On September 5, 2021, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games have officially come to an end with the closing ceremony, which transferred the torch to Beijing for the Winter Paralympic Games 2022 and the 2024 Summer Paralympic Games in Paris. 

Tokyo has been the first city to host two Paralympic Games since the city held the 1964 Paralympics. 22 different sports, as well as wheelchair basketball, included athletes with impairments from across the world competing for gold medals.

In 1960, the inaugural Paralympics were held in Rome, and thus, the 2021 Paralympics was the 16th edition. Nearly 5,000 athletes from 163 countries competed in this edition. During the Summer Paralympics 2020, there were a number of remarkable stories that were told and seen.

Paralympics 2021: Final medal count in Tokyo

When the Olympics were held in Rio five years ago, China won the most medals, with Great Britain coming in second. Team China was leading the final medal count in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games until the last day when the United States prevailed and finished with the most medals of any nation.

However, the Chinese Paralympic Team has finally climbed the top to the most medals won, having grabbed a total of 207 medals, 96 of which gold, 60 silver, and 51 bronze. Great Britain concluded the Paralympics in second place with 124 medals, 41 of which were gold, 38 silver, and 45 bronze medals.

The Russian Paralympic Committee ended in third with six medals less than the second-placed (36 gold, 33 silver, 49 bronze, and 118 total). In addition, the United States and Ukraine round out the top five, with Australia coming in below them in sixth.

Rank

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