The Paralympics final Medal Tally and Closing Ceremony
Update 17-09: It is over. All 1431 medals have a new and proud owner. China 89 gold, 70 silver and 52 bronze. A total of 211 medals !!
Update 15-09: The Paralympics going to the last days, so far 385 athletes won a gold medal. Great sport, but very bad coverage on televison.
Update 14-09: The goldrush is going on at the Paralympics. So far 381 gold medal winners. See nice photos of all the gold medal winners and updated Medal Tally. China still first with 60 gold, Britian at the second place with 41 gold and USA on the third spot with 28 gold.
Update 13-09: At the Paralympics in Beijing already 285 athletes won a gold medal. See new pictures of all gold medal winners and updated Medal Tally. China is again at the lead in the Medal Tally with already 38 gold, 45 silver and 32 bronze medals. Great Britain is at the second place with a very good score of 35 gold, 20 silver and 18 bronze medals. The USA is at the third spot with 23 gold, 16 silver and 19 bronze medals.
Update 12-09: The gold medal rush at the Paralympics continues. So far already 233 gold medals. See update of photos of all gold medal winners and the Medal Tally.
Update 10-09: So far 175 gold medal winners are on the scoreboard. See update of photos of all teh gold-medal winners, some other great sporters and the updated Medal Tally.
Update 09-09: So the Paralympics are in the third day. So far 75 athletes won a gold medal. See update of photos of all gold medal winners. Update Medal Tally.
Update 07-09: That was the first day of the Paralympics. See pictures of all 27 gold medal winners and other competitors.
Well that was a nice Opening Ceremony for the Paralympics in Beijing. The first gold medal was for Veronika Vadovicova . See new videos of Opening Ceremony and photos of all gold medal winners. Update Medal Tally.
Update 04-09: In Beijing everybody is preparing for the Paralympics 2008. The sport movement for persons with a disability has changed dramatically over the last decades with even more changes ahead. Public awareness has increased. More and more individuals with a disability of all ages find interest in sport. Sport programmes and opportunities worldwide have increased in scope and number as well. Overall, sport has become a viable option for individuals with a disability. In Beijing following sports are on the program. Paralympic Sports
• Archery • Athletics • Boccia • Cycling • Equestrian • Football 5-a-Side • Football 7-a-Side • Goalball • Judo • Powerlifting • Rowing • Sailing • Shooting • Swimming • Table Tennis • Volleyball Sitting • Wheelchair Basketball • Wheelchair Fencing • Wheelchair Rugby • Wheelchair Tennis
The Opening Cermony is in the Bird's Nest Stadium on Septembre 6th and the Closing Ceremony is scheduled for Septembre 17th again in the Bird's Nest. Over 7.000 sporters from all of the world take part in these Paralympics.
Update 24-08: It's over. The last gold medal (number 302) was going to France. These were certainly the games of the Chinese. They were absolutely the best in most sports with a total of 51 gold, 21 silver and 28 bronze medals. Great performance of the Chinese.
USA had a lot of chances for gold but messed it up all the time. They have an unbelieveble 38 silver medals and with that result they did it very good at second place. They grabbed also the most bronze medals, but the most important medal, the gold one was only 36 times for the USA. Remember that only Michael Phelps took 8 of them.
Russia came back in the last days and finished with 23 gold on the third place.Great Britain had good Games and finished on the fourth spot. Germany ended at the fifth place. The Netherlands finished on the 12th place, that is less then expected, but still good. Remarkeble that in the Orange squad most medals came from women!!!
Just for the record: Canada ended on spot 19. See the complet Medal Tally below, 55 countries took one or more gold medals and 86 countries grabt at lest one medal.
The last day of the Olympic Summer Games. China just took gold medal number 50, by boxer Zhou. USA is second with 35 gold and will end on that place. Russia is still third, followed by Great Britain. Today we have only12 golden medals.
See the new photos and the actual complete Medal Tally. So far 86 countries took one or more medals, 55 countries have one or more gold medals.
