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:BRA at the 2020 Paralympics

 

72 medals (tied Rio 2016)

7th place (tied London 2012)

22 golds (best ever, previously was London 2012 with 21)

 

:BRA at the 2020 Olympics

 

21 medals (best ever, previously was Rio 2016 with 19)

12th place (best ever, previously was Rio 2016 in 13th)

7 golds (tied Rio 2016)

 

So Brazil tied or surpassed every best performance ever, so I'm happy with Tokyo 2020 :)

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Final Medal Table

 

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Comparing with 2016 (only nations in the top 30 in either edition), the NPCs which improved their performance in the rankings:

 

2016 2020 +/- NPC
64 11 +53 :JPN
74 22 +52 :ISR
48 10 +38 :AZE
47 18 +29 :HUN
41 19 +22 :SUI
43 24 +19 :IND
29 20 +9 :MEX
33 30 +3 :MAR
7 5 +2 :NED
15 13 +2 :IRI
4 3 +1 :USA
8 7 +1 :BRA

 

NPCs which ranked the same as in 2016:

 

2016 2020 +/- NPC
1 1 - :CHN
2 2 - :GBR
9 9 - :ITA
16 16 - :UZB

 

NPCs which ranked lower than in 2016:

 

2016 2020 +/- NPC
25 26 -1 :SVK
12 14 -2 :FRA
23 25 -2 :THA
27 29 -2 :ALG
3 6 -3 :UKR
5 8 -3 :AUS
11 15 -4 :ESP
28 31 -4 :IRL
6 12 -6 :GER
25 31 -6 :BEL
10 17 -7 :POL
21 28 -7 :TUN
13 21 -8 :NZL
19 27 -8 :BLR
14 23 -9 :CAN
22 34 -12 :RSA
17 33 -16 :NGR
18 35 -17 :CUB
20 41 -21 :KOR
24 51 -27 :GRE
30 64 -34 :EGY

 

Of course being higher or lower in the rankings don't always translate as a better or worse performance. Rankings can be deceiving, as Azerbaijan places 10th with only 19 medals (14 of those being gold) and France is only 14th with 54 medals (I'm sure they'll do fantastic in Paris). Compared to Rio, 8 NPCs continued in the top 10, with :GER and :POL out and :RPC and :AZE in. :JPN is the first host nation since :GRE in 2004 to not place in the top 10, but huge improvement compared to 2016 (no gold medals vs 13 golds now).

 

:ISR and :MEX improved a lot, and even though they won less medals than in 2016 (18 vs 16 now), the great number of golds have placed :HUN in the top 20 for the first time since the 80s. Biggest disappointment should be :KOR with their worst ranking ever (aside from their first participation where they didn't win any medals). Tokyo definitely wasn't good for them as they also had their worst ranking at the Olympics since the 70s.

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7 medals is a pretty good number for us, but zero golds is a disappointing outcome. I think we had a couple of World Champions before COVID, so I would assume our athletes suffered more than some of the others.

 

Historic medal in taekwondo. First one outside of athletics, swimming and table tennis. One very good result in paratriathlon as well (5th).

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What a fantastic edition of the Paralympic Games! It’s sad to see Tokyo 2020 come to close because I have throughly enjoyed both the Olympic and Paralympic Games this year. Unfortunately, I had to miss most of the second week of the Paralympics due to the start of a new semester at my university. I’ll definitely go back and watch what I missed at some point. Now, it’s time to reflect on this summer’s sporting action and prepare for what will hopefully be an equally great season of winter sports.

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1 hour ago, vinipereira said:

Of course being higher or lower in the rankings don't always translate as a better or worse performance. Rankings can be deceiving,

 

Yes, definitely  :d France achieved almost twice more medals than in Rio (54* vs 28) with a couple of extra golds on top of that. Best tally since 2004, first time since 1984 we gain more medals that the last Paralympic games. So yeah, whatever the rankings says :p

 

*55 ultimately

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