Germany at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

a male from Germany wearing red and black clothes competing in the long jump

Markus Rehm at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships Doha

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·Germany has claimed 660 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G188-S237-B235.

·Barcelona 1992 were Germany's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 61 gold medals (S51-B59).

·The NPC made its debut at the first ever Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960.

·Germany is in 12th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.

·Germany hosted the Paralympic Games in 1972 when the event was held in Heidelberg.

·The NPC has been most successful in swimming, claiming 60 gold, 70 silver and 57 bronze medals. Germany claimed only one gold medal fewer in athletics (G59-S81-B95).

·Athlete Marianne Buggenhagen is Germany's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G9-S2-B2.

·Buggenhagen won a medal at the last six Paralympic Games. Only four years ago in London she failed to win a gold medal.

·Buggenhagen was the oldest woman to claim a medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games as she grabbed silver in the women's shot put F54-56 aged 59 years (98 days). Only Austria's Stanislaw Fraczyk was older (59 years, 275 days) with his second place in the men's table tennis singles Class 9.

·Germany won 18 gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games across seven sports. Only China won a gold medal in more different sports in London: 95 gold in 11 sports.

·Three athletes won multiple gold medals in London four years ago: Andrea Eskau in the women's road race and time trial H4, Birgit Kober in the women's shot put F32/33/34 and javelin throw F33-34/52-53 and Hannelore Brenner in the mixed dressage championship grade III and freestyle grade III.

·Heiko Kröger, one of Germany's athletes on the IPC's ones-to-watch list for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, is hoping to win a gold medal for the first time in 16 years. The seven-time world sailing champion won his only gold medal at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games.

·ARD and ZDF are the rights holding broadcasters in Germany for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at and

Social Media

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Medal Table Paralympic Games
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 188 237 235 660
2012 18 26 22 66
2008 14 25 20 59
2004 19 28 31 78
2000 16 41 38 95
1996 40 58 51 149
1992 61 51 59 171
1964 5 2 5 12
1960 15 6 9 30
London 2012 gold medallists
Athlete Sport Gold
Hannelore Brenner Equestrian 2
Andrea Eskau Cycling 2
Birgit Kober Athletics 2
Heinrich Popow Athletics 1
Tobias Graf Cycling 1
Daniela Schulte Swimming 1
Kirsten Bruhn Swimming 1
Markus Rehm Athletics 1
Annabel Breuer Wheelchair Basketball 1
Annegret Briessmann Wheelchair Basketball 1
Annika Zeyen Wheelchair Basketball 1
Britt Dillmann Wheelchair Basketball 1
Carmen Brussig Judo 1
Edina Müller Wheelchair Basketball 1
Gesche Schünemann Wheelchair Basketball 1
Heike Friedrich Wheelchair Basketball 1
Holger Nikelis Table Tennis 1
Jochen Wollmert Table Tennis 1
Johanna Welin Wheelchair Basketball 1
M. Mohnen Wheelchair Basketball 1
Mareike Adermann Wheelchair Basketball 1
Maria Kühn Wheelchair Basketball 1
Maya Lindholm Wheelchair Basketball 1
Michael Teuber Cycling 1
Ramona Brussig Judo 1
Sebastian Dietz Athletics 1