2012 Summer Paralympics medal table
British cyclist Sarah Storey, pictured with her four 2012 Summer Paralympics gold medals
Some 4,280 athletes, representing 164 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs), competed in 503 events in 20 sports. This was the highest number of athletes and NPCs ever competing at a Paralympic Games.
The medals were designed by Lin Cheung and show a representation of the wing of the Greek goddess Nike
taken directly from a statue held by the British Museum
. The engraving on the medals was conducted by the Royal Mint
Athletes from 57 NPCs won at least one gold medal, with a total of 75 having won at least one medal of any colour.
Athletes from Chile
, Sri Lanka
won their first Paralympic medals.
Of those nations, the National Olympic Committee
had never won an Olympic medal until 2016
China topped the medal table with 231 medals in total, including 95 gold medals. Host Great Britain placed third with 120 medals, including 34 golds.
The most successful athlete at the Games was Australian swimmer Jacqueline Freney
, who won eight gold medals. The most successful athletes outside the swimming competition
were Raymond Martin
from the United States and David Weir
from Great Britain, who both won four gold medals each in athletics
, and Sarah Storey
from Great Britain, who won four gold medals in cycling
Australian swimmer Jacqueline Freney
was the most successful athlete at the 2012 Paralympics.
sprinter Heinrich Popow
holding his gold medal aloft whilst standing on the podium
was one of the most successful wheelchair racers, winning four gold medals for Great Britain.
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.
* Host nation (Great Britain)
2012 Summer Paralympics medal table
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