Rio 2016 Paralympics medal table: how many medals did GB win at the last Paralympic Games compared to Tokyo?

Great Britain’s medal haul for Tokyo, Rio, London and Beijing Paralympics compared

Great Britain have surpassed the 100 medal mark at the Paralympics 2021.

As the clock ticks down on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, GB are positioned behind leaders China in the overall medal table.

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The 227 athletes who have represented Britain over the past two weeks in Japan have been hungry for medals in their respective sports.

Many have achieved a place on the podium - be it gold, silver or bronze - while all of them have carried the torch for Paralympics competition.

The GB team has been full of experienced campaigners like Sarah Storey and Ellie Simmonds, inspirational stories like Ellie Robinson and newcomers.

But how does this year’s medal tally compare to those of GB teams at Rio, London and Beijing?

How many medals did Paralympics GB win at Rio 2016?

Following the highs of a home Games with London 2012, there was a lot of talk around legacy and if the momentum built up four years ago would still be felt.

The Olympic and Paralympic teams shone in Brazil, though.

Great Britain’s Paralympics team returned with a whopping 147 medals - 64 gold, 39 silver and 44 bronze medals - more than they achieved at London 2012.

The Paralympics GB team also went one better in the medal table, taking second behind first placed China - who claimed 107 golds and 239 medals overall.

What was the overall Rio 2016 Paralympics medal table?

  1. China - 239 medals - 107 golds, 81 silvers, 51 bronze
  2. Great Britain - 147 medals - 64 golds, 39 silvers, 44 bronze
  3. Ukraine - 117 medals - 41 golds, 37 silvers, 39 bronze
  4. United States - 115 medals - 40 golds, 44 silvers, 31 bronze
  5. Australia - 81 medals - 22 golds, 30 silvers, 29 bronze
  6. Germany - 57 medals - 18 golds, 25 silvers, 14 bronze
  7. Netherlands - 62 medals - 17 golds, 19 silvers, 26 bronze
  8. Brazil - 72 medals - 14 golds, 29 silvers, 29 bronze
  9. Italy - 39 medals - 10 golds, 14 silvers, 15 bronze
  10. Poland - 39 medals - 9 golds, 18 silvers, 12 bronze

How many medals did Paralympics GB win at London 2012?

A home Games inspired GB’s Paralympians to 120 medals in all, of which 34 were gold, 43 silver and 43 bronze.

Large crowds cheered GB on through the Paralympics which showcased athletes’ ability as well as their personalities.

Highlights include Storey and David Weir claiming four golds each, while Jonnie Peacock broke the T44 world record to take gold at the age of 19.

What was the overall London 2012 Paralympics medal table?

  1. China - 231 medals - 95 golds, 71 silvers, 65 bronze
  2. Russia - 102 medals - 36 golds, 38 silvers, 28 bronze
  3. Great Britain - 120 medals - 34 golds, 43 silvers, 43 bronze
  4. Ukraine - 84 medals - 32 golds, 24 silvers, 28 bronze
  5. Australia - 85 medals - 32 golds, 23 silvers, 30 bronze
  6. United States - 98 medals - 31 golds, 29 silvers, 38 bronze
  7. Brazil - 43 medals - 21 golds, 14 silvers, 8 bronze
  8. Germany - 66 medals - 18 golds, 26 silvers, 22 bronze
  9. Poland - 36 medals - 14 golds, 13 silvers, 9 bronze
  10. Netherlands - 39 medals - 10 golds, 10 silvers, 19 bronze

How many medals did Paralympics GB win at Beijing 2008?

With London 2012 waiting in the wings, GB’s Paralympians smashed the 100 medal barrier in Beijing to claim second place in the overall standings.

A haul of 42 golds, 29 silvers and 31 bronze medals was only beaten by host nation China, with GB well ahead of the rest of the competing nations.

Among many highs, swimmer Ellie Simmonds claimed 100m and 400m freestyle gold medals in the pool at the age of 13 - the youngest member of the GB team.

What was the overall Beijing 2008 Paralympics medal table?

  1. China - 211 medals - 89 golds, 70 silvers, 52 bronze
  2. Great Britain - 102 medals - 42 golds, 29 silvers, 31 bronze
  3. United States - 36 medals - 35 golds, 28 silvers, 99 bronze
  4. Ukraine - 74 medals - 24 golds, 18 silvers, 32 bronze
  5. Australia - 79 medals - 23 golds, 29 silvers, 27 bronze
  6. South Africa - 30 medals - 21 golds, 3 silvers, 6 bronze
  7. Canada - 50 medals - 19 golds, 10 silvers, 21 bronze
  8. Russia - 63 medals - 18 golds, 23 silvers, 22 bronze
  9. Brazil - 47 medals - 16 golds, 14 silvers, 17 bronze
  10. Spain - 58 medals - 15 golds, 21 silvers, 22 bronze