Daniela Di Toro
  Australia
2008 Beijing Esther Vergeer
  Netherlands
Korie Homan
  Netherlands
Florence Gravellier
  France
2012 London Esther Vergeer
  Netherlands
Aniek van Koot
  Netherlands
Jiske Griffioen
  Netherlands
2016 Rio Jiske Griffioen
  Netherlands
Aniek van Koot
  Netherlands
Yui Kamiji
  Japan

Quad SinglesEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2004 Athens Peter Norfolk
  Great Britain
David Wagner
  United States
Bas van Erp
  Netherlands
2008 Beijing Peter Norfolk
  Great Britain
Johan Andersson
  Sweden
David Wagner
  United States
2012 London Noam Gershony
  Israel
David Wagner
  United States
Nicholas Taylor
  United States
2016 Rio Dylan Alcott
  Australia
Andrew Lapthorne
  Great Britain
David Wagner
  United States

Men's DoublesEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Barcelona   United States (USA)
Brad Parks
Randy Snow
  France (FRA)
Thierry Caillier
Laurent Giammartini
  Germany (GER)
Stefan Bitterauf
Kai Schramayer
1996 Atlanta   United States (USA)
Stephen Welch
Vance Parmelly
  Australia (AUS)
David Hall
Mick Connell
  Netherlands (NED)
Ricky Molier
Eric Stuurman
2000 Sydney   Netherlands (NED)
Ricky Molier
Robin Ammerlaan
  Australia (AUS)
David Johnson
David Hall
  United States (USA)
Stephen Welch
Scott Douglas
2004 Athens   Japan (JPN)
Shingo Kunieda
Satoshi Saida
  France (FRA)
Michaël Jeremiasz
Lahcen Majdi
  Australia (AUS)
Anthony Bonaccurso
David Hall
2008 Beijing   France (FRA)
Stéphane Houdet
Michaël Jeremiasz
  Sweden (SWE)
Stefan Olsson
Peter Vikström
  Japan (JPN)
Shingo Kunieda
Satoshi Saida
2012 London   Sweden (SWE)
Stefan Olsson
Peter Vikström
  France (FRA)
Frederic Cattaneo
Nicolas Peifer
  France (FRA)
Stéphane Houdet
Michaël Jeremiasz
2016 Rio   France (FRA)
Stéphane Houdet
Nicolas Peifer
  Great Britain (GBR)
Alfie Hewett
Gordon Reid
  Japan (JPN)
Shingo Kunieda
Satoshi Saida

Women's DoublesEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Barcelona   Netherlands (NED)
Monique van den Bosch
Chantal Vandierendonck
  United States (USA)
Nancy Olson
Lynn Seidemann
  France (FRA)
Oristelle Marx
Arlette Racineux
1996 Atlanta   Netherlands (NED)
Chantal Vandierendonck
Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch
  United States (USA)
Hope Lewellen
Nancy Olson
  France (FRA)
Oristelle Marx
Arlette Racineux
2000 Sydney   Netherlands (NED)
Maaike Smit
Esther Vergeer
  Australia (AUS)
Branka Pupovac
Daniela Di Toro
  Germany (GER)
Christine Otterbach
Petra Sax-Scharl
2004 Athens   Netherlands (NED)
Maaike Smit
Esther Vergeer
  Thailand (THA)
Sakhorn Khanthasit
Ratana Techamaneewat
  Switzerland (SUI)
Sandra Kalt
Karin Suter-Erath
2008 Beijing   Netherlands (NED)
Korie Homan
Sharon Walraven
  Netherlands (NED)
Jiske Griffioen
Esther Vergeer
  France (FRA)
Florence Gravellier
Arlette Racineux
2012 London   Netherlands (NED)
Marjolein Buis
Esther Vergeer
  Netherlands (NED)
Jiske Griffioen
Aniek van Koot
  Great Britain (GBR)
Lucy Shuker
Jordanne Whiley
2016 Rio   Netherlands (NED)
Jiske Griffioen
Aniek van Koot
  Netherlands (NED)
Marjolein Buis
Diede de Groot
  Great Britain (GBR)
Lucy Shuker
Jordanne Whiley

