Table tennis at the Summer Paralympics
Governing bodyITTF
Events29 (men: 16; women: 13)
Games

Paralympic table tennis has been competed at every Summer Paralympic Games since they were first held in 1960. Men and women compete in singles and team events in ten different classes according to the extent of their disability.

Summary

Games Year Events Best Nation
1 1960 11  Italy
2 1964 12  Great Britain
3 1968 15  Israel
4 1972 19  West Germany
5 1976 27  Switzerland
6 1980 32  West Germany
7 1984 36  West Germany
8 1988 38  West Germany
9 1992 36  Germany
10 1996 28  France
11 2000 30  France
12 2004 28  China
13 2008 24  China
14 2012 29  China
15 2016 29  China
16 2020 31  China

Overall medal summary

Table of medals won by nations, updated after the 2020 Summer Paralympics.[1]

RankNPCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China783120129
2 West Germany43282697
3 France364554135
4 Austria29232981
5 South Korea27363699
6 Great Britain263247105
7 Germany25272981
8 Netherlands19142356
9 Sweden16282367
10 United States14152453
11 Switzerland1471031
12 Belgium10101636
13 Poland1010929
14 Israel1041024
15 Finland86923
16 Slovakia68923
17 Denmark65819
18 Italy5121936
19 Hong Kong591125
20 Czech Republic48517
21 Australia47314
22 Yugoslavia44311
23 Hungary43613
24 Norway371020
25 Ireland35917
 Japan35917
27 Ukraine33814
28 Romania3249
29 Turkey2349
30 Russia2226
31 Nigeria2035
32 Spain161320
33 Serbia1438
34 RPC1247
35 Canada1179
36 Croatia1113
37 Thailand1045
38 Jordan1034
39 Slovenia1012
40 Peru1001
41
Chinese Taipei
04711
42 Brazil0358
43 Argentina0213
 Mexico0213
45 Egypt0123
46 India0112
 South Africa0112
 Unified Team0112
49 Malta0101
 Zimbabwe0101
51 Iceland0011
 Independent Paralympic Participants0011
 Indonesia0011
 Jamaica0011
 Moldova0011
 Montenegro0011
 Philippines0011
 Portugal0011
 Rhodesia0011
 Serbia and Montenegro0011
Totals (60 NPCs)4334305431406

Multi medalists

Table tennis players who have won two gold medals or five medals. Active players are in bold.

No. Athlete Country Years Games Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Zhang Xiaoling  China (CHN) 1988-2008 7 F 9 1 2 12
2 Tommy Taylor  Great Britain (GBR) 1960-1980 6 M 8 0 1 9
3 Jochen Wollmert  Germany (GER) 1992-2012 6 M 5 2 3 10
4 Natalia Partyka  Poland (POL) 2004-2016 4 F 5 1 1 7
5 Baruch Hagai  Israel (ISR) 1964-1976 4 M 5 0 1 6
Irene Schmidt  Netherlands (NED) 1972-1980 3 F 5 0 1 6
7 Ján Riapoš  Slovakia (SVK) 2004-2012 3 M 4 1 0 5
8 Michael Dempsey  United States (USA) 1972-2000 8 M 3 4 3 10
9 Rainer Küschall  Switzerland (SUI) 1972-1984 4 M 3 1 2 6
10 Christophe Durand  France (FRA) 1996-2008 4 M 2 1 3 6
11 James Rawson  Great Britain (GBR) 1992-2008 5 M 2 1 2 5
12 Gerda Becker  Netherlands (NED) 1976-1980 2 F 2 1 1 4
Holger Nikelis  Germany (GER) 2004-2012 3 M 2 1 1 4
14 Carol Bryant  Great Britain (GBR) 1968-1972 2 F 2 1 0 3
15 Peter Rosenmeier  Denmark (DEN) 2004-2016 4 M 2 0 2 4
16 Kelly van Zon  Netherlands (NED) 2008-2016 3 F 2 0 1 3
17 Neil Robinson  Great Britain (GBR) 1992-2008 5 M 1 4 1 6
18 Thu Kamkasomphou  France (FRA) 2000-2016 5 F 1 2 3 6
19 Zlatko Kesler  Yugoslavia (YUG)
 Serbia (SRB)
1992-2012 6 M 1 2 2 5
20 José Manuel Ruiz Reyes  Spain (ESP) 2000-2016 5 M 0 3 2 5

