Paralympics Medal Tables

We have listed the top medal tally nations from every Summer Paralympic Games: 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2021. On an individual level, we have also listed the athletes with the most total Paralympic medals.

Which country has topped the medal tally?

China has dominated the gold medal table since Athens 2004, with Britain often in second place and the United States, Russia and Ukraine battling it out for third.

Year Leading Country No. of gold medals
2021 China 96
2016 China 107
2012 China 95
2008 China 89
2004 China 63
2000 Australia 63
1996 United States 47
1992 United States 75
1988 United States 92
1984 United States 136
1980 United States 75
1976 United States 66
1972 West Germany 28
1968 United States 33
1964 United States 50
1960 Italy 29


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