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Heidelberg 1972 Paralympic Games

Top 10 Medal Standings
Rank NPC Gold Medals Gold Medals Gold Medals
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Host City: Heidelberg, Germany
Dates: 2 - 11 August 1972
Events: 188 in 10 sports
Countries: 42
Participants[note]: 922 (654 men and 268 women) [→ show more]
- Youngest: n/a
- Oldest: n/a
Most Medals (Athlete): BRYANT Carol (GBR), FREEMAN T. (AUS) and JAMES Sandra (RHO) (5 medals) [→ show more]
Most Medals (Countries): United States of America (75 medals)

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Sports Overview

Sport Competition Dates Venue Events NPCs Participants[note]
Archery1227150→ Events
Athletics7339549→ Events
Dartchery3818→ Events
Lawn Bowls4720→ Events
Snooker258→ Events
Swimming5631279→ Events
Table Tennis1927112→ Events
Wheelchair Basketball21923→ Events
Wheelchair Fencing11752→ Events
Weightlifting61546→ Events


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