Update 23-08: Well it'sgoing fast today. China took gold medal numer 49 !, USA is on 33 gold and Russia is third with 21 golden medal. Great Britain is two behind.
Day 15 of the Beijing Olympics is a Golden Day. The schedule is loaded with finals. In fact every event today is a final, so we can expect 32 gold medal winners. So far the day is perfect for Russia, they took some gold. Enough to take over the third place in the Medal Tally from Great Britain. Germany is still on the fifth spot.
China took gold medal number 48. Are they going for the magic 50?? 'we will see in the next hours en tomorrow. Sunday August 24th is the last day with 12 finals.
After that it is time for the Closing Ceremony. The Chinese held no rehersel they said because there is no time. Of course that is not correct, that's part of the show, look what we can do without rehersel. The Chinese Closing Ceremony has to stay in our memories for ever, so they don't take any risk with that. That rehersel is done some time ago. Want to see??
See the new photos and the actual complete Medal Tally. So far 77 countries took one or more medals, 53 countries have one or more gold medals.
Update 22-08: Again gold for The Netherlands. the Dutch Orange women won the hockeyfinal against China. Again gold for the Dutch ladies. We have now 7 gold and are at the tenth place. Great work ladies !!!!
We are going to the last three days for the Beijing Olympic Summer Games 2008. In these last three days there are 61 gold medals to win, so in the medal tally changes can be expected. Can the USA close the gap with China. Probably not, to much second places.
Will Britain keep the third spot and can we (the Netherlands) grab more gold. I expect the hockey women can do so.
See the new photos and the actual complete Medal Tally. So far 73 countries took one or more medals, 48 countries have one or more gold medals.
Update 21-08: Day thirteen started perfect for the Netherlands with the fifth golden medal on the 10 km swimming in open water. Good work Maarten !! And we have the sixth golden medal with a fantastic win of the Dutch waterpolo women over team USA. The Netherlands are now on the tenth spot on the Medal Tally, not bad four our small country.
China is still in the lead with 46 gold, 15 silver and 22 bronze. USA had a good day, but lost some finals. Now they have 29 gold, 34 silver and 32 bronze. Great Britain is on the third spot with 17 gold, followed by Russia with 16 gold and fifth is Australia with 11 gold. Good news also for Canada that took the third gold medal.
See update of the complete Medal Tally and new photos of all gold medal winners.
Update 20-08: Usian Bolt grabs second gold in a new Worldrecord on the 200 meters: 19.30 seconds. A few minutes later Melaine Walker of Jamaica captured the Women’s 400m Hurdles. A perfect ending of the day for Jamaica.
At the end of day twelve of the Olympic Games in Beijing the Medal Tally is changed a littele bit. China took the 45th golden medal and passed with that result already the total of 44 of the USA in 1996 at the end of the games. China took already more golden medals than the 37 gold medals of the USA in 2000 and the 36 of the USA in 2004. So China is on the way to set the best result of a nation in Olympic History.
USA is still in the second place with 26 gold, 27 silver and 28 bronze. Great Britain is on the third sport with 16 gold and Russia is now on the fourth place with 13 gold. Australia is fifth and Germany sixth.
See update complete Medal Tally and new photos of all gold medal winners so far.
Update 19-08: Day eleven of the Beijing Olympics is at the end. A beautifull end with the fourth golden medal for The Netherlands. Ankie van Grunsven did it agian with Salinero. Good work Ankie.
In the Medal Tally China stays in topposition with already 43 gold, 14 silver and 19 bronze medals. USA is far behind with 26 gold, 26 silver and 27 bronze medals. Great Britain had a good day and is on the third place with 16 gold, 9 silver and 8 bronze. Fourth and fifth spot are for Australia and Germany, both with eleven gold. Update of the complete Medal Tally, see below.
See also new photos of all gold medal winners.
Update 18-08: So the tenth day is at the end and no slow down in the goldrush of the Chinese. They took again some gol medals to bring their total on 39 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze. USA is now on 22 gold, 24 silver and 26 bronze medals. Great Britain is third, Australia forth and Germany fifth.
