The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games are over and 13 African countries accumulated a total of 99 Olympian medals (36 Gold, 32 Silver and 31 Bronze), taking all 3 medals in 5 Athletic categories.
Tunisia took home the most medals in total. The country won 19 medals (7 Gold, 6 Silver, 6 Bronze). Nigeria took home the most Gold medals (8 total), breaking one world record in the process.
Paralympic Medal Count by African Country
World Record Set
Nigeria’s Lucy Ejike broke women’s powerlifting -61 kg category world record. The standout world record was 133kg and was first broken by Egypt’s Fatma Omar with a 140 kg lift and then bettered by Nigeria’s Lucy Ejike with an outstanding 142 kg lift.
Lucy, who has polio and uses a wheelchair, has competed in five Paralympic Games and has taken a medal home every time, this one making her 3rd Gold medal.
2016 African Paralympian Medalists
African countries took all 3 medals in 5 events.
- In Men’s 100m – T37 10000m, South Africa won the Gold and Bronze whereas Egypt won the Silver.
- In Women’s Javelin Throw – F53/54, Nigeria won the Gold, Tunisia won the Silver and South Africa won the Bronze.
- In Men’s 400m – T13, Morocco won the Gold, Namibia won the Silver and Algeria won the Bronze.
- In Men’s 5000m – T12/13, Kenya won the Gold, Morocco won the Silver and Tunisia won the Bronze.
- In Men’s 1500m – T12/13, Algeria won the Gold, Ethiopia won the Silver and Kenya won the Bronze.
Below is a list of all the African Paralympic athletes that won medals in Rio.
|Athletics||Women's Shot Put - F41||TUNISIA: TLILI Raoua||TUNISIA: BEN KOELLEB Samar|
|Athletics||Women's Discus Throw - F40/41||TUNISIA: TLILI Raoua||TUNISIA: AMAIMIA Fathia|
|Athletics||Men's 1500m - T38||TUNISIA: SAIDI Abbes|
|Athletics||Men's 100m - T34||TUNISIA: KTILA Walid|
|Athletics||Women's Club Throw - F31/32||TUNISIA: BRAHMI Maroua||ALGERIA: GASMI Mounia|
|Athletics||Women's Shot Put - F32||TUNISIA: BRAHMI Maroua|
|Athletics||Women's 1500m - T12/13||TUNISIA: BOUSAID Somaya||TUNISIA: CHOUAYA Najah|
|Cycling Road||Men's Road Race H5||SOUTH AFRICA: VAN DYK Ernst|
|Swimming||Men's 100m Breaststroke - SB9||SOUTH AFRICA: PAUL Kevin|
|Athletics||Men's Long Jump - T12||SOUTH AFRICA: LANGENHOVEN Hilton|
|Athletics||Men's Javelin Throw - F38||SOUTH AFRICA: HAMMAN Reinhardt|
|Athletics||Men's 100m - T37||SOUTH AFRICA: DU TOIT Charl||EGYPT: MOHAMED Mostafa Fathalla||SOUTH AFRICA: VAN DER MERWE Fanie|
|Athletics||Men's 400m - T37||SOUTH AFRICA: DU TOIT Charl||ALGERIA: HAMDI Sofiane|
|Athletics||Men's 400m - T38||SOUTH AFRICA: BUIS Dyan Neille|
|Athletics||Women's Javelin Throw - F53/54||NIGERIA: UGWUNWA Flora||TUNISIA: AIDI Hania||SOUTH AFRICA: SITU Ntombizanele|
|Powerlifting||Women's +86 kg||NIGERIA: ORJI Josephine|
|Athletics||Women's Shot Put - F40||NIGERIA: ONYE Lauritta||TUNISIA: ABDELLI Rima|
|Powerlifting||Women's -79 kg||NIGERIA: OMOLAYO Bose|
|Powerlifting||Women's -73 kg||NIGERIA: NWOSU Ndidi||EGYPT: ALI Amany|
|Powerlifting||Men's -65 kg||NIGERIA: KEHINDE Paul||EGYPT: IBRAHIM Shaaban|
|Powerlifting||Men's -54 kg||NIGERIA: EZURUIKE Roland|
|Powerlifting||Women's -61 kg||NIGERIA: EJIKE Lucy||EGYPT: OMAR Fatma|
|Athletics||Men's 200m - T11||NAMIBIA: SHIKONGO Ananias|
|Athletics||Men's Shot Put - F34||MOROCCO: NOUIRI Azeddine|
