ParalympicsGB bring home record medal haul from historic Games

Published 19 September 2016

An outstanding display from ParalympicsGB saw the team win 147 medals in a record 15 different sports at Rio 2016 to deliver the best performance since National Lottery funding began.


The inspirational Great Britain and Northern Ireland athletes also won 64 gold medals to finish second in the medal table at a historic Paralympic Games, which eclipsed the achievements at London 2012.


Dame Sarah Storey become the most decorated British female athlete of all time with 14 gold medals while new faces like 15-year-old swimmer Ellie Robinson and Kadeena Cox, who won medals in Para-Cycling and Para-Athletics, enthralled the nation.


In recognition of the opportunities and challenges presented by an ever more competitive environment in Paralympic sport, UK Sport strategically invested a record £73million of National Lottery and Exchequer income for Rio 2016 an increase of almost 45 per cent when compared to London 2012.


If you have been inspired by ParalympicsGB athletes' performance in Rio and think you could be next, then sign up for #DiscoverYour ParaPotential, part of our biggest ever multi-sport talent ID campaign #DiscoverYour Gold.


Applications for #DiscoverYour ParaPotential close this Friday 23rd September. Click here for more information.

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