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Summer Paralympics 2020

The 2020 Summer Paralympics marked as Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, were a significant global multi-sport parasports occasion represented by the International Paralympic Committee. It was the sixteenth Summer Paralympic Games and was held in Tokyo, Japan between 24 August and 5 September 2021.

The occasion was earlier intended to happen on 25 August to 6 September 2020, however deferred to 2021 alongside the 2020 Summer Olympics in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like in the Olympics, the highly sensitive situation occurring in Tokyo and the occasion was held totally in secret with no actual crowd permitted.[c] For promoting purposes, the occasion was marked as Tokyo 2020 regardless of occurring in 2021. This was the second Summer Paralympics facilitated by Tokyo since the 1964 Games, and the third time the Paralympics were at any point held so far in Japan since the 1998 Winter Paralympics. Tokyo was the primary city to have the Paralympics more than once.

The Paralympics supplanted cruising and 7-a-side football with badminton and taekwondo.

China bested the award table for the fifth sequential games, with 96 golds and 207 complete decorations. Extraordinary Britain completed second for the 10th time, with 41 golds and 124 absolute decorations. The United States completed third, with 37 golds, their best completion since the 2008 games, and 104 all out awards. The Russian Paralympic Committee completed fourth, with an aggregate of 36 golds and 118 absolute decorations, placing them in third spot when positioned by all out awards.

Host city Tokyo, Japan
Motto United by Emotion[a]
Nations 163
Athletes 4,537
Events 539 in 22 sports
Opening 24 August 2021
Closing 5 September 2021
Opened by Emperor Naruhito
Cauldron Yui Kamiji
Karin Morisaki
Shunsuke Uchida
Stadium Japan National Stadium

Sports

Participating Nationals

  • Afghanistan (2)
  • Algeria (57)
  • Angola (2)
  • Argentina (57)
  • Armenia (1)
  • Aruba (1)
  • Australia (174)
  • Austria (25)
  • Azerbaijan (36)
  • Bahrain (2)
  • Barbados (1)
  • Belarus (19)
  • Belgium (34)
  • Benin (2)
  • Bermuda (1)
  • Bhutan (3)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (16)
  • Botswana (2)
  • Brazil (258)
  • Bulgaria (4)
  • Burkina Faso (2)
  • Burundi (2)
  • Cambodia (1)
  • Cameroon (3)
  • Canada (130)
  • Cape Verde (2)
  • Central African Republic (1)
  • Chile (19)
  • China (255)
  • Colombia (61)
  • Costa Rica (9)
  • Croatia (22)
  • Cuba (17)
  • Cyprus (3)
  • Czech Republic (29)
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (2)
  • Denmark (25)
  • Dominican Republic (5)
  • Ecuador (8)
  • Egypt (49)
  • El Salvador (3)
  • Estonia (5)
  • Ethiopia (3)
  • Faroe Islands (1)
  • Fiji (2)
  • Finland (17)
  • France (143)
  • Gabon (2)
  • The Gambia (2)
  • Georgia (14)
  • Germany (137)
  • Ghana (3)
  • Great Britain (221)
  • Greece (46)
  • Grenada (2)
  • Guatemala (2)
  • Guinea (2)
  • Guinea-Bissau (2)
  • Guyana (1)
  • Haiti (1)
  • Honduras (1)
  • Hong Kong (24)
  • Hungary (39)
  • Iceland (6)
  • India (54)
  • Indonesia (23)
  • Iran (62)
  • Iraq (19)
  • Ireland (31)
  • Israel (33)
  • Italy (113)
  • Ivory Coast (3)
  • Jamaica (4)
  • Japan (260) (host)
  • Jordan (10)
  • Kazakhstan (26)
  • Kenya (9)
  • Kuwait (3)
  • Kyrgyzstan (2)
  • Laos (1)
  • Latvia (7)
  • Lebanon (1)
  • Lesotho (1)
  • Liberia (2)
  • Libya (2)
  • Lithuania (11)
  • Luxembourg (1)
  • Madagascar (1)
  • Malawi (1)
  • Malaysia (22)
  • Maldives (2)
  • Mali (2)
  • Malta (2)
  • Mauritius (4)
  • Mexico (60)
  • Moldova (6)
  • Mongolia (4)
  • Montenegro (5)
  • Morocco (37)
  • Mozambique (2)
  • Namibia (3)
  • Nepal (1)
  • Netherlands (74)
  • New Zealand (29)
  • Nicaragua (2)
  • Niger (2)
  • Nigeria (22)
  • North Macedonia (1)
  • Norway (15)
  • Oman (3)
  • Pakistan (2)
  • Palestine (2)
  • Panama (3)
  • Papua New Guinea (2)
  • Paraguay (2)
  • Peru (11)
  • Philippines (4)
  • Poland (93)
  • Portugal (34)
  • Puerto Rico (3)
  • Qatar (2)
  • Refugee Paralympic Team (6)
  • Republic of the Congo (2)
  • Romania (9)
  • RPC (246)[b]
  • Rwanda (14)
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1)
  • São Tomé and Príncipe (1)
  • Saudi Arabia (7)
  • Senegal (3)
  • Serbia (20)
  • Sierra Leone (2)
  • Singapore (10)
  • Slovakia (27)
  • Slovenia (7)
  • Solomon Islands (3)
  • Somalia (1)
  • South Africa (34)
  • South Korea (86)
  • Spain (134)
  • Sri Lanka (9)
  • Sweden (29)
  • Switzerland (21)
  • Syria (3)
  • Chinese Taipei (10)
  • Tajikistan (1)
  • Tanzania (2)
  • Thailand (74)
  • Togo (1)
  • Tunisia (25)
  • Turkey (87)
  • Uganda (4)
  • Ukraine (138)
  • United Arab Emirates (12)
  • United States (242)
  • Uruguay (2)
  • Uzbekistan (44)
  • Venezuela (27)
  • Vietnam (7)
  • Virgin Islands (1)
  • Yemen (2)
  • Zambia (1)
  • Zimbabwe (2)

Calendar

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Gold medal events CC Closing ceremony
August/September 2021 August September Events
24th
Tue
25th
Wed
26th
Thu
27th
Fri
28th
Sat
29th
Sun
30th
Mon
31st
Tue
1st
Wed
2nd
Thu
3rd
Fri
4th
Sat
5th
Sun
Ceremonies OC CC N/A
Archery 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 9
Athletics 13 16 19 17 21 17 18 17 24 5 167
Badminton 7 7 14
Boccia 4 3 7
Cycling Road 19 6 5 4 51
Track 4 5 5 3
Equestrian (dressage) 3 2 1 5 11
Football 5-a-side 1 1
Goalball 2 2
Judo 4 4 5 13
Paracanoe 4 5 9
Paratriathlon 4 4 8
Powerlifting 4 4 4 4 4 20
Rowing 4 4
Shooting 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 13
Sitting volleyball 1 1 2
Swimming 16 14 14 14 13 15 14 15 15 16 146
Table tennis 5 8 8 5 5 31
Taekwondo 2 2 2 6
Wheelchair basketball 1 1 2
Wheelchair fencing 4 4 2 4 2 16
Wheelchair rugby 1 1
Wheelchair tennis 1 1 2 2 6
Daily medal events 24 30 44 55 62 54 58 45 48 55 49 15 539
Cumulative total 24 54 98 153 215 269 327 372 420 475 524 539
August/September 2021 24th
Tue
25th
Wed
26th
Thu
27th
Fri
28th
Sat
29th
Sun
30th
Mon
31st
Tue
1st
Wed
2nd
Thu
3rd
Fri
4th
Sat
5th
Sun
Total events
August September

Medal Table

 
Rank NPC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China 96 60 51 207
2 Great Britain 41 38 45 124
3 United States 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 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 South 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
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
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
Sri Lanka 1 0 1 2
59 Ethiopia 1 0 0 1
Mongolia 1 0 0 1
Pakistan 1 0 0 1
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 0 2 3 5
69 Bulgaria 0 2 0 2
70 Iraq 0 1 2 3
71 Kuwait 0 1 1 2
Namibia 0 1 1 2
Romania 0 1 1 2
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
Chinese Taipei 0 0 1 1
El Salvador 0 0 1 1
Kenya 0 0 1 1
Montenegro 0 0 1 1
Oman 0 0 1 1
 Qatar 0 0 1 1
Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 1
Uganda 0 0 1 1
Totals (86 NPCs) 539 540 589 1668

Venues

Heritage Zone

Japan National Stadium – Athletics, Opening and closing ceremonies
Nippon Budokan – Judo
Tokyo Equestrian Park – Equestrian
Tokyo International Forum – Powerlifting
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium – Table tennis
Yoyogi National Stadium – Badminton, Wheelchair rugby[60]

Tokyo Bay Zone

Aomi Urban Sports Venue – Football 5-a-side
Ariake Arena – Wheelchair basketball (main venue)
Ariake Tennis Park – Wheelchair tennis
Dream Island Archery Park – Archery
Makuhari Messe – Goalball, Sitting volleyball, Taekwondo, Wheelchair fencing
Odaiba Marine Park – Paratriathlon
Tokyo Aquatics Centre – Swimming
Olympic Gymnastics Centre – Boccia
Sea Forest Waterway – Rowing, Paracanoe

Venues outside 10 km area

Musashino Forest Sports Plaza – Wheelchair basketball (preliminaries)
Asaka Shooting Range – Shooting
Izu Velodrome – Track cycling
Fuji Speedway – Road cycling

Non-competition venues

Harumi Futo – Paralympic Village
Tokyo Big Sight Conference Tower – International Media and Broadcast Centre