Belgium made its Paralympic Games début at the inaugural Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960, and has participated in every edition of the Summer Paralympics. It also took part in the inaugural Winter Paralympics in 1976 in Örnsköldsvik, and has competed in every edition of the Winter Games except 1980, 1998 and 2002.[1]

Belgium at the
Paralympics
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IPC codeBEL
NPCBelgian Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.paralympic.be
Medals
Ranked 27th
Gold
72
Silver
75
Bronze
77
Total
224
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Belgian athletes have won a total of 98 Paralympic medals, of which 27 gold, 37 silver and 34 bronze, placing it 25th on the all-time Paralympic Games medal table.[2]

Belgium's best result at the Summer Games came in 1984, when it finished 12th on the medal table, with its largest ever haul of medals: 57, of which 22 gold. Its worst result came in 2008, with just one bronze medal, placing it 69th on the medal table.[3]

At the Winter Games, Belgium has won two bronze medals: a bronze obtained by Willy Mercier in the Men's Super-G (B1 category) in alpine skiing in 1994 [4] and Eléonor Sana won a bronze medal in the women's visually impaired downhill in 2018.

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Multi medallistsEdit

Belgian multi medallists who have won at least three medals.[5]

No. Athlete Sport Years Games Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Alex Hermans   Athletics 1980-2000 6 M 6 1 1 8
2 Benny Govaerts   Athletics 1988-2004 5 M 4 1 2 7
3 Ingrid Borre   Table tennis 1984-1996 4 F 3 2 0 5
4 Michèle George   Equestrian 2012-2016 2 F 3 1 0 4
5 Kurt Van Raefelghem   Athletics 1992-2004 4 M 1 2 2 5
6 Gino De Keersmaeker   Athletics 1996-2008 4 M 1 2 0 3
Steve Orens   Athletics 1996-2000 2 M 1 2 0 3
8 Alain Ledoux   Table tennis 1984-1996 4 M 0 0 3 3

Medal talliesEdit

Summer Paralympic GamesEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
1960 Summer Paralympics 1 1 1 3 14th
1964 Summer Paralympics 1 0 2 3 14th
1968 Summer Paralympics 0 3 3 6 20th
1972 Summer Paralympics 1 1 2 4 23rd
1976 Summer Paralympics 7 7 8 22 17th
1980 Summer Paralympics 13 12 17 42 13th
1984 Summer Paralympics 21 23 14 58 13th
1988 Summer Paralympics 15 18 8 41 17th
1992 Summer Paralympics 5 5 7 17 21st
1996 Summer Paralympics 8 10 7 25 22nd
2000 Summer Paralympics 1 4 4 9 42nd
2004 Summer Paralympics 3 2 2 7 36th
2008 Summer Paralympics 0 0 1 1 69th
2012 Summer Paralympics 3 1 3 7 36th
2016 Summer Paralympics 5 3 3 11 25th

Winter Paralympic GamesEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
1984 Winter Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
1988 Winter Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
1992 Winter Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
1994 Winter Paralympics 0 0 1 1 22nd
1998 Winter Paralympics Did not compete
2002 Winter Paralympics Did not compete
2006 Winter Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
2010 Winter Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
2014 Winter Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
2018 Winter Paralympics 0 0 1 1 25th

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Belgium at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Belgium at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ Belgium at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  4. ^ Belgium at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  5. ^ Belgium at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee