You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

How many medals have GB won at the Paralympics? Latest Tokyo 2020 medal table and how ParalympicsGB have done

The i 8/28/2021 Alex Finnis

Great Britain and Northern Ireland are the second most successful nation in the history of the Paralympics.

The Games actually originated in England – they were borne out of the Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Games, devised by Dr Ludwig Guttmann for soldiers with spinal cord injuries after the Second World War.

Since then, the Paralympics have generated dozens of households names, including cyclist Dame Sarah Storey, swimmer Ellie Simmonds and sprinter Jonnie Peacock, all of whom are competing in Japan.

Dame Sarah claimed ParalympicGB’s first gold medal of the Tokyo 2020 Games – a remarkable 15th of her career – by cycling to victory in the C5 3,000m individual pursuit.

ParalympicsGB have never finished outside the top five in the history of the Games, and have not finished outside the top three since 1996.

UK Sport has set the medal target between 100 and 140 this year.

They secured 147 total medals in Rio five years ago, including 64 golds, and 120 at London 2012, 34 of which were gold.

Medal tables

Here is the current breakdown of ParalympicsGB’s medals:

Here is the Paralympics medal table in full:

Paralympics schedule

A full competition schedule can be found here.

There are 23 sports in total in the Games, with badminton and taekwondo appearing for the first time.

Shooting returns to the Paralympic programme at Tokyo 2020 alongside two sports that made their debut in Rio: canoe and triathlon.

Paralympic sports

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Boccia
  • Canoe sprint
  • Cycling road
  • Cycling track
  • Equestrian
  • Football five-a-side
  • Goalball
  • Judo
  • Powerlifting
  • Rowing
  • Shooting
  • Sitting volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Triathlon
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • Wheelchair fencing
  • Wheelchair rugby
  • Wheelchair tennis

How to watch

Channel 4 will be showing live action across 16 live streams throughout the 12 days of the Games – including on its TV channels – meaning you can expect near wall-to-wall coverage.

The channel will host more than 1,300 hours of coverage from Tokyo, Leeds and London.

More 4 will be a dedicated team-sports channel for the first time, showing wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby matches.  

The channels will also have more accessible content than ever before – 100 per cent of C4 and M4 coverage will have subtitles, as well as over 500 hours of streamed content.

Comedy and talk show The Last Leg, featuring Adam Hills and Josh Widdecombe, will also be placed at the heart of the channel’s primetime schedule throughout the Games.


More From The i

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon