Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Canada at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

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Benoit Huot of Canada

Benoit Huot of Canada

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·Canada has claimed 1029 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G386-S317-B326.

·Stoke Mandeville/New York 1984 were Canada's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 87 gold medals (S82-B69).

·The NPC made its debut at the Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic Games.

·Canada is in third place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.

·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 195 gold, 159 silver and 164 bronze medals.

·Canada hosted the Summer Paralympic Games in 1976 when the event was held in Toronto.

·Sprinter and middle distance runner Chantal Petitclerc (women’s T54) is Canada's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G14-S5-B2.

·Canada's medal haul has declined at every edition of the Paralympic Games since Sydney 2000.

·At the London 2012 Paralympic Games Canada claimed seven gold and 31 total medals. Both are Canada's fewest medals since five gold and 19 total medals at the Heidelberg 1972 Paralympic Games.

·Canada won 195 and 157 of its 386 gold medals in athletics and swimming respectively. In no other sport did it win more than eight gold medals (cycling).

·Benoit Huot has won eight gold medals in swimming. He only chases Chantal Petitclerc (14), Michael Edgson (14) and Timothy McIsaac (10) for most individual gold medals by a Canadian athlete.

·In total Huot has claimed 18 individual medals at the Paralympic Games, G8-S5-B5. Petitclerc (21), McIsaac (20) and Stephanie Dixon (19) are the only Canadian athletes to have claimed more.

·Brent Lakatos finished second in men's 200, 400 and 800 meters T53 at the London 2012 Paralymic Games. No Canadian athlete has claimed more than three individual silver medals without ever winning an individual gold medal.

·The Canadian Paralympic Committee as well as a consortium made of CBC, SRC, Sportsnet, AMI, Yahoo! Canada, and Send to News purchased the broadcasting rights for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Medal Table Paralympic Games
 
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 386 317 326 1029
2012 7 15 9 31
2008 19 10 21 50
2004 28 19 25 72
2000 38 33 25 96
1996 24 22 24 70
1992 28 21 26 75
1988 55 42 55 152
1984 87 82 69 238
1980 64 35 31 130
1976 25 26 26 77
1972 5 6 8 19
1968 6 6 7 19
London 2012 gold medallists
Athlete Sport Gold
Summer Mortimer Swimming 2
Abdi Dini Fatah Wheelchair Basketball 1
Adam Lancia Wheelchair Basketball 1
Bo Hedges Wheelchair Basketball 1
Brandon Wagner Wheelchair Basketball 1
Chad Jassman Wheelchair Basketball 1
David Durepos Wheelchair Basketball 1
David Eng Wheelchair Basketball 1
Joey Johnson Wheelchair Basketball 1
Patrick Anderson Wheelchair Basketball 1
Richard Peter Wheelchair Basketball 1
Tyler Miller Wheelchair Basketball 1
Yvon Rouillard Wheelchair Basketball 1
Benoit Huot Swimming 1
Valerie Grand'Maison Swimming 1
Lyne Bessette Cycling 1
Robbi Weldon Cycling 1
Michelle Stilwell Athletics 1