South Africa at the Paralympic Games

Region: Africa
Participated: 1964-2016
Athlete/s with most gold medals (Summer Games): DU TOIT Natalie (2004-2012) - 13 gold, 2 silver [show more]
Athlete/s with most gold medals (Winter Games): none

Medals by Summer Games
Sport Total
Tokyo 196488319
Tel Aviv 1968910726
Heidelberg 197216121341
Toronto 1976691126
Barcelona 19924138
Atlanta 19961081028
Sydney 200013121338
Athens 20041513735
Beijing 2008213630
London 2012812929
Rio 201676417
Total 117 94 86 297

Medals by Sport - Summer Games
Sport Total
Lawn Bowls55111
Table Tennis0112
Total 117 94 86 297

Participants at Summer Games
Sport Men Women Total
Tokyo 1964549
Tel Aviv 1968538
Heidelberg 1972121325
Toronto 1976271037
Barcelona 19929110
Atlanta 1996291140
Sydney 2000501666
Athens 2004312051
Beijing 2008402161
London 2012441862
Rio 2016261844
Participants at Winter Games
Sport Men Women Total
Nagano 1998101
Salt Lake City 2002101
Torino 2006101
Vancouver 2010101


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