Athletics at the 2020 Summer Paralympics

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2020 Summer Paralympics
Venue Tokyo National Stadium
Dates27 August – 5 September 2021
Competitors1100 in 168 events from 129 nations
2016
2024

Athletics at the 2020 Summer Paralympics were held in the National Stadium in Tokyo. There was 167 medal events: 93 for men, 73 for women and one mixed event. It was the largest contest of the Games programme regarding athlete numbers and medal events to be scheduled. [1]

Contents

The 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They kept the 2020 name and were instead held from 24 August to 5 September 2021. [2] [3]

Classification and events

Participating athletes are given a classification depending on their disabilities (T denotes track events, F denotes field events). They are categorised into seven different classifications: [4] [5]

Event summary table

Athletics at the 2020 Summer Paralympics - Men's Events
Classification
Event
Visual ImpairmentIDCerebral Palsy athletes
T32-34 Wheelchair : T35-38 Ambulant
RGAmputee athletesWheelchair athletes
Spinal injuries
Prosthesis athletes
T11T12T13T20T32T33T34T35T36T37T38T40T41T42T43T44T45T46T47T51T52T53T54T55T56T57T61T62T63T64
F11F12F13F20F32F33F34F35F36F37F38F40F41F42F43F44F45F46F47F51F52F53F54F55F56F57F61F62F63F64
Track events
100 metres >>>>
200 metres
400 metres >>>> >>
800 metres >>
1500 metres >> >> >> >> >>
5000 metres >> >>
Marathon >> >> >>>>
Field events
High Jump >>>>
Long Jump >>>>
Shot Put >> >> >> >>
Discus >> >>>> >>
Javelin >> >> >> >> >> >> >>>>>>
Club throw
Athletics at the 2020 Summer Paralympics - Women's Events
Classification
Event
Visual ImpairmentIDCerebral Palsy athletes
T32-34 Wheelchair : T35-38 Ambulant
RGAmputee athletesWheelchair athletes
Spinal injuries
Prosthesis athletes
T11T12T13T20T32T33T34T35T36T37T38T40T41T42T43T44T45T46T47T51T52T53T54T55T56T57T61T62T63T64
F11F12F13F20F32F33F34F35F36F37F38F40F41F42F43F44F45F46F47F51F52F53F54F55F56F57F61F62F63F64
Track events
100 metres >> >>>>
200 metres >>>>
400 metres >>>>
800 metres >>
1500 metres >> >>
5000 metres >>
Marathon >> >>
Field events
Long Jump >>>>
Shot Put >> >>
Discus Throw >> >> >>>> >> >> >>
Javelin >> >> >> >> >>
Club throw
Key:
  • ID : Classifications for intellectual disability
  • RG : Les Autres classification, including dwarfism and restricted growth
  •  : Event in this classification
  • >> : Competitors in this classification may take part in event for the next competed classification, e.g. T33 may compete in T34 event, or both T35 and T36 athletes may compete in a T37 event.

Qualification

Participating nations

As of June 2021. [6]

Schedule

Finals
August / September 272829303112345
Final 1316191621171817255
Cumulative Total1329486485102120137162167

Medal table

Two silver medals were awarded for a second-place tie in the men's high jump T47 athletics event. No bronze medal was awarded as a result.

Two bronze medals were awarded for a third-place tie in the men's 100 metres T64 athletics event.

Due to the disqualification of two participants, a bronze medal was not awarded in the women's 100 metres T11 athletics event.

Source (167 Gold, 168 Silver, 166 Bronze) : [7]

RankNPCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 27131151
2Russian Paralympic Committee flag (2021).svg  RPC 12131338
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States 10171441
4Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 951024
5Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 891128
6Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland 73212
7Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 615324
8Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 56011
9Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 53311
10Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 5229
11Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 47819
12Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 45615
13Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 45211
14Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 44210
15Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 4419
16Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 4239
17Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan 4116
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 4116
19Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 34310
20Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 33612
21Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 3238
22Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 3227
23Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 3216
24Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 3126
25Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 2428
26Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 2158
27Flag of India.svg  India 1528
28Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1449
29Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 13711
30Flag of France.svg  France 1348
31Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 1315
32Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 1214
33Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 1124
34Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 1102
35Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 1023
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 1023
37Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 1012
38Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 1001
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 1001
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 1001
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 1001
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 1001
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 1001
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1001
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 1001
46Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 0235
47Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 0224
48Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 0202
49Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 0123
50Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 0112
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 0112
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 0112
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 0112
54Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 0101
55Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 0022
56Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 0011
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 0011
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 0011
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 0011
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 0011
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 0011
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 0011
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 0011
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 0011
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 0011
Totals (65 NPCs)167168166501

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