China at the
Paralympics
Flag of the People
IPC codeCHN
NPCNational Paralympic Committee of China
Websitewww.cdpf.org.cn
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
554
Silver
420
Bronze
325
Total
1,299
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

China first competed at the Paralympic Games in 1984, at the Summer Games in New York City, United States and Stoke Mandeville, United Kingdom. Since the 2004 Athens Games, China has topped the medal table with more gold medals, more silver medals and more medals overall than any other nation at every Summer Paralympics.

As of 2022, China has finished first in the Summer Paralympics fifth times and first once in the Winter Paralympics. With the nation's 10th appearance at the Summer and 6th appearance at the Winter Paralympics, China is the most successful country overall in the Asia region, making them the 3rd most successful country in the All-time Paralympic Games medal table.[1]

Despite having competed at every Winter Games since Salt Lake City in 2002, China did not win a single medal until at the 2018 Winter Paralympics, where China won their first ever gold medal as well as the first medal in the wheelchair curling competition. While four years later at home during the 2022 Winter Paralympics, China won medals at all six sports, topped the medal table, and became the most successful appearance of an Asian nation, as well as China's best appearance at a Winter Paralympics.

Medal by games

See also: All-time Paralympic Games medal table

Medal tables

See also: All-time Paralympic Games medal table

Red border color indicates host nation status.

Medal by sports

Chinese athletes have won medals in most of the current Summer Paralympics sports.
The exceptions are paratriathlon, equestrian, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis and paracanoe.

Summer Games

  Leading in that sport
SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Athletics
18714299428
Swimming pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Swimming
139125105369
Table tennis pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Table tennis
783120129
Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Powerlifting
36262284
Wheelchair fencing pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Wheelchair fencing
34181264
Shooting pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Shooting
1711836
Archery pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Archery
117725
Cycling (track) pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Track cycling
1091231
Judo pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Judo
810725
Wheelchair badminton pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Badminton
53210
Cycling (road) pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Road cycling
36514
Rowing pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Rowing
3216
Sitting volleyball pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Volleyball
3205
Goalball pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Goalball
1405
Boccia pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Boccia
0415
Football 5-a-side pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Football 5-a-side
0101
Wheelchair basketball pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Wheelchair basketball
0101
Taekwondo pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Parataekwondo
0011
Totals (18 sports)5354023021239

Winter Games

  Leading in that sport
SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Cross-country skiing - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Cross-country skiing
76518
Biathlon - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Biathlon
42612
Alpine skiing - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Alpine skiing
39719
Snowboarding - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Snowboarding
33410
Wheelchair curling - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Wheelchair curling
2002
Ice sledge hockey - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Para ice hockey
0011
Totals (6 sports)19202362

Flagbearer

Summer Games

Games Opening Gender Sport Closing Gender Sport
United States 1984 New York
United Kingdom 1984 Stoke Mandeville
Not documented None
South Korea 1988 Seoul
Spain 1992 Barcelona and Madrid
United States 1996 Atlanta Zhao bin M
Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Athletics
Australia 2000 Sydney Zhang Haidong M
Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Powerlifting
Greece 2004 Athens
China 2008 Beijing Wang Xiaofu M
Swimming pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Swimming
United Kingdom 2012 London Zhang Lixin F
Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Athletics
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Rong Jing F
Wheelchair fencing pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Wheelchair fencing
Liu Lei M
Powerlifting pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Powerlifting
Japan 2020 Tokyo Zhou Jiamin F
Archery pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Archery
Zhang Xuemei F
Wheelchair basketball pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Wheelchair basketball
Wang Hao M
Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Athletics
France 2024 Paris Future event
United States 2028 Los Angeles
Australia 2032 Brisbane

Winter Games

Games Opening Gender Sport Closing Gender Sport
United States 2002 Salt Lake City Not documented None
Italy 2006 Turin Zhang Jie M
Cross-country skiing - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Corss-country skiing
Canada 2010 Vancouver-Whistler Cheng Shishuai M
Cross-country skiing - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Corss-country skiing
Russia 2014 Sochi Tian Ye M
Cross-country skiing - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Corss-country skiing
South Korea 2018 PyeongChang Peng Yuanyuan F
Cross-country skiing - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Corss-country skiing
Wang Haitao M
Wheelchair curling - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Wheelchair curling
China 2022 Beijing Wang Zhidong M
Ice sledge hockey - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Para ice hockey
Yang Hongqiong F
Cross-country skiing - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Corss-country skiing
Guo Yujie F
Cross-country skiing - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Corss-country skiing
Italy 2026 Milano-Cortina Future event

Multi medallists

Chinese competitor Yanjian Wu on his way to a silver medal in the T46 1500m event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games.
Chinese competitor Yanjian Wu on his way to a silver medal in the T46 1500m event at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games.