Nations

Nation 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Total
 Argentina (ARG) 3 9 2 8 4 5 6 8 5 3 2 4 4 13
 Australia (AUS) 2 4 17 2 7 6 1 9 1 2 2 2 5 13
 Austria (AUT) 6 4 21 12 14 10 4 9 9 8 7 8 6 4 14
 Bahamas (BAH) 3 1
 Bahrain (BRN) 2 1
 Belgium (BEL) 1 1 8 3 9 9 4 6 9 9 5 5 3 3 4 15
 Brazil (BRA) 5 3 1 4 5 5 11 14 17 9
 Bulgaria (BUL) 1 1
 Canada (CAN) 16 4 19 10 1 1 2 1 1 9
 Chile (CHI) 1 1 2 3
 China (CHN) 1 12 2 2 8 13 26 28 30 9
 Chinese Taipei (TPE) 2 3 12 8 8 5 4 7
 Colombia (COL) 8 2 2
 Costa Rica (CRC) 2 1
 Croatia (CRO) 4 4 2 4 4 5
 Cuba (CUB) 2 4 2
 Czech Republic (CZE) 9 14 13 6 6 3 6
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 1 1
 Denmark (DEN) 5 1 6 9 2 7 9 5 3 2 3 1 3 13
 Egypt (EGY) 6 4 1 3 4 8 7 7
 Ethiopia (ETH) 2 1 2
 Faroe Islands (FRO) 1 1
 Fiji (FIJ) 1 1
 Finland (FIN) 1 4 4 4 5 6 5 3 2 1 1 1 12
 France (FRA) 13 8 6 11 10 14 17 21 29 29 26 28 16 13
 Germany (GER) 1 3 32 27 20 18 12 12 11 9
 Great Britain (GBR) 10 12 25 18 19 15 9 17 13 10 14 8 11 13 13 15
 Greece (GRE) 2 3 3 3
 Guatemala (GUA) 2 1
 Hong Kong (HKG) 3 5 1 11 6 5 7 2 4 5 3 11
 Hungary (HUN) 1 3 7 7 6 3 5 3 3 6 10
 Iceland (ISL) 3 1 1 2 1 5
 India (IND) 2 1
 Independent Paralympic Participants (IPP) 3 1
 Indonesia (INA) 3 6 3 1 1 5
 Iran (IRI) 4 3 2 1 4
 Iraq (IRQ) 2 1 2
 Ireland (IRL) 5 2 10 8 2 7 8 4 4 2 4 1 12
 Israel (ISR) 1 6 18 4 6 5 1 4 6 4 1 2 4 2 4 15
 Italy (ITA) 9 4 15 4 9 16 8 7 4 7 5 13 10 7 14
 Jamaica (JAM) 5 2 2 1 1 5
 Japan (JPN) 6 5 1 6 6 12 6 5 12 8 2 3 5 13
 Jordan (JOR) 2 2 4 3 3 3 6
 Kenya (KEN) 2 1 2
 Kuwait (KUW) 3 1
 Libya (LBA) 2 1
 Liechtenstein (LIE) 1 3 1 3
 Luxembourg (LUX) 4 1
 Malaysia (MAS) 2 1 1 3
 Malta (MLT) 1 3 2
 Mexico (MEX) 4 14 1 3 6 5 2 1 2 9
 Moldova (MDA) 1 1
 Netherlands (NED) 2 2 14 6 10 19 5 9 14 7 4 5 4 4 4 15
 New Zealand (NZL) 7 4 2
 Nigeria (NGR) 3 2 7 5 2 3 6
 Norway (NOR) 1 14 5 16 13 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 13
 Oman (OMA) 2 1
 Peru (PER) 1 1
 Philippines (PHI) 1 1 2
 Poland (POL) 2 12 9 10 12 13 6
 Portugal (POR) 1 1 2
 Puerto Rico (PUR) 3 2 2
 Rhodesia (RHO) 6 1
 Romania (ROU) 1 1 2 3
 Russia (RUS) 1 1 4 9 9 5
 Serbia (SRB) 4 3 4 3
 Serbia and Montenegro (SCG) 2 1
 Sierra Leone (SLE) 1 1
 Slovakia (SVK) 5 7 10 10 8 7 6
 Slovenia (SLO) 2 2 5 2 4
 South Africa (RSA) 3 9 1 6 5 4 6
 South Korea (KOR) 2 5 5 10 1 37 14 12 15 13 14 23 22 13
 Spain (ESP) 2 4 15 5 8 7 5 6 9 9
 Sudan (SUD) 2 1
 Sweden (SWE) 10 1 13 17 10 15 15 14 10 8 9 8 6 13
 Switzerland (SUI) 11 10 13 15 5 7 6 3 4 3 1 1 12
 Syria (SYR) 1 1
 Tanzania (TAN) 1 1
 Thailand (THA) 3 2 4 7 4
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 1 1
 Turkey (TUR) 1 1 6 9 4
 Ukraine (UKR) 4 2 6 7 10 5
 Unified Team (EUN) 3 1
 United States (USA) 6 26 5 13 10 4 20 21 12 9 3 4 3 2 14
 West Germany (FRG) 16 16 17 21 24 33 6
 Venezuela (VEN) 3 1 1 1 2 5
 Yemen (YEM) 1 1
 Yugoslavia (YUG) 2 4 5 2 1 5
 Zimbabwe (ZIM) 2 1
Nations 10 11 27 27 29 33 23 38 40 31 40 43 45 47 47
Competitors 35 51 279 112 265 270 101 294 265 210 270 239 264 276 269
Year 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20

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