Egypt at the Paralympics

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Egypt at the
Paralympics
Flag of Egypt.svg
IPC code EGY
NPC Egyptian Paralympic Committee
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
49 64 64 177
Summer appearances

Egypt has been participating in the Paralympic Games since 1972, and has participated in every edition of the Summer Games since then.

History[edit]

Egypt was involved very early in the Paralympic movement. Egyptians were participating in the Stoke-Mandeville Games by 1954.[1]

Historically, the Egyptian Paralympic Committee has invested in very few sports, these include on the team side wheelchair basketball, football for the deaf, goalball and sitting volleyball. On the individual sport side, they have historically supported powerlifting, swimming, athletics and table tennis.[2] Archery, cycling, shooting and lawn bowls are supported only at the national level, not the international level.[2]

Medal Tables[edit]

Egyptian athletes have won a total of 128 Paralympic medals, of which 41 gold, 39 silver and 48 bronze.[3] Egypt has been particularly strong in athletics and powerlifting.[4][5]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1976 Toronto 5 2 1 8 20
1980 Arnhem 4 7 3 14 22
1984 Stoke Mandeville 1 1 5 7 33
1988 Seoul 1 3 4 8 35
1992 Barcelona 7 6 7 20 19
1996 Atlanta 8 11 11 30 21
2000 Sydney 6 12 10 28 23
2004 Athens 6 9 8 23 24
2008 Beijing 4 4 4 12 29
2012 London 4 4 7 15 28
2016 Rio de Janeiro 3 5 4 12 30
Total 49 64 64 177 29

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of the Paralympics | Medal Quest | PBS". www.pbs.org. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  2. ^ a b "DISABLED SPORTS POWERLIFTING CHALLENGES, ACHIEVEMENTS AND FUTURE VISION IN EGYPT". Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Guts and Glory", Egypt Today, August 2008
  4. ^ "A promise is a promise" Archived 2008-09-11 at the Wayback Machine., Al-Ahram weekly, November 2, 2000
  5. ^ Egypt at the Paralympics (medallists only)