Best answer: Which country won the first Paralympics?

Who won the first Paralympic medal?

A veteran of the 1965 Indo-Pak War, Murlikant Petkar is the first Paralympic medallist of India. Murlikant Petkar won a gold medal at the 1972 Heidelberg Games in the men’s 50m freestyle 3 event.

Paralympics’ India medal winners list.

Athlete Devendra Jhajharia
Medal Gold
Event Men’s javelin throw F46
Games Rio 2016

Which country won the Paralympics?

The Japanese team ended the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with 51 medals in total. That was their highest Paralympic finish ever – men and women’s -, which included milestones such as being the first Asian nation to reach a gold-medal game in men’s wheelchair basketball (lost to the USA in the final).

Who won the Paralympics 2016?

Rio 2016 Paralympics Medal Table

United States 40 44
Australia 22 32
Germany 17 23
Netherlands 16 19

Who won India’s medal in Paralympics 2021?

And in a coincidence to mark the end of Tokyo Paralympics, India won a total of 19 medals.

India’s Tokyo Paralympics medals.

Name Devendra Jhajharia
Sport Athletics
Event Men’s Javelin Throw – F46
Name Sport Class: F46

Who won most medals in Paralympics?

The athlete to have won the most athletics medals at a single Paralympics is Italy’s Maria Scutti. At Rome 1960 she won 11 medals, including nine golds.

Who won 2012 Paralympics?

Australian swimmer Jacqueline Freney was the most successful athlete at the 2012 Paralympics. David Weir was one of the most successful wheelchair racers, winning four gold medals for Great Britain.

Medal table.

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NPC Great Britain (GBR)*
Gold 34
Silver 43
Bronze 43
Total 120