Athletes who have won more than three gold medals or five medals:

No. Athlete Sport Years Games Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Xu Qing Swimming 2008–2016 3 M 10 0 1 11
2 Zhang Xiaoling Table tennis 1988–2008 6 M 9 1 2 12
3 Liu Jing Table tennis 2008-2020 4 F 8 0 0 8
4 Hu Daoliang Wheelchair fencing 2004-2020 5 M 7 4 1 12
5 He Junquan Swimming 2000–2012 4 M 7 3 2 12
6 Feng Panfeng Table tennis 2008-2020 4 M 7 0 1 8
7 Zhang Bian Table tennis 2008-2020 4 F 7 0 0 7
8 Mi Na Athletics (field) 2008–2020 4 F 6 3 0 9
9 Zheng Tao Swimming 2012–2020 3 M 6 1 2 9
9 Du Jianping Swimming 2004–2012 3 M 6 1 2 9
11 Sun Hai Tao Athletics (track) 1996–2004 3 M 6 1 1 8
11 Rong Jing Wheelchair fencing 2016-2020 2 F 6 1 1 8
13 Zhang Li Swimming 2016-2020 2 F 6 1 0 7
14 Zhou Ying Table tennis 2008-2020 4 F 6 0 0 6
14 Guo Wei Athletics (field) 2004–2008 2 M 6 0 0 6
16 Yang Bozun Swimming 2008–2020 4 M 5 6 5 16
17 Zhou Hongzhuan Athletics (track) 2008–2020 4 F 5 4 3 12
18 Lu Dong Swimming 2012-2020 3 F 5 2 0 7
19 Huang Lisha Athletics (track) 2008–2012 2 F 5 1 1 7
20 Huang Wenpan Swimming 2016 1 M 5 1 0 6
20 Wen Xiaoyan Athletics (track) 2016–2020 2 F 5 1 0 6
22 Yao Juan Athletics (field) 2000–2020 6 F 5 0 0 5
22 Zhang Lixin Athletics (track) 2008–2012 2 M 5 0 0 5
24 Li Duan Athletics (field) 2000–2012 4 M 4 2 2 8
25 Sun Gang Wheelchair fencing 2016-2020 2 M 4 2 1 7
25 Liu Cuiqing Athletics (track) 2016–2020 2 F 4 2 1 7
27 Zou Liankang Swimming 2016-2020 2 M 4 2 0 6
27 Liu Wenjun Athletics (track) 2008–2016 3 F 4 2 0 6
27 Pan Shiyun Swimming 2012–2016 2 M 4 2 0 6
30 Li Qiang Athletics (track) 2000–2008 3 M 4 1 0 5
30 Li Huzhao Athletics (track) 2008–2016 3 M 4 1 0 5
30 Wang Fang Athletics (track) 2004–2008 2 F 4 1 0 5
33 Zhao Shuai Table tennis 2012-2020 3 M 4 0 0 4
33 Xue Juan Table tennis 2016-2020 2 F 4 0 0 4
33 Mao Jingdian Table tennis 2012-2020 3 F 4 0 0 4
33 Liu Lei Powerlifting 2008–2020 4 M 4 0 0 4
33 Zhou Xia Athletics (track) 2016–2020 2 F 4 0 0 4
33 Zou Lijuan Athletics (field) 2016–2020 2 F 4 0 0 4
33 Yang Yang Swimming 2012–2016 2 M 4 0 0 4
40 Xu Hong Yan Athletics (track) 1996–2004 3 F 3 3 0 6
41 Wu Qing Athletics (field) 2008–2016 3 F 3 2 1 6
42 Xia Dong Athletics (field) 2008–2012 2 M 3 2 0 5
43 Wang Yinan Swimming 2012–2016 2 M 3 1 2 6
44 Zheng Baozhu Athletics (field) 2004–2008 2 F 3 0 1 4
45 Shi Yiting Athletics (track) 2016-2020 2 F 3 0 0 3
45 Fu Taoying Powerlifting 2004–2012 3 F 3 0 0 3
45 Yuan Yanping Judo 2008–2016 3 F 3 0 0 3
45 Wang Zhiming Athletics (field) 2012 1 F 3 0 0 3
45 Feng Yanke Wheelchair fencing 2016-2020 2 M 3 0 0 3
45 Cheng Jiao Swimming 2016 1 F 3 0 0 3
51 Li Yansong Athletics (track) 2004–2012 3 M 2 3 2 7
52 Wang Jiachao Swimming 2008–2012 2 M 1 3 1 5
53 Jiang Shengnan Swimming 2012–2016 2 F 1 0 4 5

