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List of Paralympic medal winners in wheelchair tennis

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Esther Vergeer is the most successful participant in wheelchair tennis at the Paralympics.

The list of Paralympic medallists in wheelchair tennis lists all the winners as well as the runners-up of the wheelchair tennis competitions at the Paralympic Games, divided according to the individual competitions. In the further part the most successful Paralympic medal winners are listed. The final part is the national ranking with a medal table.

As early as 1988, it was held as an unofficial demonstration sport, with four men and four women competing against each other in an individual competition. Since 1992, wheelchair tennis has been part of the official competition programme. A total of four competitions were held, with a singles and doubles competition for men and women respectively. All participants competed in the paraplegic class. In 2004, a singles and a doubles competition for quadriplegics were added, in which men and women compete together.

With seven gold medals and one silver medal Esther Vergeer is the most successful player with four participations. The most successful participant in the quadriplegic class is David Wagner with eight medals: He won gold three times, silver three times and bronze twice.

Paraplegic

Men

Single

Paralympics Gold Silver Bronze
1988[1] FranceFrankreich Laurent Giammartini AustraliaAustralien Mick Connell United StatesVereinigte Staaten Chip Turner
IsraelIsrael Sasson Aharoni
1992 United StatesVereinigte Staaten Randy Snow GermanyDeutschland Kai Schrameyer FranceFrankreich Laurent Giammartini
1996 NetherlandsNiederlande Ricky Molier United StatesVereinigte Staaten Stephen Welch AustraliaAustralien David Hall
2000 AustraliaAustralien David Hall United StatesVereinigte Staaten Stephen Welch GermanyDeutschland Kai Schrameyer
2004 NetherlandsNiederlande Robin Ammerlaan AustraliaAustralien David Hall FranceFrankreich Michaël Jeremiasz
2008 JapanJapan Shingo Kunieda NetherlandsNiederlande Robin Ammerlaan NetherlandsNiederlande Maikel Scheffers
2012 JapanJapan Shingo Kunieda FranceFrankreich Stéphane Houdet NetherlandsNiederlande Ronald Vink
2016 United KingdomVereinigtes Königreich Gordon Reid United KingdomVereinigtes Königreich Alfie Hewett BelgiumBelgien Joachim Gérard

Double

Paralympics Gold Silver Bronze
1992 United StatesVereinigte Staaten United States
Brad Parks /
Randy Snow
FranceFrankreich France
Thierry Caillier /
Laurent Giammartini
GermanyDeutschland Germany
Kai Schrameyer /
Stefan Bitterauf
1996 United StatesVereinigte Staaten United States
Stephen Welch /
Vance Parmelly
AustraliaAustralien Australia
David Hall /
Mick Connell
NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands
Eric Stuurman /
Ricky Molier
2000 NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands
Robin Ammerlaan /
Ricky Molier
AustraliaAustralien Australia
David Johnson /
David Hall
United StatesVereinigte Staaten United States
Stephen Welch /
Scott Douglas
2004 JapanJapan Japan
Shingo Kunieda /
Satoshi Saida
FranceFrankreich France
Michaël Jeremiasz /
Lahcen Majdi
AustraliaAustralien Australia
Anthony Bonaccurso /
David Hall
2008 FranceFrankreich France
Stéphane Houdet /
Michaël Jeremiasz
SwedenSchweden Sweden
Stefan Olsson /
Peter Vikström
JapanJapan Japan
Shingo Kunieda /
Satoshi Saida
2012 SwedenSchweden Sweden
Stefan Olsson /
Peter Vikström
FranceFrankreich France
Frédéric Cattaneo /
Nicolas Peifer
FranceFrankreich France
Stéphane Houdet /
Michaël Jeremiasz
2016 FranceFrankreich France
Stéphane Houdet /
Nicolas Peifer
United KingdomVereinigtes Königreich United Kingdom
Alfie Hewett /
Gordon Reid
JapanJapan Japan
Shingo Kunieda /
Satoshi Saida

