Sunday, 05 September 2021 10:51

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The Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony signalled the start of the 2021 Games and from there on out, over 500 events across 22 sports will see athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze medals and a lifetime of memories.

Five years ago in Rio it was China who topped the medals table, with Great Britain in second after claiming 64 golds and 147 medals in total.

The same two nations have risen to the top of the medals table this year, with China’s 96 golds so far putting them well clear of Great Britain, on 41.

The United States are third on 37, while the Russian Paralympic Committee and Ukraine make up the top five.

Tokyo Paralympics medal table.

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China 96 60 51 207
2 Great Britain 41 38 45 124
3 USA 37 36 31 104
4 RPC 36 33 49 118
5 Netherlands 25 17 17 59
6 Ukraine 24 47 27 98
7 Brazil 22 20 30 72
8 Australia 21 29 30 80
9 Italy 14 29 26 69
10 Azerbaijan 14 1 4 19
11 Japan 13 15 23 51
12 Germany 13 12 18 43
13 Islamic Republic of Iran 12 11 1 24
14 France 11 15 28 54
15 Spain 9 15 12 36
16 Uzbekistan 8 5 6 19
17 Poland 7 6 12 25
18 Hungary 7 5 4 16
19 Switzerland 7 4 3 14
20 Mexico 7 2 13 22
21 New Zealand 6 3 3 12
22 Israel 6 2 1 9
23 Canada 5 10 6 21
24 India 5 8 6 19
25 Thailand 5 5 8 18
26 Slovakia 5 2 4 11
27 Belarus 5 1 1 7
28 Tunisia 4 5 2 11
29 Algeria 4 4 4 12
30 Morocco 4 4 3 11
31 Belgium 4 3 8 15
32 Ireland 4 2 1 7
33 Nigeria 4 1 5 10
34 South Africa 4 1 2 7
35 Cuba 4 1 1 6
36 Jordan 4 0 1 5
37 Colombia 3 7 14 24
38 Venezuela 3 2 2 7
39 Malaysia 3 2 0 5
40 Denmark 3 1 1 5
41 Republic of Korea 2 10 12 24
42 Turkey 2 4 9 15
43 Indonesia 2 3 4 9
44 Czech Republic 2 3 3 8
45 Chile 2 3 1 6
45 Serbia 2 3 1 6
47 Norway 2 0 2 4
48 Singapore 2 0 0 2
49 Austria 1 5 3 9
50 Sweden 1 5 2 8
51 Greece 1 3 7 11
52 Finland 1 3 1 5
52 Kazakhstan 1 3 1 5
54 United Arab Emirates 1 1 1 3
55 Costa Rica 1 1 0 2
56 Ecuador 1 0 2 3
57 Cyprus 1 0 1 2
57 Sri Lanka 1 0 1 2
59 Ethiopia 1 0 0 1
59 Mongolia 1 0 0 1
59 Pakistan 1 0 0 1
59 Peru 1 0 0 1
63 Argentina 0 5 4 9
64 Egypt 0 5 2 7
65 Croatia 0 3 4 7
66 Latvia 0 3 2 5
67 Georgia 0 3 0 3
68 Hong Kong, China 0 2 3 5
69 Bulgaria 0 2 0 2
70 Iraq 0 1 2 3
71 Kuwait 0 1 1 2
71 Namibia 0 1 1 2
71 Romania 0 1 1 2
71 Slovenia 0 1 1 2
75 Vietnam 0 1 0 1
76 Lithuania 0 0 3 3
77 Portugal 0 0 2 2
78 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 1 1
78 El Salvador 0 0 1 1
78 Kenya 0 0 1 1
78 Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 1
78 Montenegro 0 0 1 1
78 Oman 0 0 1 1
78 Qatar 0 0 1 1
78 Chinese Taipei 0 0 1 1
78 Uganda 0 0 1 1