All-time Paralympic medal winning nations at the summer Paralympic Games (1960-2008)

Since the first Games in Rome in 1960 a total of 17547 known Paralympic medals have been awarded at summer Paralympic Games up to and including Beijing 2008. The table below also includes the Paralympic Games for the intellectually disabled held in Madrid in 1992, which is often over-looked or ignored by most writers on the subject

  Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 USA 704 631 642 1977
2 Great Britain 529 507 496 1532
3 Germany 469 467 444 1380
4 Canada 379 304 320 1003
5 France 330 323 311 964
6 Australia 327 350 315 992
7 Netherlands 250 216 185 651
8 Poland 241 229 188 658
9 China 236 188 134 558
10 Sweden 223 215 164 602
11 Spain 196 190 204 590
12 Italy 134 151 178 463
13 Israel 122 120 122 364
14 Japan 109 110 118 337
15 Austria 106 117 118 341
16 Norway 106 101 87 294
17 South Africa 102 76 73 251
18 South Korea 110 88 83 281
19 Denmark 97 88 102 287
20 Mexico 87 84 81 252
21 Switzerland 81 89 94 264
22 Belgium 77 83 76 236
23 Finland 69 94 101 264
24 New Zealand 59 44 48 151
25 Russia 55 49 62 166
26 Ireland 54 59 85 198
27 Brazil 53 72 67 192
28 Ukraine 52 54 67 173
29 Egypt 42 54 54 150
30 Czech Republic 39 33 39 111
31 Iran 38 21 30 89
32 Hong Kong 35 31 41 107
33 Argentina 31 62 59 152
34 Hungary 27 34 48 109
35 Portugal 25 32 33 90
36 Iceland 24 19 41 84
37 Belarus 23 30 25 78
38 Tunisia 23 23 9 55
39 Cuba 22 13 18 53
40 Nigeria 22 11 12 45
41 Yugoslavia 21 22 32 75
42 USSR 21 20 15 56
43 Rhodesia 21 18 15 54
44 Jamaica 20 16 18 54
45 Unified Team 16 14 15 45
46 Kenya 16 14 11 41
47 Algeria 15 7 16 38
48 Greece 13 31 25 69
49 Slovakia 12 15 15 42
50 Kuwait 10 17 22 49
51 Romania 10 7 7 24
52 Thailand 9 16 18 43
53 Morocco 6 5 3 14
54 Chinese Taipei 5 4 10 19
55 Uruguay 5 4 6 15
56 Lithuania 4 11 15 30
57 Estonia 4 8 7 19
58 Czechoslovakia 4 5 8 17
59 Azerbaijan 4 5 6 15
60 Bulgaria 4 5 2 11
61 Indonesia 4 4 9 17
62 Independent Paralympic Participants 4 3 1 8
63 Slovenia 3 7 9 19
64 Dominican Republic 3 6 1 10
65 Panama 3 4 1 8
66 Angola 3 3 0 6
67 Croatia 3 1 5 9
68 Peru 3 1 4 8
69 CIS 3 1 1 5
70 Cote d’Ivoire 3 0 1 4
71 Zimbabwe 2 9 6 17
72 Latvia 2 3 4 9
73 Burma 2 3 2 7
74 India 2 2 3 7
75 Cyprus 2 2 1 5
76 Turkey 2 0 2 4
77 Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 1 3
78 Faroe Islands 1 7 5 13
79 Jordan 1 5 5 11
80 United Arab Emirates 1 5 3 9
81 Luxembourg 1 4 2 7
82 Bahrain 1 3 5 9
83 Venezuela 1 2 6 9
84 Puerto Rico 1 2 4 7
85 Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 2 0 3
86 Colombia 1 1 2 4
87 Singapore 1 1 2 4
88 Saudi Arabia 1 1 0 2
89 Guatemala 1 0 1 2
90 Botswana 1 0 0 1
91 Chile 1 0 0 1
92 Mongolia 1 0 0 1
93 Sudan 1 0 0 1
94 Malta 0 2 5 7
95 Bahamas 0 2 3 5
96 Iraq 0 2 3 5
97 Serbia 0 2 0 2
98 Malaysia 0 1 4 5
99 Palestine 0 1 2 3
100 Macedonia 0 1 0 1
101 Pakistan 0 1 0 1
102 Papua New Guinea 0 1 0 1
103 Lebanon 0 0 2 2
104 Moldova 0 0 2 2
105 Serbia and Montenegro 0 0 2 2
106 Ecuador 0 0 1 1
107 Laos 0 0 1 1
108 Libya 0 0 1 1
109 Namibia 0 0 1 1
110 Philippines 0 0 1 1
111 Rwanda 0 0 1 1
112 Syria 0 0 1 1
    5990 5801 5756 17547

It should be noted that the total for Germany (3rd overall) includes all medals won by the former Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the German Democratic Republic (DDR)

It should also be noted that, as mentioned in previous posts, the numbers here will on occasion deviate from the totals shown on the International Paralympic Committee historical data-base as a; IPC fail to recognise the Games in Madrid 1992 and b; throughout my research I have discovered results missing from official results books and the IPC database, but have managed to prove their validity. These results have been passed on to IPC, some more than three years ago, but IPC appear to have chosen not to act on this information despite all necessary proof being provided.

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