Women

Single

Paralympics Gold Silver Bronze
1988[1] NetherlandsNiederlande Chantal Vandierendonck NetherlandsNiederlande Monique van den Bosch NetherlandsNiederlande Ellen de Lange
United StatesVereinigte Staaten Terry Lewis
1992 NetherlandsNiederlande Monique van den Bosch NetherlandsNiederlande Chantal Vandierendonck GermanyDeutschland Regina Isecke
1996 NetherlandsNiederlande Maaike Smit NetherlandsNiederlande Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch NetherlandsNiederlande Chantal Vandierendonck
2000 NetherlandsNiederlande Esther Vergeer NetherlandsNiederlande Sharon Walraven NetherlandsNiederlande Maaike Smit
2004 NetherlandsNiederlande Esther Vergeer NetherlandsNiederlande Sonja Peters AustraliaAustralien Daniela Di Toro
2008 NetherlandsNiederlande Esther Vergeer NetherlandsNiederlande Korie Homan FranceFrankreich Florence Gravellier
2012 NetherlandsNiederlande Esther Vergeer NetherlandsNiederlande Aniek van Koot NetherlandsNiederlande Jiske Griffioen
2016 NetherlandsNiederlande Jiske Griffioen NetherlandsNiederlande Aniek van Koot NetherlandsNiederlande Marjolein Buis

Double

Paralympics Gold Silver Bronze
1992 NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands
Chantal Vandierendonck /
Monique van den Bosch
United StatesVereinigte Staaten United States
Lynn Seidemann /
Nancy Olson
FranceFrankreich France
Oristelle Marx /
Arlette Racineux
1996 NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands
Chantal Vandierendonck /
Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch
United StatesVereinigte Staaten United States
Hope Lewellen /
Nancy Olson
FranceFrankreich France
Oristelle Marx /
Arlette Racineux
2000 NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands
Maaike Smit /
Esther Vergeer
AustraliaAustralien Australia
Branka Pupovac /
Daniela Di Toro
GermanyDeutschland Germany
Christine Otterbach /
Petra Sax-Scharl
2004 NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands
Maaike Smit /
Esther Vergeer
ThailandThailand Thailand
Sakhorn Khanthasit /
Chanungarn Techamaneewat
SwitzerlandSchweiz Switzerland
Karin Suter-Erath /
Sandra Kalt
2008 NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands
Korie Homan /
Sharon Walraven
NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands
Jiske Griffioen /
Esther Vergeer
FranceFrankreich France
Florence Gravellier /
Arlette Racineux
2012 NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands
Marjolein Buis /
Esther Vergeer
NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands
Jiske Griffioen /
Aniek van Koot
United KingdomVereinigtes Königreich United Kingdom
Lucy Shuker /
Jordanne Whiley
2016 NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands
Jiske Griffioen /
Aniek van Koot
NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands
Marjolein Buis /
Diede de Groot
United KingdomVereinigtes Königreich United Kingdom
Lucy Shuker /
Jordanne Whiley

Quadriplegic

Single

Paralympics Gold Silver Bronze
2004 United KingdomVereinigtes Königreich Peter Norfolk United StatesVereinigte Staaten David Wagner NetherlandsNiederlande Bas van Erp
2008 United KingdomVereinigtes Königreich Peter Norfolk SwedenSchweden Johan Andersson United StatesVereinigte Staaten David Wagner
2012 IsraelIsrael Noam Gershony United StatesVereinigte Staaten David Wagner United StatesVereinigte Staaten Nick Taylor
2016 AustraliaAustralien Dylan Alcott United KingdomVereinigtes Königreich Andrew Lapthorne United StatesVereinigte Staaten David Wagner

Double

Paralympics Gold Silver Bronze
2004 United StatesVereinigte Staaten United States
David Wagner /
Nick Taylor
United KingdomVereinigtes Königreich United Kingdom
Mark Eccleston /
Peter Norfolk
NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands
Monique de Beer /
Bas van Erp
2008 United StatesVereinigte Staaten United States
David Wagner /
Nick Taylor
IsraelIsrael Israel
Boaz Kramer /
Shraga Weinberg
United KingdomVereinigtes Königreich United Kingdom
Peter Norfolk /
Jamie Burdekin
2012 United StatesVereinigte Staaten United States
David Wagner /
Nick Taylor
United KingdomVereinigtes Königreich United Kingdom
Peter Norfolk /
Andrew Lapthorne
IsraelIsrael Israel
Noam Gershony /
Shraga Weinberg
2016 AustraliaAustralien Australia
Dylan Alcott /
Heath Davidson
United StatesVereinigte Staaten United States
David Wagner /
Nick Taylor
United KingdomVereinigtes Königreich United Kingdom
Jamie Burdekin /
Andrew Lapthorne