Quad DoublesEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2004 Athens   United States (USA)
Nick Taylor
David Wagner
  Great Britain (GBR)
Mark Eccleston
Peter Norfolk
  Netherlands (NED)
Monique de Beer
Bas van Erp
2008 Beijing   United States (USA)
Nick Taylor
David Wagner
  Israel (ISR)
Boaz Kramer
Shraga Weinberg
  Great Britain (GBR)
Jamie Burdekin
Peter Norfolk
2012 London   United States (USA)
Nicholas Taylor
David Wagner
  Great Britain (GBR)
Andrew Lapthorne
Peter Norfolk
  Israel (ISR)
Noam Gershony
Shraga Weinberg
2016 Rio   Australia (AUS)
Dylan Alcott
Heath Davidson
  United States (USA)
Nicholas Taylor
David Wagner
  Great Britain (GBR)
Andrew Lapthorne
Peter Norfolk

NationsEdit

Nation 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 Years
  Argentina (ARG)                 1 1 1 2 3 5
  Australia (AUS)                 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 7
  Austria (AUT)                 2 4 2 4 3 3 2 7
  Belgium (BEL)                 1 1 4 2 3 2 6
  Brazil (BRA)                 2 2 2 5 8 5
  Canada (CAN)                 2 2 4 4 4 2 1 7
  Chile (CHI)                 2 2 4 3 4
  China (CHN)                 2 4 4 3
  Chinese Taipei (TPE)                 2 2 1 3
  Colombia (COL)                 2 3 6 3
  Czech Republic (CZE)                 1 1
  Denmark (DEN)                 1 1
  Finland (FIN)                 2 1 2
  France (FRA)                 5 5 3 6 6 5 6 7
  Germany (GER)                 3 5 5 2 1 2 1 7
  Great Britain (GBR)                 4 4 5 10 8 10 10 7
  Greece (GRE)                 1 1 2
  Hungary (HUN)                 2 2 2 2 1 1 6
  Indonesia (INA)                 2 1 2
  Iran (IRI)                 1 1
  Iraq (IRQ)                 1 1
  Israel (ISR)                 4 4 2 1 3 3 3 7
  Italy (ITA)                 2 2 2 4 6 4 3 7
  Japan (JPN)                 3 4 4 8 9 9 9 7
  Malaysia (MAS)                 1 1 2
  Mexico (MEX)                 2 2 2
  Morocco (MAR)                 1 1
  Netherlands (NED)                 3 5 7 8 11 8 6 7
  New Zealand (NZL)                 2 2 2 3 4
  Nigeria (NGR)                 1 2 2
  Poland (POL)                 2 2 5 4 4 2 6
  Romania (ROU)                 1 1
  Russia (RUS)                 2 1 1 1 4
  Slovakia (SVK)                 2 3 1 3
  South Africa (RSA)                 2 2 4 4 4
  South Korea (KOR)                 2 2 4 4 4 3 6
  Spain (ESP)                 3 2 2 4 3 4 4 7
  Sri Lanka (SRI)                 2 1 2 1 4
  Sweden (SWE)                 2 2 2 3 4 2 6
  Switzerland (SUI)                 2 4 2 4 3 2 6
  Thailand (THA)                 2 4 4 2 4 2 6
  Turkey (TUR)                 1 1 2
  United States (USA)                 6 6 6 11 9 9 9 7
  Zimbabwe (ZIM)                 1 1
Nations 16 24 24 32 35 31 29
Competitors 48 72 72 112 112 112 100
Year 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "Wheelchair Tennis History". International Paralympic Committee. 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-25.
  • "Results by Sport – Wheelchair Tennis". International Paralympic Committee. 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-25.