Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympics: All the Medals Team GB Has Won So Far

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IZU, JAPAN - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Jody Cundy, Kadeena Cox and Jaco van Gass of Team Great Britain react after winning the gold medal in the Mixed C1-5 750m Team Sprint track cycling on day 4 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Izu Velodrome on August 28, 2021 in Izu, Japan. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
IZU, JAPAN - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Jody Cundy, Kadeena Cox and Jaco van Gass of Team Great Britain react after winning the gold medal in the Mixed C1-5 750m Team Sprint track cycling on day 4 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Izu Velodrome on August 28, 2021 in Izu, Japan. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympics are finally underway, and Team GB is already making us immensely proud. Despite the pandemic, international athletes finally got the chance to meet and battle for glory, in hopes of raising their country's status on the world stage.

The Paralympics' opening ceremony featured over two dozen marchers out of 227 athletes comprising Team Great Britain, led by flagbearers Ellie Simmonds OBE (swimming), who is the first woman to carry the flag for Great Britain, and John Stubbs MBE (archery), who, at 56, is the oldest Team GB Paralympian and the first archer in recent history to be a flagbearer.

Right from the start, Team GB is performing strongly in the competition. As of 1 Sept., we've accumulated a seriously impressive 85 medals total. Overall, this put us in third place behind China and the Russian Paralympic Committee and above the US. Our first medal was won by the indomitable Dame Sarah Storey, who took home gold in the C5 3000m individual pursuit, followed by a second gold a few days later in the women's C5 time trial, bringing the cyclist's total Paralympic medal wins to 16.

Keep reading to see every single one of the medals won by Team Great Britain at the Tokyo Summer Paralympics 2020.

IZU, JAPAN - AUGUST 27: Kadeena Cox of Team Great Britain celebrates on the podium after winning gold during the medal ceremony for the Track Cycling Women's C4-5 500m Time Trial on day 3 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Izu Velodrome on August 27, 2021 in Izu, Shizuoka, Japan. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
IZU, JAPAN - AUGUST 27: Kadeena Cox of Team Great Britain celebrates on the podium after winning gold during the medal ceremony for the Track Cycling Women's C4-5 500m Time Trial on day 3 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Izu Velodrome on August 27, 2021 in Izu, Shizuoka, Japan. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)

Team GB's Gold-Medal Count at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympics: 30

After Storey won Team GB's first gold on 25 Aug. in the women's C5 3000m individual pursuit, her teammate Jaco van Gass came in first in the men's C3 3000m individual pursuit, marking a phenomenal start to his first Paralympic Games. Storey then won a second gold medal for the women's C5 time trial in road cycling in the early hours of 31 Aug., equalling the most successful British Paralympian of all time with 16 medals.

Team GB swimmers also came out on top early in the Games, with two golds won on the first day of the competition by Tully Kearney and Maisie Summers-Newton. In addition to racking up gold medals, Team GB is also smashing world records in Tokyo. Take, for example, cyclist Kadeena Cox, who won gold in the women's C4-5 500m time trial on 27 Aug. and set a new world record by completing the race in an impressive 34.812 seconds. On Day 8 of the competition, David Smith, who gold in the men's BC1 boccia final at the Rio Summer Olympics in 2016, defended his title in Tokyo, making him the Great Britian's most successful boccia player of all time.

Dame Sarah Storey - cycling (track), C5 3000m individual pursuit
Jaco van Gass - cycling (track), men's C3 3000m individual pursuit
Tully Kearney - swimming, women's S5 100m freestyle
Maisie Summers-Newton - swimming, women's SM6 200m individual medley
Sir Lee Pearson - equestrian, championship individual test, grade II
Piers Gilliver - wheelchair fencing, men's épée individual, category A
Kadeena Cox - cycling (track), women's C4-5 500m time trial
Reece Dunn - swimming, men's S14 200m freestyle
Hannah Russell - swimming, women's S12 100m backstroke
Phoebe Pine Paterson - wheelchair archery, women's individual compound - open
Andrew Small - athletics, men's T33 100m
Young Thomas - athletics, men's T38 100m
Hannah Cockroft - athletics, women's T34 100m
Sophie Hahn - athletics, women's T38 100m
Benjamin Watson - cycling (road), men's C3 time trial
Dame Sarah Storey - cycling (road), women's C5 time trial
Neil Fachie - cycling (track), men's B 1000m time trial
Jody Cundy, Jaco Van Gass, Kadeena Cox - cycling (track), mixed C1-5 750m team sprint
Lora Fachie - cycling (track), women's B 3000m individual pursuit
Sir Lee Pearson - equestrian, championship individual freestyle test, grade II
Sir Lee Pearson, Natasha Baker, Sophie Wells - equestrian, team test to music
Christopher Skelley - judo, men's B2 100kg
Laurence Whiteley, Lauren Rowles - rowing, PR2 mixed double sculls - PR2Mix2x
Ellen Buttrick, Giedre Rakauskaite, James Fox, Oliver Stanhope, Erin Kennedy - rowing, PR3 mixed coxed four - PR3Mix4+
Reece Dunn - swimming, men's SM14 200m individual medley
Maisie Summers-Newton - swimming, women's SB6 100m breaststroke
Reece Dunn, Bethany Firth, Jessica-Jane Applegate, Jordan Catchpole - swimming, mixed S14 4x100m freestyle relay
Lauren Steadman - triathlon, women's PTS5
Team GB - wheelchair rugby, mixed
David Smith - boccia, individual BC1

Hannah Russell - swimming, women's S12 100m backstroke

IZU, JAPAN - AUGUST 26: Silver medalists Aileen McGlynn (L) and pilot Helen Scott of Team Great Britain celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Track Cycling Women's B 1000m Time Trial on day 2 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Izu Velodrome on August 26, 2021 in Izu, Shizuoka, Japan. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)
IZU, JAPAN - AUGUST 26: Silver medalists Aileen McGlynn (L) and pilot Helen Scott of Team Great Britain celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Track Cycling Women's B 1000m Time Trial on day 2 of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Izu Velodrome on August 26, 2021 in Izu, Shizuoka, Japan. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)

Team GB's Silver-Medal Count at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympics: 24

The first two days of the Paralympic Games saw Team GB dominate in cycling and swimming with four silver medals and three silver medals, respectively. Cyclist Finlay Graham finished just seconds behind his teammate to take home silver in the men's C3 3000m individual pursuit, whilst cyclist Aileen McGlynn won her medal in the women's B 1000m time trial with a personal best of 1:06.743.

