China Sets Paralympic Record With 92 Swimming Medals, 37 Gold

2016 RIO PARALYMPIC GAMES

  • Wednesday, September 7 – Sunday, September 18, 2016
  • Swimming: Thursday, September 8 – Saturday, September 17, 2016
  • Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Prelims 9:30 AM / Finals 5:30 PM (local time)
  • IPC World Records
  • Live stream links: NBC / IPC
  • Schedule/Results

China has been crushing the Paralympic swimming medal table all week, and finished the 2016 Rio Paralympics with what is believed to be the most swimming medals in Paralympic history.

China took home 37 golds, 30 silvers and 25 bronzes for a whopping 92 total medals. Though data isn’t available for every Paralympic event, the highest number we’ve been able to find is 65 from the Netherlands at the 1976 Paralympics in Montreal.

The Netherlands earned 38 golds in that meet, just edging out China’s 2016 total of 37.

Ukraine also had a historic run in total medals, nabbing 74 in all, 25 of them gold. Great Britain and Northern Ireland finished firmly in third in the medal tables, leading the U.S. in golds (16-14) and total medals (47-37).

Final 2016 Paralympic Medal Table

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
 China 37 30 25 92
 Ukraine 25 24 25 74
 Great Britain 16 16 15 47
 USA 14 14 9 37
 Australia 9 10 10 29
 Belarus 7 0 1 8
 Spain 6 8 3 17
 New Zealand 6 2 2 10
 Brazil 4 7 8 19
Netherlands 4 6 11 21
 Canada 4 2 2 8
 South Korea 4 1 0 5
 Italy 2 8 3 13
 Uzbekistan 2 4 6 12
 Norway 2 1 3 6
 Singapore 2 0 1 3
 Colombia 1 4 2 7
 Hungary 1 2 5 8
 Sweden 1 2 2 5
 Czech Republic 1 1 1 3
 Cuba 1 0 1 2
 Greece 1 0 0 1
 Hong Kong 1 0 0 1
 Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1
 South Africa 1 0 0 1
 Azerbaijan 0 3 0 3
 Japan 0 2 5 7
 Germany 0 2 1 3
 France 0 1 2 3
 Poland 0 1 1 2
 Vietnam 0 1 0 1
 Mexico 0 0 4 4
 Austria 0 0 1 1
 Denmark 0 0 1 1
 Ireland 0 0 1 1
 Israel 0 0 1 1

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After a slow start Canada finally put a gap in between them & Russia . Not so Germany – just barely ahead. Are there not legions of disabled descendants of the DDR sport machine lingering in bleak Dresden apartments & why has Germany not offered them the oportunity to follow in their ancestors path? Whilst a few things might be missing / warped on their dna chain there would still be plenty there that would allow sporting success. I have seen footage of The third Reich giving injured / disabled soldiers a pretty solid swim therapy workout – so Germany you have the data ( not to even mention Mengele’s experiments ) ..This surely looks to be a human rights… Read more »
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