Every week World Para Swimming will be looking at the countries who finished at the top 10 at Rio 2016 on our website and social media07 Oct 2020
Lichao Wang leading China to victory in the mixed 4x50m freestyle relay 20pts at the World Championships in London
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By World Para Swimming
The country that topped the Para swimming medals table at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games kicks off the Country Week, a new series on World Para Swimming website and social media that will take a closer look at the top 10 teams at the last Paralympics.
Check who are the swimmers to watch at Tokyo 2020 and the numbers behind China's great results in the pool.
China left Rio de Janeiro with 92 medals in Para swimming events. 37 golds, 30 silvers and 25 bronze, finishing in first place ahead of Ukraine.
Chinese swimmers also dominated the pool in the first World Championships in the new Paralympic cycle at Mexico City 2017.
The country topped the medal standings with 30 gold medals, 16 silvers and 10 bronze (56 in total).
Two years later, China ended in sixth place at the London 2019 World Para Swimming Allianz Championships. This time with 13 golds, 11 silvers and 17 bronze medals.
In the all-time Paralympic Games swimming table, China is currently ranked seventh, but another performance like at Rio 2016 could see them jump to the all-time top 5.