|Athletics||Men's Marathon - T11/12||MOROCCO: CHENTOUF El Amin|
|Athletics||Men's 400m - T13||MOROCCO: AMGUOUN Mohamed||NAMIBIA: NAMBALA Johannes||ALGERIA: HAMOUMOU Mohamed Fouad|
|Athletics||Men's 5000m - T12/13||KENYA: KIRWA Henry||MOROCCO: CHENTOUF El Amin||TUNISIA: ALOUI Bilel|
|Athletics||Men's 5000m - T11||KENYA: KIMANI Samwel Mushai||KENYA: BII Wilson|
|Athletics||Men's 1500m - T11||KENYA: KIMANI Samwel Mushai|
|Powerlifting||Men's -59 kg||EGYPT: OSMAN Sherif|
|Powerlifting||Women's -86 kg||EGYPT: MAHMOUD Randa|
|Powerlifting||Men's -97 kg||EGYPT: ELDIB Mohamed|
|Athletics||Women's Discus Throw - F56/57||ALGERIA: SAIFI Nassima||NIGERIA: IYIAZI Eucharia|
|Athletics||Men's 1500m - T45/46||ALGERIA: NOUIOUA Samir||UGANDA: EMONG David|
|Athletics||Women's Shot Put - F33||ALGERIA: BOUDJADAR Asmahan|
|Athletics||Men's 1500m - T12/13||ALGERIA: BAKA Abdellatif||ETHIOPIA: DEMISSE Tamiru||KENYA: KIRWA Henry|
|Athletics||Men's 800m - T33/34||TUNISIA: KTILA Walid|
|Athletics||Women's Shot Put - F54||TUNISIA: AIDI Hania||TUNISIA: NAFATI Fadhila|
|Athletics||Men's 100m - T12||SOUTH AFRICA: NTUTU Ndodomzi Jonathan|
|Athletics||Men's 200m - T42||SOUTH AFRICA: MAHLANGU Ntando|
|Athletics||Women's 400m - T45/46/47||SOUTH AFRICA: LIEBENBERG Anrune|
|Athletics||Men's 200m - T12||SOUTH AFRICA: LANGENHOVEN Hilton||MOROCCO: AFRI Mahdi|
|Athletics||Women's 100m - T13||SOUTH AFRICA: HAYES Ilse|
|Athletics||Women's 400m - T13||SOUTH AFRICA: HAYES Ilse|
|Powerlifting||Women's -45 kg||NIGERIA: TIJANI Latifat|
|Powerlifting||Women's -55 kg||NIGERIA: OYEMA Esther|
|Athletics||Men's 100m - T13||NAMIBIA: NAMBALA Johannes|
|Athletics||Men's 400m - T12||MOROCCO: AFRI Mahdi|
|Athletics||Women's 1500m - T11||KENYA: KOECH Nancy Chelangat|
|Athletics||Women's Long Jump - T11||IVORY COAST: DIASSO Fatimata Brigitte|
|Powerlifting||Men's +107 kg||EGYPT: MOSAAD Amr|
|Powerlifting||Women's -50 kg||EGYPT: AHMED Rehab|
|Powerlifting||Men's -107 kg||EGYPT: AHMED Mohamed|
|Athletics||Women's Shot Put - F56/57||ALGERIA: SAIFI Nassima||ALGERIA: MEDJMEDJ Nadia|
|Athletics||Men's Shot Put - F33||ALGERIA: KARDJENA Kamel|
|Athletics||Men's 100m - T51||ALGERIA: BERRAHAL Mohamed|
|Athletics||Men's Shot Put - F32||ALGERIA: BAHLAZ Lahouari|
|Athletics||Men's 400m - T54||TUNISIA: GHARBI Yassine|
|Athletics||Men's Shot Put - F40||TUNISIA: BOUAABID Smaali|
|Athletics||Women's 400m - T37||TUNISIA: BAHI Neda|
|Athletics||Men's Shot Put - F42||SOUTH AFRICA: PILLAY Tyrone|
|Athletics||Men's Long Jump - T38||SOUTH AFRICA: BUIS Dyan Neille|
|Powerlifting||Men's -72 kg||NIGERIA: INNOCENT Nnamdi|
|Athletics||Men's 100m - T11||NAMIBIA: SHIKONGO Ananias|
|Athletics||Men's 400m - T11||NAMIBIA: SHIKONGO Ananias|
|Athletics||Women's 400m - T12||MOZAMBIQUE: GOVERNO Edmilsa|
|Triathlon||Men - PT2||MOROCCO: LAHNA Mohamed|
|Powerlifting||Women's -67 kg||EGYPT: MAHMOUD Amal|
|Athletics||Men's 400m - T20||CAPE VERDE: BARBOSA Gracelino Tavares|
|Athletics||Women's Javelin Throw - F55/56||ALGERIA: MEDJMEDJ Nadia|
|Athletics||Women's Long Jump - T12||ALGERIA: HAMRI Lynda|
|Athletics||Men's 1500m - T37||ALGERIA: DJEMAI Madjid|
|Judo||Women -52 kg||ALGERIA: ABDELLAOUI Cherine|
|Athletics||Women's Shot Put - F56/57|
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