The ten most successful participants

The – by far – most successful participant is Esther Vergeer from the Netherlands with seven gold medals and one silver medal. The other women who won more than one gold medal at Paralympic wheelchair tennis are all from the Netherlands as well: Monique van den Bosch and Maaike Smit won three, while Chantal Vandierendonck and Jiske Griffioen won two gold medals. All five won their medals in the paraplegic class. In the men’s event, David Wagner, who competed in the quadriplegic class, is the most successful athlete and is the second most successful competitor behind Esther Vergeer. He secured three golds, three silvers and two bronzes. Other male players who won among others three times gold are Shingo Kunieda and Nick Taylor.

  • Place: Reflects the order of the athletes. This is determined by the number of gold medals. If the number is equal, the silver medals are compared, then the bronze medals.
  • Name: States the name of the athlete.
  • Country: Names the country for which the athlete competed. In the case of a change of nationality, the country for which the athlete achieved the last medal is named.
  • Class: names the class in which the athlete competed (P = paraplegic; Q = quadriplegic).
  • From: Names the year in which the athlete won the first Paralympic medal.
  • Till: Names the year in which the athlete won the last Paralympic medal.
  • Gold: Specifies the number of gold medals won.
  • Silver: Specifies the number of silver medals won.
  • Bronze: Specifies the number of bronze medals won.
  • Total: States the number of all medals won.
Place Name Country Class From By Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Esther Vergeer NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands P 2000 2012 7 1 – – 8
2 David Wagner United StatesVereinigte Staaten United States Q 2004 2016 3 3 2 8
3 Nick Taylor United StatesVereinigte Staaten United States Q 2004 2016 3 1 1 5
4 Monique van den Bosch NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands P 1992 1996 3 1 – – 4
5 Shingo Kunieda JapanJapan Japan P 2004 2016 3 – – 2 5
6 Maaike Smit NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands P 1996 2004 3 – – 1 4
7 Iceland Griffin NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands P 2008 2016 2 2 1 5
Peter Norfolk United KingdomVereinigtes Königreich Great Britain Q 2004 2012 2 2 1 5
9 Stéphane Houdet FranceFrankreich France P 2008 2016 2 1 1 4
Chantal Vandierendonck NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands P 1992 1996 2 1 1 4

Nations Rankings

With 17 gold medals, the Netherlands leads the nation ranking, which includes twelve nations, by a wide margin. Moreover, with 36 medals in total, it has more than twice as many as the nation with the second most medals, the second-placed United States with 17 medals. The third most successful nation is Great Britain with three gold, five silver and four bronze medals. Germany ranks ninth in the nation rankings with one silver medal and four bronze medals, while Switzerland ranks eleventh with one bronze medal. So far, a total of 44 nations have taken part in the Paralympic wheelchair tennis competitions.[2]

Place Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 NetherlandsNiederlande Netherlands 17 11 8 36
2 United StatesVereinigte Staaten United States 6 7 4 17
3 United KingdomVereinigtes Königreich Great Britain 3 5 4 12
4 AustraliaAustralien Australia 3 4 3 10
5 JapanJapan Japan 3 0 3 6
6 FranceFrankreich France 2 4 7 13
7 SwedenSchweden Sweden 1 2 0 3
8 IsraelIsrael Israel 1 1 1 3
9 GermanyDeutschland Germany 0 1 4 5
10 ThailandThailand Thailand 0 1 0 1
11 BelgiumBelgien Belgium 0 0 1 1
SwitzerlandSchweiz Switzerland 0 0 1 1

Sources

  • Medallists – International Paralympic Committee

Notes

  1. a b The tournament of the Paralympics 1988 was only considered as a demonstration sport. For this reason, the results are not taken into account in the list of the most successful participants and in the nation rankings.
  2. cf. participants 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012
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