Steve Bate and Adam Duggleby - cycling (track), men's B 4000m individual pursuit
Reece Dunn - swimming, men's S14 100m butterfly
Tully Kearney - swimming, S5 women's 200m freestyle
Aileen McGlynn OBE and Helen Scott - cycling (track), women's B 1000m time trial
Jody Cundy - cycling (track), men's C4 1000m time trial
Finlay Graham - cycling (track), men's C3 3000m individual pursuit
Sophie Wells - equestrian, individual test, grade V
Bethany Firth - swimming, women's S14 200m freestyle
Kare Adenegan - athletics, women's T34 100m
Lora Fachie - cycling (road), women's B time trial
Crystal Lane-Wright - cycling (road), women's C5 time trial
James Ball - cycling (track), men's B 1000m time trial
Crystal Lane-Wright - cycling (track), women's C5 3000m individual pursuit
Natasha Baker - equestrian, individual freestyle test, grade III
Natasha Baker - equestrian, individual test, grade III
Elliot Stewart - judo, men's B3 -90kg
Louise Fiddes - swimming, women's SB14 100m breaststroke
Grace Harvey - swimming, women's SB5 women's 100m breaststroke
Bethany Firth - swimming, women's SM14 200m individual medley
Ellie Challis - swimming, women's S3 50m backstroke
William Bayley - table tennis, men's singles, class 7
George Peasgood - triathlon, men's PTS5
Oliver Lam-Watson, Piers Gilliver, Dimitri Coutya - wheelchair fencing, men's foil team
Rebecca Redfern - swimming, women's SB13 100m breaststroke

Great Britain's Olivia Broome on the podium after winning the bronze medal in the Women's -50 kg Final at the Tokyo International Forum during day three of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Friday August 27, 2021. (Photo by Tim Goode/PA Images via Getty Images)
Great Britain's Olivia Broome on the podium after winning the bronze medal in the Women's -50 kg Final at the Tokyo International Forum during day three of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Friday August 27, 2021. (Photo by Tim Goode/PA Images via Getty Images)

Team GB's Bronze-Medal Count at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympics: 31

Team GB won its first bronze medal on 25 Aug. courtesy of Scottish swimmer Toni Shaw, who came in third in the women's S9 400m freestyle. In addition to making it on the podium, Shaw also achieved a personal best at 4:39:32. "I'm super happy. I was hoping for a personal best and that's what I did so I'm really happy," she told BBC Sports. "I was very nervous but I had support from my coach and my friends and family. That helped calm me down so I was ready to swim tonight." On 26 Aug., Georgia Wilson claimed Wales's first medal of the Paralympic Games when she won bronze in the individual test (Grade II). Towards the end of the competition, Team GB dominated in table tennis, with the men's and women's team taking home bronze medals, as well as Thomas Matthew, Jack Hunter Spivey, and Paul Karabardak.

Toni Shaw - swimming, women's S9 400m freestyle
Dimitri Coutya - wheelchair fencing, men's épée individual, category B
Georgia Wilson - equestrian, individual test, grade II
Maria Lyle - athletics, women's T35 100m
Jaco van Gass - cycling (track), men's C1-3 1000m time trial
Olivia Broome - powerlifting, women's -50kg
Stephen Clegg - swimming, men's S12 100m backstroke
Jessica-Jane Applegate - swimming, women's S14 200m freestyle
Dimitri Coutya, Piers Gilliver, Oliver Lam-Watson - wheelchair fencing, men's épée team
Harri Jenkins - athletics, men's T33 100m
Jonnie Peacock - athletics, men's T64 100m
Columba Blango - athletics, men's T20 400m
Maria Lyle - athletics, women's T35 200m
Olivia Breen - athletics, women's T38 long jump
George Peasgood - cycling (road), men's C4 time trial
Sophie Unwin - cycling (track), women's B 3000m individual pursuit
Georgia Wilson - equestrian, individual freestyle test, grade II
Micky Yule - powerlifting, men's -72kg
Louise Sugden - powerlifting, women's -86kg
Scott Quin - swimming, men's SB14 100m breaststroke
Stephen Clegg - swimming, men's S12 100m freestyle
Hannah Russell - swimming, women's S12 100m freestyle
Louise Fiddes - swimming, women's SM14 200m individual medley
Thomas Matthew - table tennis, men's singles, class I
Jack Hunter Spivey - table tennis, men's singles, class 5
Paul Karabardak - table tennis, men's singles, class 6
Claire Cashmore - triathlon, women's PTS5
Dimitri Coutya - wheelchair fencing, men's foil individual, class B
Victoria Rumary - archery, women's W1 individual
Ross Wilson, Aaron McKibbin, Billy Shilton - table tennis, men's team, class 8
Susan Bailey, Meghan Shackleton - table tennis, women's team, class 4-5

Team GB's Overall Medal Count at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympics: 85

To learn more about Team GB, visit paralympics.co.uk. The Tokyo Paralympics began 24 Aug. on Channel 4.

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