Athletics
at the XIV Paralympic Games
VenueOlympic Stadium
The Mall
Dates31 August – 9 September 2012
Competitors1133 (759 men, 374 women) from 141 nations
2008
2016

Athletics events at the 2012 Summer Paralympics were held in the Olympic Stadium and in The Mall in London, United Kingdom, from 31 August to 9 September 2012.[1]

Classification

Athletes were given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allowed athletes to compete against others with a similar level of function.

The athletics classifications are:

The class numbers were given prefixes of "T", "F" and "P" for track, field and pentathlon events, respectively.

Visually impaired athletes classified 11 run with full eye shades and a guide runner; those classified 12 have the option of using a guide; those classified 13 did not use a guide runner. Guide runners were awarded medals alongside their athletes.

Participating nations

1133 athletes from 141 nations competed.

Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)33292486
2 Russia (RUS)1912536
3 Great Britain (GBR)1171129
4 United States (USA)961328
5 Tunisia (TUN)95519
6 Ukraine (UKR)87722
7 Brazil (BRA)78318
8 Cuba (CUB)74011
9 Poland (POL)67518
10 Australia (AUS)591327
11 Iran (IRI)55313
12 Germany (GER)531018
13 South Africa (RSA)47617
14 Algeria (ALG)46616
15 France (FRA)44513
16 Ireland (IRL)4116
17 Spain (ESP)3205
18 Morocco (MAR)3036
19 Italy (ITA)2316
20 Mexico (MEX)2259
21 Kenya (KEN)2226
22 Serbia (SRB)2103
23 Austria (AUT)2035
24 Finland (FIN)2013
25 Canada (CAN)1539
26 Netherlands (NED)1427
 Switzerland (SUI)1427
28 Azerbaijan (AZE)1124
29 Belgium (BEL)1113
30 Latvia (LAT)1102
 Namibia (NAM)1102
32 Angola (ANG)1012
 Denmark (DEN)1012
34 Chile (CHI)1001
 Fiji (FIJ)1001
 Jamaica (JAM)1001
37 Japan (JPN)0314
38 Croatia (CRO)0224
 Thailand (THA)0224
40 Bulgaria (BUL)0213
 Czech Republic (CZE)0213
 South Korea (KOR)0213
43 Greece (GRE)0145
44 Egypt (EGY)0123
45 Iraq (IRQ)0112
 United Arab Emirates (UAE)0112
47 Colombia (COL)0101
 Ethiopia (ETH)0101
 Hong Kong (HKG)0101
 India (IND)0101
 Saudi Arabia (KSA)0101
 Sweden (SWE)0101
53 Belarus (BLR)0022
54 Argentina (ARG)0011
 Hungary (HUN)0011
 Malaysia (MAS)0011
 Nigeria (NGR)0011
 Norway (NOR)0011
 Portugal (POR)0011
 Sri Lanka (SRI)0011
 Venezuela (VEN)0011
Totals (61 nations)170170170510

Medalists

Main article: Athletics at the 2012 Summer Paralympics T/F11–13

Main article: Athletics at the 2012 Summer Paralympics T/F20

Main article: Athletics at the 2012 Summer Paralympics T/F31–38

Main article: Athletics at the 2012 Summer Paralympics F40

Main article: Athletics at the 2012 Summer Paralympics T/F42–46

Main article: Athletics at the 2012 Summer Paralympics T/F51–58

Events

For each of the events below, medals are contested for one or more of the above classifications.

Track Events
Field Events

See also

References

  1. ^ "Paralympic Athletics". London 2012 website. Retrieved 5 June 2011.