Tunisia at the
Paralympics
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IPC codeTUN
NPCTunisian Paralympic Committee
Medals
Gold
43
Silver
38
Bronze
22
Total
103
Summer appearances

Tunisia made its Paralympic Games debut at the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul. It was represented by a single athlete, Monaam Elabed, who won two bronze medals in athletics. The country has competed in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics, although it has never taken part in the Winter Paralympics. Tunisian competitors have only ever taken part in athletics events, with the sole exception of Dalila Tabai who competed in powerlifting in 2000.[1]

Tunisians have won a total of 23 gold medals, 22 silver and 9 bronze. The country's first gold medals came in 2000, when Wissam Ben Bahri took gold in the high jump, Ali Ghribi in the pentathlon, Fares Hamdi in the long jump, and Maher Bouallegue won three gold medals in running - in the 800 m, 1,500 m and 5,000 m races, in the T13 category for partially sighted athletes. In 2004, Bouallegue won three gold again - in the 1,500 m 5,000 m and 10,000 m events. The same year, Enna Ben Abidi took gold in the discus; Mohamed Charmi in the 1,500 m race in the T37 category; and Afrah Gomdi in both javelin and shot put. Tunisia also won gold in the men's 4x400 m race, in the T35-38 category. Most recently, in 2008, Somaya Bousaid won the 800 m and 1,500 m races in the T13 category, while Farhat Chida took gold in both the 400 m race (T38) and in the long jump. Mourad Idoudi won the club throw and discus (F32/51); Faouzi Rzig the javelin (F33/34/52); Raoua Tlili the shot put (F40); and Abderrahim Zhiou the 800 m (T12).[1]

Tunisia participated at the 1999 Arab Paralympics, held in Amman, Jordan. Tunisia won twelve gold medals, eight silver medals, and two bronze medals at the event. They finished fifth out of sixteen nations that competed at the games.[2]

Tunisia will be taking part in the 2012 Summer Paralympics, and the Tunisian Paralympic Committee have chosen Bedford as the UK training base for its Paralympians.[3]

Medals

See also: All-time Paralympic Games medal table

Medals by Summer Games

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1988 Seoul 1 0 0 2 2 47
1992 Barcelona 1 0 0 0 0
1996 Atlanta 3 0 2 0 2 54
2000 Sydney 10 6 4 1 11 27
2004 Athens 22 8 7 3 18 22
2008 Beijing 35 9 9 3 21 15
2012 London 31 9 5 5 19 14
2016 Rio 31 7 6 6 19 21
2020 Tokyo 25 4 5 2 11 28
Total 43 38 22 103 33

Medals by Summer Sport

Source:[4]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Athletics
39 33 20 92
Total 39 33 20 92

Medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Monaam Elabed South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics Men's 400m C6
 Bronze Monaam Elabed South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics Men's 3000m cross country C6
 Silver Wissem Ben Bahri United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's long jump MH
 Silver Abdel Jabbar Dhifallah United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's discus throw F36
 Gold Maher Bouallegue Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 800m T13
 Gold Maher Bouallegue Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 1500m T13
 Gold Maher Bouallegue Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 5000m T13
 Gold Wissam Ben Bahri Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's high jump F20
 Gold Fares Hamdi Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's long jump F37
 Gold Ali Ghribi Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's pentathlon P58
 Silver Wissam Ben Bahri Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's long jump F20
 Silver Mohamed Ali Fatnassi Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's shot put F20
 Silver Khadija Jaballah Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's discus throw F58
 Silver Khadija Jaballah Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's shot put F58
 Bronze Tahar Lachheb Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's discus throw F58
 Gold Maher Bouallegue Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 1500m T13
 Gold Mohamed Charmi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 1500m T37
 Gold Maher Bouallegue Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 5000m T12
 Gold Maher Bouallegue Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 10000m T13
 Gold Mohamed Charmi
Farhat Chida
Fares Hamdi
Abbes Saidi
Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 4 × 400 m relay T35-38
 Gold Afrah Gomdi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Women's shot put F40
 Gold Enna Ben Abidi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Women's discus throw F40
 Gold Afrah Gomdi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Women's javelin throw F40
 Silver Farhat Chida Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 200m T38
 Silver Maher Bouallegue Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 800m T12
 Silver Mohamed Charmi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 800m T37
 Silver Abbes Saidi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 800m T38
 Silver Haissem Ben Halima Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's discus throw F37
 Silver Afrah Gomdi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Women's discus throw F40
 Silver Enna Ben Abidi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Women's javelin throw F40
 Bronze Farhat Chida Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 100m T38
 Bronze Enna Ben Abidi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Women's shot put F40
 Bronze Fatma Kachroudi Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Women's discus throw F37
 Gold Farhat Chida China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 400m T38
 Gold Abderrahim Zhiou China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 800m T12
 Gold Farhat Chida China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's long jump F37-38
 Gold Mourad Idoudi China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's club throw F32/51
 Gold Mourad Idoudi China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's discus throw F32/51
 Gold Faouzi Rzig China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's javelin throw F33-34/52
 Gold Somaya Bousaid China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 800m T12-13
 Gold Somaya Bousaid China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 1500m T13
 Gold Raoua Tlili China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's shot put F40
 Silver Abbes Saidi China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 400m T38
 Silver Mohamed Fouzai China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 5000m T46
 Silver Abderrahim Zhiou China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 10000m T12
 Silver Mohamed Krid China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's javelin throw F33-34/52
 Silver Mourad Idoudi China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's shot put F32
 Silver Sonia Mansour China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 100m T38
 Silver Sonia Mansour China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 200m T38
 Silver Raoua Tlili China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's discus throw F40
 Silver Hania Aidi China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's javelin throw F54-56
 Bronze Mohamed Charmi
Farhat Chida
Fares Hamdi
Abbes Saidi
China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 4 × 100 m T35-38
 Bronze Mahmoud Khaldi China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's pentathlon P12
 Bronze Yousra Ben Jemaa China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's discus throw F32-34/51-53
 Gold Mahmoud Khaldi United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 400m T12
 Gold Abderrahim Zhiou United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 800m T12
 Gold Abderrahim Zhiou United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 1500m T13
 Gold Walid Ktila United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 100m T34
 Gold Walid Ktila United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 200m T34
 Gold Mohamed Farhat Chida United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 400m T38
 Gold Neda Bahi United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Women's 400m T37
 Gold Maroua Ibrahmi United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Women's club throw F31/32/51
 Gold Raoua Tlili United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Women's shot put F40
 Silver Abderrahim Zhiou United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 5000m T12
 Silver Mohamed Charmi United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 800m T37
 Silver Somaya Bousaid United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Women's 400m T13
 Silver Raoua Tlili United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Women's discus throw F40
 Silver Hania Aidi United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Women's javelin throw F54/55/56
 Bronze Abderrahim Zhiou United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's marathon T12
 Bronze Mohamed Charmi United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 1500m T37
 Bronze Mohamed Zemzemi United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's discus throw F51/52/53
 Bronze Neda Bahi United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Women's 100m T37
 Bronze Maroua Ibrahmi United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Women's shot put F32/34
 Gold Walid Ktila Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 100m T34
 Gold Abbes Saidi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 1500m T38
 Gold Somaya Bousaid Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Women's 1500m T13
 Gold Maroua Brahmi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Women's shot put F32
 Gold Raoua Tlili Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Women's shot put F41
 Gold Raoua Tlili Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Women's discus throw F38
 Gold Maroua Ibrahmi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Women's club throw F31/32
 Silver Walid Ktila Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 800m T34
 Silver Najah Chouaya Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Women's 1500m T13
 Silver Rima Abdelli Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Women's shot put F40
 Silver Samar Ben Koelleb Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Women's shot put F41
 Silver Hania Aidi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Women's shot put F54
 Silver Hania Aidi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Women's javelin throw F54
 Bronze Yassine Gharbi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 400m T54
 Bronze Bilel Aloui Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 5000m T13
 Bronze Smaali Bouaabid Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's shot put F40
 Bronze Neda Bahi Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Women's 400m T37
 Bronze Fadhila Nafati Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Women's shot put F54
 Bronze Fathia Amaimia Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Women's discus throw F41
 Gold Raoua Tlili Japan 2020 Tokyo Athletics Women's shot put F41
 Gold Walid Ktila Japan 2020 Tokyo Athletics Men's 100 metres T34
 Gold Raoua Tlili Japan 2020 Tokyo Athletics Women's discus throw F41
 Gold Walid Ktila Japan 2020 Tokyo Athletics Men's 800 metres T34
 Silver Ahmed Ben Moslah Japan 2020 Tokyo Athletics Men's shot put F37
 Silver Rouay Jebabli Japan 2020 Tokyo Athletics Men's 1500 metres T13
 Silver Yassine Guenichi Japan 2020 Tokyo Athletics Men's shot put F36
 Silver Mohamed Farhat Chida Japan 2020 Tokyo Athletics Men's 400 metres T38
 Silver Rima Abdelli Japan 2020 Tokyo Athletics Women's shot put F40
 Bronze Somaya Bousaid Japan 2020 Tokyo Athletics Women's 1500 metres T13
 Bronze Rouay Jebabli Japan 2020 Tokyo Athletics Men's 400 metres T12

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Tunisia at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ "National Anthem: Tunisia". Paralympic Village Newsletter. Sydney Paralympic Organising Committee (2): 4. 12 October 2000.
  3. ^ "On Your Marks! Bedford Borough to host teams from around the world ahead of London 2012". Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  4. ^ "Team Tunisia - Profile | Tokyo 2020 Paralympics". Archived from the original on 2021-08-27.