Multi medals at single Games

This is a list of Chinese athletes who have won at least two gold medals in a single Games. Ordered categorically by gold medals earned, sports then year.

No. Athlete Sport Year Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Huang Wenpan Swimming 2016 M 5 1 0 6
2 Du Jianping Swimming 2008 M 4 1 1 6
3 He Junquan Swimming 2004 M 4 0 0 4
Yang Yang Swimming 2012 M 4 0 0 4
5 Yang Bozun Swimming 2012 M 3 2 1 5
6 Wang Yinan Swimming 2012 M 3 1 1 5
7 Li Huzhao Athletics 2008 M 3 1 0 4
Zou Liankang Swimming 2016 M 3 1 0 4
9 Sun Hai Tao Athletics 1996 M 3 0 0 3
Huang Lisha Athletics 2008 F 3 0 0 3
Wang Zhiming Athletics 2012 M 3 0 0 3
Cheng Jiao Swimming 2016 F 3 0 0 3
Rong Jing Wheelchair fencing 2016 F 3 0 0 3
14 Pan Shiyun Swimming 2012 M 2 2 0 4
15 Zhou Hongzhuan Athletics 2012 F 2 1 1 4
16 Li Qiang Athletics 2000 M 2 1 0 3
Wang Fang Athletics 2004 F 2 1 0 3
Xia Dong Athletics 2008 M 2 1 0 3
Liu Fuliang Athletics 2012 M 2 1 0 3
Liu Ping Athletics 2012 F 2 1 0 3
Liu Wenjun Athletics 2016 F 2 1 0 3
Peng Qiuping Swimming 2016 F 2 1 0 3
23 Zhang Xiaoling Table tennis 1996 F 2 0 1 3
Duan Qifeng Athletics 2004 M 2 0 1 3
25 Zhang Zhen Athletics 2008 M 2 0 0 2
Yang Liwan Athletics 2012 F 2 0 0 2
Xia Jiangbo Swimming 2012 F 2 0 0 2
Zhou Jiamin Archery 2016 F 2 0 0 2
Zou Lihong Athletics 2016 F 2 0 0 2

Multi medals at a single event

This is a list of Chinese athletes who have won at least two gold medals in a single event at the Summer Paralympics. Ordered categorically by medals earned, sports then gold medals earned.

No. Athlete Sport Event Years Games Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Zhang Xiaoling Table tennis Women's singles 1992–2008 6 F 3 0 2 9
Women's team 1992–2004 4 0 0
2 Hou Bin Athletics High jump 1996–2004 3 M 3 0 0 3
Yuan Yanping Judo Women's +70 kg 2008–2016 3 F 3 0 0 3
Xu Qing Swimming Men's 50m butterfly 2008–2016 3 M 3 0 0 3
Zhou Ying Table tennis Women's singles 2008–2012 2 F 3 0 0 3
6 Li Duan Athletics Triple jump 2000–2012 4 M 2 2 0 4
7 Sun Hai Tao Athletics Discus throw 1996–2004 3 M 2 1 0 3
Xu Hong Yan Athletics Discus throw 1996–2004 3 M 2 1 0 3
9 Cui Yanfeng Athletics 4 × 400 m relay 2008, 2016 3 M 2 0 0 2
Fan Liang Athletics Discus throw 2004–2008 2 M 2 0 0 2
Wu Yancong Athletics High jump 2000–2004 2 M 2 0 0 2
Yao Juan Athletics Javelin throw 2000, 2008 3 F 2 0 0 2
Wu Qing Athletics Discus throw 2008–2012 3 F 2 0 0 2
Zhu Pengkai Athletics Javelin throw 2008–2012 2 M 2 0 0 2

See also

References

  1. ^ "Paralympic Results & Historical Records". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 2022-03-12.