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Team LGBTQ ends Tokyo Paralympics in 15th place in medal count

In the Paralympics medal count, Team LGBTQ was just ahead of Spain, Hungary and Poland.

2020 Tokyo Paralympics - Day 11
Debora Menezes (left) is a late addition to our Team LGBTQ list and won silver in taekwondo.
Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

We tracked the medal count for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympics every day and included Team LGBTQ as if the athletes collectively made up a nation competing in the Games.

There were, by our count, 36 out athletes on Team LGBTQ. That number grew over the course of the Paralympics. That number of athletes makes Team LGBTQ the 29th-largest team at these Tokyo Games. Finishing in 15th place with so many countries having more representatives demonstrated a powerful message for LGBTQ athletes.

Team LGBTQ finished just ahead of Spain, Hungary and Poland. The team’s 25 medals was by far the most at a Paralympics for Team LGBTQ. Athletes from Great Britain accounted for 40% of the medals won by athletes who were part of Team LGBTQ.

Rankings are determined by: 1) gold medals; 2) silver medals; 3) bronze medals; 4) total medals.

The Team LGBTQ medal totals as of now:

Gold: 10
Silver: 11
Bronze: 4

The current Team LGBTQ medal winners at the Tokyo Summer Olympics:

Gold Medalists

Monique Matthews, USA, sitting volleyball

Matthews won her second Paralympics gold in sitting volleyball.

Bo Kramer, Netherlands, wheelchair basketball

Bo Kramer scored 15 points and led Netherlands over China, 50-31, for gold.

Emma Wiggs, Great Britain, rowing

Wiggs takes gold in the Women’s Va’a Single 200m.

Katie Dunley, Ireland, cycling

Dunlevy and McCrystal get golden sweep with win in road race.

Katie Dunley, Ireland, cycling

Dunlevy and pilot Eve McCrystal defend their women’s B time trial gold from Rio.

Lee Pearson, Great Britain, equestrian - para dressage

Pearson won his third gold of these Paralympics in

Alana Maldonado, Brazil, judo

Maldonado took gold in the women’s 70kg category.

Lee Pearson, Great Britain, equestrian - para dressage

Pearson won his second gold of these Paralympics in the Team Test to Music

Lauren Rowles, Great Britain, rowing

Rowles took gold in mixed double sculls

Lee Pearson, Great Britain, equestrian - para dressage

It was his 12th Paralympic gold medal and 15th medal overall

Silver Medalists

Lucy Shuker, Great Britain, wheelchair tennis

Shuker and Jordanne Wiley took silver in the women’s doubles event

Debora Menezes, Brazil, taekwondo

Menezes gets silver in the Women K44 +58kg category.

Emma Wiggs, Great Britain, rowing

Wiggs takes silver in the Women’s Kayak Single 200m - KL2

Asya Miller, USA, goalball

Miller won her fourth goalball Paralympics medal.

Crystal Lane-Wright, Great Britain, cycling

Lane-Wright completed a silver hat trick at these Paralympics in the C4-5 road race.

Crystal Lane-Wright, Great Britain, cycling

Lane-Wright won her second Tokyo silver in the women’s C5 road time trial.

Moran Samuel, Israel, rowing

After carrying Israel’s flag in the opening ceremony, Samuel won silver in single sculls

Katie Dunlevy, Ireland, cycling

Dunlevy got sixth her first event, then silver in Women’s B 3000m Individual Pursuit.

Hailey Danz, USA, triathlon

Danz won her second consecutive Paralympics silver medal in triathlon.

Kate O’Brien, Canada, cycling

The former Olympian is now a Paralympic silver medalist in the Women’s C4-5 500m Time Trial.

Crystal Lane-Wright, Great Britain, cycling

It was the first medal for Team LGBTQ, coming on the first day of competition.

Bronze Medalists

Courtney Ryan and Kaitlyn Eaton, USA, wheelchair basketball

The United States beat Germany for the bronze.

Maz Strong, Australia, track and field - seated shot put

Strong won the second medal by a non-binary athlete at these Paralympics.

Mari Gesteira, Brazil, siwmming

Gesteira took bronze in the 100-meter freestyle.

Robyn Lambird, Australia, track & field - women’s 100m - T34

Lambird is the first publicly out non-binary athlete to win a Paralympics medal.