List of Sports in Tokyo Paralympics Games 2021

After successfully hosting Olympics 2020, Tokyo is ready to host summer Paralympics 2020. It is expected that the Paralympics will also be thrilling to watch. Fans across the world are excited to see their para-athletes perform and win medals for their respective countries. However, do you know how many sports are in Tokyo Paralympics 2020?

This year sailing and 7-a side Football sport are replaced by two new games. Go through this post to check Tokyo Paralympics 2021 Sports list. We are also providing the Tokyo Paralympics Schedule 2021 so that you don’t miss any action.

Sports in Tokyo Paralympics Games

List of Sports in Tokyo Paralympics Games 2021

Here is the complete list of sports in Tokyo Paralympics 2021. Also, note the number of events associate with each sport given.

Name of Sports Number of Events
Archery 9 Events (5 men and 4 women events)
Badminton 14 Events (7 men, 6 women, and 1 mixed event)
Athletics 160 Events (100 men and 60 women events)
Boccia 7 Events
Cycling 44 Events (30 men, 12 women, and 2 mixed events)
Equestrian 11 Events
Football 5 a side 1 Event (for men only)
Goalball 2 Events (1 men and 1 women event)
Judo 13 Events (7 men and 6 women events)
Paracanoe 8 Events (4 men and 4 women events)
Paratriathlon 6  Events (3 men and 3 women events)
Powerlifting 20  Events (10 men and 10 women events)
Rowing 4 Events (1 men, 1 women, and 2 mixed events)
Shooting 12 Events (3 men, 3 women, and 6 mixed events)
Volleyball 2 Events (1 men and 1 women event)
Swimming 147 Events (82 men and 65 women events)
Table Tennis 29 Events (16 men and 13 women events)
Parataekwondo 6 Events (3 men and 3 events)
Wheelchair Basketball 2 Events (1 men and 1 women event)
Wheelchair fencing 12 Events 12 Events (7 men and 5 women events)
Wheelchair Rugby 1 Event
Wheelchair Tennis 6 Events (2 men, 2 women, and 2 mixed events)

New Sports in Tokyo Paralympics 2021

The following new sports are added in the Tokyo Paralympics 2021 as replacements for 7-a-side football and sailing. Both of these sports are dropped due to their insufficient international reach.

Badminton – Para-Badminton

Para-Badminton is added in this Paralympics at Tokyo. Total 28 nations are going to participate in the Game including India. A total of 14 gold medals will be available for the athletes to won. India has sent 7 para-athletes to participate in Badminton. The highest number of athletes are from Japan i.e. 13 athletes. The total events in the Para – Badminton event of the Tokyo Paralympics are as follows.

Events
Men Singles WH 1
Singles WH 2
Singles SL3
Singles SL4
Singles SU5
Singles SS6
Double WH1 – WH2
Women Singles WH 1
Singles WH 2
Singles SL4
Singles SU5
Doubles WH1 – WH2
Doubles SL3 – SU5
Mixed Doubles SL3 – SU5

Taekwondo (Para-taekwondo)

The second new game that is added to the Tokyo Paralympics Game 2020 is Taekwondo. World Taekwondo Federation is the authority that manages this game. Please note that only kyorugi (sparring) discipline is included in the Tokyo Paralympics and not poomsae which is a martial art form. There are going to be six events of this sport at Paralympics out of which 3 events are for both men and women.

Tokyo Paralympics Schedule 2021

Given below is the schedule of Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

Opening Ceremonies 24th August 2021
Archery 28th August 2021 to 31st August 2021, and 2nd September 2021 to 4th September 2021
Athletics 27th August 2021 to 5th September 2021
Badminton 4th September 2021 and 5th September 2021
Boccla 1st September 2021 and 4th September 2021
Canoe Sprint 3rd September 2021 and 4th September 2021
Cycling Road 31st August 2021 to 3rd September 2021
Cycling Track 25th August 2021 to 28th August 2021
Equestrian 26th August 2021 to 30th August 2021
Football 5-a-side 4th September 2021
Goalball 3rd September 2021
Judo 27th August 2021 to 29th August 2021
Powerlifting 26th August 2021 to 30th August 2021
Rowing 29th August 2021
Shooting 30th August 2021 to 5th September 2021
Sitting Volleyball 4th September 2021 and 5th September 2021
Swimming 25th August 2021 to 3rd September 2021
Table Tennis 28th August 2021 to 30th August 2021 and 2nd September 2021 to 3rd September 2021
Taekwondo 2nd September 2021 to 4th September 2021
Triathlon 28th August 2021 to 29th August 2021
Wheelchair Basketball 4th September 2021 to 5th September 2021
Wheelchair Fencing 25th August 2021 to 29th August 2021
Wheelchair Rugby 29th August 2021
Wheelchair Tennis 1st September 2021 to 4th September 2021

Number of Athletes at Tokyo Paralympics 2021

Let’s take a look at the number of athletes for each country participating in the Tokyo Paralympics.

