Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Jamaica at the Rio 2016 Paralympics

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Alphanso Cunningham

Alphanso Cunningham at London 2012

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Alphanso Cunningham at London 2012 © • Getty

·Jamaica has claimed 55 medals at the Paralympic Summer Games: G21-S16-B18.

·Heidelberg 1972 were Jamaica's most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning eight gold medals (S3-B4).

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

·Jamaica is in 44th place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.

·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 15 gold, nine silver and 13 bronze medals.

·In addition, Jamaica won five gold medals in swimming and one in weightlifting.

·Athlete and swimmer Leone Williams is Jamaica's most successful Paralympian in individual events: G3-S2.

·Williams claimed four of her individual medals in athletics (G3-S1), but added one swimming medal to her list of honours as she finished second in the women's 100m backstroke 6 at the 1972 Heidelberg Paralympic Games.

·Patrick Reid is Jamaica's most successful male athlete in individual events at the Paralympic Games. He won three gold and two bronze medals, also in athletics and swimming.

·Jamaica won just two gold medals at the last six editions of the Paralympic Games, both won by Alphonso Cunningham - men's discus throw F53 at Athens 2004 and men's javelin throw F52/53 at London 2012.

·There is no rights holding broadcaster in Jamaica, but the Paralympic Games can be watched live via the IPC’s website at www.paralympic.org.

Medal Table Paralympic Games
 
Year Gold Silver Bronze Total
Total 21 16 18 55
2012 1 0 0 1
2008 0 0 1 1
2004 1 0 1 2
1996 0 0 1 1
1992 0 1 2 3
1988 1 4 3 8
1980 7 7 5 19
1972 8 3 4 15
1968 3 1 1 5
London 2012 gold medallists
 
Athlete Sport Gold
Alphonso Cunningham Athletics 1