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Great news for Orange fans. Marianna Vos took gold with cycling. The third for the Netherlands. Well i'm a little proud, we have 3 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals. Not bad for a small country. Good work Marianne !!
The tenth day of the Olympics started this morning with some new gold medal winners. China is still in the lead with already 35 gold, 13 silver and 13 bronze, but Chinese official expect the goldrush is slowing down, because the Chinese are not favorite in the sports in the remaining program. Chinese are not strong, particularly in athletics and team sports such as basketball and soccer.
USA is still on the second place with 19 gold, 21 silver and 25 bronze. Australia is now in third place and Britain is fourth. Germany is fifth. So far 64 countries took one ore more Olympic Medals. Togo is at the last spot with one bronze medal
See update of complete Medal Tally (scroll down) and new photos of all gold medal winners.
Update 17-08: The ninth day of the Beijing Olympics will stay in our memories as the day Michael Phelps set an unique record: 8 golden medals ! But China is at the begin of the evening in China still in the lead at the Medal Tally with 31 gold, 13 silver and 12 bronze medals. USA is thanks to Micheal Phelps at the second place with 19 gold, 20 silver and 24 bronze medals.
Britain had a great day and Canada is at the 17th place in the Medal Tally and our own Dutch team took the second gold, so the Netherlands are at the 14th place with 2 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze medals. Not bad for a little country. See the complete Medal Tally below.
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Update 16-08: Well the eight day of the Olympics started fantastic with a great race of Michael Phelps who took his seventh gold medal. China is still leading the Medal Tally with already 27 gold medals. See the new pictures of all gold medal winners of the Beijing Olympics. And there is good news for Canada: http://members.nowpublic.com/sports/first-gold-medal-canada-carol-huynh-wins-wrestling The first gold medal !!!
China is still in the lead with 27 gold, 12 silver and 6 bronze, the USA stays second, but they have more medals in total: 16 gold, 16 silver and 20 bronze. The third place in the Medal Tally is now for Germany, fourth is Korea and Australia is on the fifth spot. From third till tenth place the order is changed frequently when one of the countries wins a medal.
Update 15-08: The seventh Olympic day is coming to the end. After a good start for the USA with some golden medals in swimming it was again China that took the most gold medals. So China is still leading with 26 gold, 9 silver and 6 bronze. A total of 41 so far. The USA is in second place with overall 46 medals (14 gold, 13 silver and 19 bronze). So when you realize that Michael Phelps took his sixth gold medal it is not going well for team USA.
See the new pictures of the gold-medal winners.
Update 14-08: The sixth day of the Olympics is coming to an end. China is still leading the Medal Tally with already 22 golden medals. The USA is far behind with only 10 golden medals and when you realize that Michael Phelps took 5 of them, well you know.
China is now on a total of 35 medals and USA is second with 34 medals. See new pictures of the gold medal winners.
Update13-08: After the fifth day of the Olympics China is still leading the Medal Tally, the USA did good business, with some new golden Phelps medals. But China is still in the lead with 17 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze medals. USA is second with already 29 medals, two more than China.
See new photos of all golden-medal winners at the Beijing Olympics.
Update: The fourth day of the Beijing Olympics is at the end and in the Medal Tally China is doing it very well with already 13 gold medals, 3 sliver and 4 bronze. USA is in the second place with an overall of 22 medals (7 gold, 7 silver and 8 bronze)
The fourth day of the Olympic Games will be an interesting day with 19 Olympic gold medals are up for grabs on August 12 at the Beijing Games. The gold medalists from today are updated
Update: The third day of the Olympic Games. China still on top in the Medal Tally with 9 gold, 3 silver and two bronze, Korea is in second place and the USA is only in third place. New gold-medal winners added to photos.
Update: On the second day of the Olympic Games China is still leading with six golden and two silver medals. See the photos for almost all gold-medal winners so far.
Mariel Zagunis won the first US gold medal of the Beijing Olympics, leading an American sweep Saturday in women's saber fencing. China is leading the medal-hunt in China with two gold medals.