  • Algeria – 42 Athletes
  • Angola – 2 Athletes
  • Argentina – 37 Athletes
  • Australia – 177 Athletes
  • Austria – 24 Athletes
  • Azerbaijan – 12 Athletes
  • Bahrain – 2 Athletes
  • Belarus – 11 Athletes
  • Belgium – 31 Athletes
  • Bermuda – 1 Athlete
  • Bhutan – 3 Athletes
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – 13 Athletes
  • Botswana – 2 Athletes
  • Brazil – 253 Athletes
  • Bulgaria – 3 Athletes
  • Burundi – 2 Athletes
  • Cambodia – 1 Athlete
  • Cameroon – 3 Athletes
  • Canada – 128 Athletes
  • Cape Verde – 1 Athlete
  • Central African Republic – 1 Athlete
  • Chile – 20 Athletes
  • China – 230 Athletes
  • Chinese Taipei – 10 Athletes
  • Colombia – 34 Athletes
  • Costa Rica – 2 Athletes
  • Croatia – 22 Athletes
  • Cuba – 5 Athletes
  • Cyprus – 1 Athlete
  • Czech Republic – 28 Athletes
  • Denmark – 22 Athletes
  • Dominican Republic – 3 Athletes
  • Ecuador – 4 Athletes
  • Egypt – 30 Athletes
  • El Salvador – 2 Athletes
  • Estonia – 5 Athletes
  • Ethiopia – 1 Athlete
  • Fiji – 1 Athlete
  • Finland – 10 Athletes
  • France – 61Athletes
  • Georgia – 4 Athletes
  • Germany – 134 Athletes
  • Ghana – 2 Athletes
  • Great Britain – 139 Athletes
  • Greece – 43 Athletes
  • Grenada – 1 Athlete
  • Guatemala – 2 Athletes
  • Guinea – 2 Athletes
  • Guyana – 1 Athlete
  • Hong Kong – 17 Athletes
  • Hungary – 32 Athletes
  • Iceland – 2 Athlete
  • India – 54 Athletes
  • Indonesia – 23 Athletes
  • Iran – 62 Athletes
  • Iraq – 5 Athletes
  • Ireland – 29 Athletes
  • Israel – 33 Athletes
  • Italy – 113 Athletes
  • Ivory Coast – 3 Athletes
  • Jamaica – 2 Athletes
  • Japan – 175 Athletes (host)
  • Jordan – 2 Athletes
  • Kazakhstan – 7 Athletes
  • Kyrgyzstan – 2 Athletes
  • Kenya – 3 Athletes
  • Kuwait – 1 Athlete
  • Latvia – 4 Athletes
  • Lebanon – 1 Athlete
  • Lesotho – 1 Athlete
  • Libya – 1 Athlete
  • Lithuania – 24 Athletes
  • Luxembourg – 1 Athlete
  • Malaysia – 22 Athletes
  • Mali – 2 Athletes
  • Mauritius – 3 Athletes
  • Mexico – 37 Athletes
  • Moldova – 4 Athletes
  • Mongolia – 4 Athletes
  • Montenegro – 1 Athlete
  • Morocco – 25 Athletes
  • Mozambique – 2 Athletes
  • Myanmar – 1 Athlete
  • Namibia – 1 Athlete
  • Netherlands – 48 Athletes
  • New Zealand – 45 Athletes
  • Nicaragua – 1 Athlete
  • Nigeria – 9 Athletes
  • North Macedonia – 1 Athlete
  • Norway – 10 Athletes
  • Oman – 2 Athletes
  • Pakistan – 1 Athlete
  • Palestine – 1 Athlete
  • Panama – 3 Athletes
  • Papua New Guinea – 1 Athlete
  • Paraguay – 2 Athletes
  • Peru – 11 Athletes
  • Philippines – 6 Athletes
  • Poland – 89 Athletes
  • Portugal – 33 Athletes
  • Puerto Rico – 2 Athletes
  • Qatar 1 Athlete
  • Refugee Paralympic Team – 6 Athletes
  • Romania – 2 Athletes
  • RPC – 181 Athletes

Rwanda – 12 Athletes

  • Saudi Arabia – 2 Athletes
  • Senegal – 1 Athlete
  • Serbia – 17 Athletes
  • Singapore – 7 Athletes
  • Slovakia – 27 Athletes
  • Slovenia – 4 Athletes
  • Solomon Islands – 1 Athlete
  • South Africa – 34 Athletes
  • South Korea – 66 Athletes
  • Spain – 139 Athletes
  • Sri Lanka – 9 Athletes
  • Sweden – 26 Athletes
  • Switzerland (9)
  • Syria – 1 Athlete
  • Thailand – 41 Athletes
  • Trinidad and Tobago – 2 Athletes
  • Tunisia – 26 Athletes
  • Turkey – 87 Athletes
  • Turkmenistan – 1 Athlete
  • Uganda – 3 Athletes
  • Ukraine – 107 Athletes
  • United Arab Emirates – 5 Athletes
  • United States – 174 Athletes
  • Uruguay – 2 Athletes
  • Uzbekistan – 20 Athletes
  • Vanuatu – 1 Athlete
  • Venezuela – 8 Athletes
  • Vietnam – 7 Athletes
  • Zambia – 1 Athlete
  • Zimbabwe – 1 Athlete
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