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South Africa at the Paralympic Games

Region: Africa
Participated: 1964-2016
Athlete with most gold medals (Summer Games): DU TOIT Natalie 13 gold, 2 silver, 0 bronze (2004-2012) [→ show more]
Athlete with most gold medals (Winter Games): n/a
Sport with most gold medals: Athletics (67 gold medals)

Medals By Sport - Summer Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Lawn Bowls55111
Table Tennis0112
Total medals (Summer Games) 117 94 86 297

Medals By Year

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1964 Tokyo (Summer Games)88319
1968 Tel Aviv (Summer Games)910726
1972 Heidelberg (Summer Games)16121341
1976 Toronto (Summer Games)691126
1992 Barcelona (Summer Games)4138
1996 Atlanta (Summer Games)1081028
2000 Sydney (Summer Games)13121338
2004 Athens (Summer Games)1513735
2008 Beijing (Summer Games)213630
2012 London (Summer Games)812929
2016 Rio de Janeiro (Summer Games)76417
Total medals (Summer & Winter Games) 117 94 86 297

Recent Medals - Summer Games

All-Time Participants - Summer Games

Games Men Women Total
1964 Tokyo549
1968 Tel Aviv538
1972 Heidelberg121325
1976 Toronto271037
1992 Barcelona9110
1996 Atlanta291140
2000 Sydney501666
2004 Athens312051
2008 Beijing402161
2012 London441862
2016 Rio de Janeiro261844

All-Time Participants - Winter Games

Games Men Women Total
1998 Nagano101
2002 Salt Lake City101
2006 Torino101
2010 Vancouver101


The results data of the IPC Historical Results Archive is based on information contained/ sourced in the original hardcopy final results publications. Some information from earlier Paralympic Games (i.e. 1960-1988) such as relay and team members are not presented in these source. Therefore, final results, medal standings and derived statistics may not be complete. If you encounter any inaccuracies or errors, please do not hesitate to send a message to sdmsadmin[at]paralympic[dot]org with the details and proving materials.

Important note on the definition of participants: Only athletes that appear in the official results books in the section of final results are included in the database and counted towards participant statistics. Data for 2014 and 2016 are accurate. Statistics for previous Games editions are under review.

Important note on competition partners: Competition partners eligible for medals are included in the combined participant statistics until 2014. Statistics for 2016 and beyond consider athletes with an impairment and their competition partners separately. If you need participant statistics for athletes with an impairment only, please contact us at sdmsadmin[at]paralympic[dot]org.