See below a list of all medal-winners of the Olympic Games in Beijing: Updated:2008-08-26 08:40:02 COUNTRY/REGION GOLD SILVER BRONZE 1 CHN - China 51 21 28 2 USA - United States 36 38 36 3 RUS - Russian Fed. 23 21 28 4 GBR - Great Britain 19 13 15 5 GER - Germany 16 10 15 6 AUS - Australia 14 15 17 7 KOR - Korea 13 10 8 8 JPN - Japan 9 6 10 9 ITA - Italy 8 10 10 10 FRA - France 7 16 17 11 UKR - Ukraine 7 5 15 12 NED - Netherlands 7 5 4 13 JAM - Jamaica 6 3 2 14 ESP - Spain 5 10 3 15 KEN - Kenya 5 5 4 16 BLR - Belarus 4 5 10 17 ROU - Romania 4 1 3 18 ETH - Ethiopia 4 1 2 19 CAN - Canada 3 9 6 20 POL - Poland 3 6 1 21 HUN - Hungary 3 5 2 21 NOR - Norway 3 5 2 23 BRA - Brazil 3 4 8 24 CZE - Czech Republic 3 3 0 25 SVK - Slovakia 3 2 1 26 NZL - New Zealand 3 1 5 27 GEO - Georgia 3 0 3 28 CUB - Cuba 2 11 11 29 KAZ - Kazakhstan 2 4 7 30 DEN - Denmark 2 2 3 31 MGL - Mongolia 2 2 0 31 THA - Thailand 2 2 0 33 PRK - DPR Korea 2 1 3 34 ARG - Argentina 2 0 4 34 SUI - Switzerland 2 0 4 36 MEX - Mexico 2 0 1 37 TUR - Turkey 1 4 3 38 ZIM - Zimbabwe 1 3 0 39 AZE - Azerbaijan 1 2 4 40 UZB - Uzbekistan 1 2 3 41 SLO - Slovenia 1 2 2 42 BUL - Bulgaria 1 1 3 42 INA - Indonesia 1 1 3 44 FIN - Finland 1 1 2 45 LAT - Latvia 1 1 1 46 BEL - Belgium 1 1 0 46 DOM - Dominican Rep. 1 1 0 46 EST - Estonia 1 1 0 46 POR - Portugal 1 1 0 50 IND - India 1 0 2 51 IRI - Iran 1 0 1 52 BRN - Bahrain 1 0 0 52 CMR - Cameroon 1 0 0 52 PAN - Panama 1 0 0 52 TUN - Tunisia 1 0 0 56 SWE - Sweden 0 4 1 57 CRO - Croatia 0 2 3 57 LTU - Lithuania 0 2 3 59 GRE - Greece 0 2 2 60 TRI - Trinidad/Tobago 0 2 0 61 NGR - Nigeria 0 1 3 62 AUT - Austria 0 1 2 62 IRL - Ireland 0 1 2 62 SRB - Serbia 0 1 2 65 ALG - Algeria 0 1 1 65 BAH - Bahamas 0 1 1 65 COL - Colombia 0 1 1 65 KGZ - Kyrgyzstan 0 1 1 65 MAR - Morocco 0 1 1 65 TJK - Tajikistan 0 1 1 71 CHI - Chile 0 1 0 71 ECU - Ecuador 0 1 0 71 ISL - Iceland 0 1 0 71 MAS - Malaysia 0 1 0 71 RSA - South Africa 0 1 0 71 SIN - Singapore 0 1 0 71 SUD - Sudan 0 1 0 71 VIE - Vietnam 0 1 0 79 ARM - Armenia 0 0 6 80 TPE - Chinese Taipei 0 0 4 81 AFG - Afghanistan 0 0 1 81 EGY - Egypt 0 0 1 81 ISR - Israel 0 0 1 81 MDA - Rep. of Moldova 0 0 1 81 MRI - Mauritius 0 0 1 81 TOG - Togo 0 0 1 81 VEN - Venezuela 0 0 1