Facts & Figures

4,400 athletes from 170 countries

539 medal events

22 sports

Medaillenanzahl Österreich:

  • 24 Austrian athletes (6 women and 18 men)
  • Medal count: 9 medals (1 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze)
  • Nations ranking: 47th place


 Chef de Mission for Austria:

  • Julia Wenninger, M.D.



  • “United by Emotion”

The slogan highlighted the power of sport to bring people from different backgrounds together and give them the opportunity to connect and celebrate in ways that transcend their differences.

The Games’ motto encapsulated the Games’ vision and summarized the ideas and concepts that the host city wanted to share with the world.

“United by Emotion” expressed the hope that spectators, volunteers and athletes from more than 170 National Paralympic Committees and the Refugee Olympic Team gathering in Tokyo this summer, as well as the billions of viewers on television and the Internet around the world, came together and understood that there is more that united them than divided them.


4,400 athletes from 170 nations competed from August 24 – 05 September 2021 in Tokyo in 22 sports (Football 5-a-side, Badminton, Boccia, Archery, Goalball, Judo, Athletics, Canoe, Rowing, Triathlon, Powerlifting, Cycling, Equestrian, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Tennis, Shooting, Swimming, Sitting Volleyball, Taekwondo and Table Tennis).

Austria competed in Canoe, Athletics, Cycling, Equestrian, Wheelchair Tennis, Swimming, Table Tennis and Triathlon and Paralympic Team Austria ended the XVI. Paralympic Games in Tokyo with nine medals.

Thus, the red-white-red athletes got the same number of medals as five years earlier in Rio. “We didn’t expect so many medals because the team was also smaller than in Rio,” ÖPC President Maria Rauch-Kallat is pleased.

Handbiker Walter Ablinger was one of the very big conquerors of the Games with one gold and one bronze medal. “I am still speechless what I managed to do at Fuji Speedway,” said the Upper Austrian.

Ablinger’s teammate Thomas Frühwirth and dressage rider Pepo Puch each took home two silver medals. All three were already able to collect precious metal at past Games.

With triathlete Florian Brungraber (silver) and handbiker Alexander Gritsch (2x bronze), two Paralympics debutants could also rejoice over medals.

“The mixture of experience and newcomers in the team was definitely right,” ÖPC Secretary General Petra Huber was convinced. “But it is much more important that all athletes remained uninjured and healthy.”

Rauch-Kallat also did not want to reduce the Paralympics to the medal winners: “We were happy with everyone who was able to achieve their personal goals. Often fourth, fifth or tenth places can make you just as happy.”


Media value & key figures for the TOKYO 2020 Paralympics:

  • ÖPC media value: € 7,231,420
  • Contact opportunities: 146,315,417


  • 64.5 hours on ORF1, ORF2 and ORF Sport+.

Print media:

  • 959 print articles
  • KURIER supplement – 12-page KURIER-Extra on the topic “Paralympics TOKYO 2020” was published with a circulation of 160,800 copies

Online articles:

  • 524 online articles on the “TOKYO 2020” Paralympics

ÖPC website:

  • News articles are published several times a week, during the Paralympics there are several articles daily
  • Paralympic Newsletter was sent at least twice a month to about 2,550 subscribers – daily during the Paralympics

Website access figures during TOKYO 2020:

  • Total users: 22,907 people
  • Page views: 45,454

Social media reach during TOKYO 2020 – Facebook:

  • Post reach: 625,716 people, average of 31,286 people per day
  • Video views: 24,076 views, an average of 1,204 per day
  • Interactions: 96,981 interactions from users, an average of 4,849 interactions per day


  • Video views: 62,360 views, average 4,797 per day.
  • Interactions (comments, likes, etc.): 731, average 56 per day


For more information, visit: www.paralympic.org/tokyo-2020