Paralympics close with magnificent event as China leading medal table

A scene from the closing ceremony in Tokyo A scene from the closing event in Tokyo

The Tokyo Paralympics ended on Sunday with a magnificent closing event as China ended up the Games top of the medals table by a substantial range.

The Paralympics has actually been held without fans and under stringent coronavirus procedures, similar to the Olympics in the Japanese capital in July and August.

China acquired 96 golds and 207 medals in overall followed by Britain with 41 golds and 124 medals. The United States was 3rd with 37 golds and 104 medals ahead of the Russian Paralympic Committee with 36 and 118.

Russia was not permitted to contend as a country due to doping-related sanctions.

China, which next hosts the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in February and March next year in Beijing, lost to the United States in the medals table at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Paralympics closing event at the National Stadium consisted of fireworks, video montages, light programs and contemporary music. Japanese Crown Prince Akishino remained in participation.

The professional athletes’ parade consisted of the 2 Afghan Paralympians who handled to reach Tokyo late after running away the Taliban takeover of their nation. Otherwise just choose members of groups were permitted at the event due to Covid -19 guidelines.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC president Andrew Parsons later on turned over the Paralympic flag to the Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo ahead of the 2024 Summer Games in the French capital.

A crowd in Paris then partied underneath the Eiffel Tower while Parsons and Games chief Seiko Hashimoto provided last addresses in Tokyo.

“It’s been wonderful to see each venue full of smiles,” Hashimoto stated, including that the troubles holding the occasion throughout the pandemic made it additional unique.
“I’m very proud of this wonderful (organizing team. Thank you very much.

“I’m so happy we hosted the Olympic andParalympic Games I think in the worth they bring.”

Parsons declared the Games over, adding: “What a journey, what sport, what aGames Together versus the chances we did it.

“To the people of Japan, you made this possible,” he stated prior to the Paralympic flame was snuffed out.

Paralympics close with magnificent event as China leading medal table