Goalball at the Summer Paralympics
Governing bodyIBSA
Events2 (men: 1; women: 1)
Games
Note: demonstration sport years indicated in italics

  • Medalists
Men's goalball match of China (left) vs United States (right) at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Men's goalball match of China (left) vs United States (right) at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Goalball tournaments have been staged at the Paralympic Games since 1976, after being demonstrated in 1972.

Medal winners

Men

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1976 Toronto  Austria  West Germany  Denmark
1980 Arnhem  West Germany  United States  Netherlands
1984 New York City  United States  Egypt  Yugoslavia
1988 Seoul  Yugoslavia  United States  Egypt
1992 Barcelona  Italy  Finland  Egypt
1996 Atlanta  Finland  Canada  Spain
2000 Sydney  Denmark  Lithuania  Sweden
2004 Athens  Denmark  Sweden  United States
2008 Beijing  China  Lithuania  Sweden
2012 London  Finland  Brazil  Turkey
2016 Rio  Lithuania  United States  Brazil
2020 Tokyo  Brazil  China  Lithuania

Women

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1984 New York City  United States  Canada  Denmark
1988 Seoul  Denmark  United States  Canada
1992 Barcelona  Finland  Denmark  Canada
1996 Atlanta  Germany  Finland  United States
2000 Sydney  Canada  Spain  Sweden
2004 Athens  Canada  United States  Japan
2008 Beijing  United States  China  Denmark
2012 London  Japan  China  Sweden
2016 Rio  Turkey  China  United States
2020 Tokyo  Turkey  United States  Japan

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States36413
2 Finland3205
3 Denmark3137
4 Canada2226
5 Germany2103
6 Turkey2013
7 China1405
8 Lithuania1214
9 Brazil1113
10 Japan1023
11 Yugoslavia1012
12 Austria1001
 Italy1001
14 Sweden0134
15 Egypt0123
16 Spain0112
17 Netherlands0011
Totals (17 nations)22222266

Participating nations

Tables of both men's and women's competitions of participating nations who took part in goalball including rank classifications during the tournament.

Key

- : denotes nation did not compete in that year.

X : denotes nation participated but didn't advance to the final rounds.

Q : denotes qualified for the next Paralympic Games.

Men

Nation 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016 2020 Years
 Algeria - - - - 12 - - - - 8 10 10 4
 Australia - X - 11 11 4 9 - - - - - 5
 Austria 1st place, gold medalist(s) X - - - - - - - - - - 2
 Belgium 4 X - - - - - - 10 7 - 6 5
 Brazil - - - - - - - - 11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 4
 Bulgaria - - - 10 - - - - - - - - 1
 Canada X X - X X 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 10 4 5 10 8 - 10
 China - - - - - - - - 1st place, gold medalist(s) 6 7 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 4
 Czech Republic - - - - - 12 - - - - - - 1
 Denmark 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) X X X - - 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 6 - - - 7
 Egypt - 11 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) - - - - - - - 4
 Finland - X - 9 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) X 5 7 1st place, gold medalist(s) 9 - 9
 Germany - - - - X 7 7 10 - - 6 9 6
 Great Britain - X - - - 10 12 - - 12 - - 4
 Greece - - - - - - - 12 - - - - 1
 Hungary - - - 4 10 8 8 7 - - - - 5
 Iran - - - X - - - - 9 5 - - 3
 Israel X X - 7 7 - - - - - 7 - 5
 Italy - - - 8 1st place, gold medalist(s) X - - - - - - 3
 Japan - - - - - - - - - - - 5 1
 Lithuania - - - - - - 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 9 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 4 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 6
 Netherlands - 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) - 12 - 9 - - - - - - 3
 Slovenia - - - - - X X 11 8 - - - 4
 South Korea - - - X - - - 8 - 11 - - 3
 Spain - - - - 9 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 4 6 12 - - - 5
 Sweden X - - - - - 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 9 4 - 6
 Turkey - - - - - - - - - 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5 8 3
 Ukraine - - - - - - - - - - - 7 1
 Unified Team - - - - 8 - - - - - - - 1
 United States X 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 4 11 11 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 4 - 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 4 10
 West Germany 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) X X - - - - - - - - 4
 Yugoslavia - X 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) - - - - - - - - 3

Women

Nation 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016 2020 Years
 Algeria - - - - - - - - 10 -[a 1] 1
 Australia - X X X X - - 9 9 8 7
 Brazil - - - - - X X 7 4 4 5
 Canada 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) - 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) X 5 6 9 9
 China - - - - - - 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5 4
 Denmark 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) X - X 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 10 - - 7
 Egypt - - - - - - - - - 10 1
 Finland - - 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 4 4 - 4 - - 5
 Germany - X X 1st place, gold medalist(s) - X X - - - 4
 Great Britain - - - - X - - 6 - - 2
 Greece - - - - - X - - - - 1
 Israel - - - - - - - - 7 6 2
 Japan - - - - - 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) X 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5
 Netherlands - 4 - - X X - - - - 3
 RPC - - - - - - - - - 7[a 2]
 South Korea - X - X X - - - - - 3
 Spain - - X 4 2nd place, silver medalist(s) - - - - - 3
 Sweden - - 4 X 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) - 4 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) - - 5
 Turkey - - - - - - - - 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2
 Ukraine - - - - - - - - 8 - 1
 United States 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) X 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) X 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 8 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 10
  1. ^ Algeria qualified but withdrew in April 2021, and Egypt was offered the slot.
  2. ^ Whilst the Russian women's team has qualified, it is required to compete as the Russia Paralympic Committee (RPC).

See also

References