Arigato: Closing ceremony wraps 2020 Tokyo Paralympics after Team China tops medal table

Medals are not made of gold, silver, nor bronze. They are made of sweat, determination, and guts.

After 12 days of competition at the Tokyo Paralympics, the Republic of China finished their campaign after bagging the most medals in the games with 96 gold.

A total of 251 para-athletes competed for China at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020, clinching 96 gold, 60 silver, and 51 bronze for a total of 207 tallied medals in 22 summer sporting events.

Meanwhile, Great Britain maintained the second spot after garnering 41 gold, 38 silver, and 45 bronze.

After winning the Men’s basketball and women’s sitting volleyball, the USA collected a total number of 37 gold, 36 silver and 31 bronze finishing at third place.

The Paralympic flame was set out and handed the flag to Paris for the next games in 2024.

The Tokyo Paralympics 2020 ended the games by drawing the curtains at the Olympic Stadium, as the stadium turned into a party atmosphere. π΄π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘”π‘Žπ‘‘π‘œ, π‘šπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘Ž 𝑛𝑒 π½π‘Žπ‘π‘Žπ‘›, π΅π‘œπ‘›π‘—π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘ƒπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘–π‘ .

The Magic of the Paralympics

The Paralympics changed the outlook of society on disabled people as it draws courage and inspiration.

The Games encompasses the distinctive spirit of a para-athlete who seeks to achieve what the community believes unexpected, but what the para-athlete knows as the truth is the manifestation of the idea that they thrust their physical ability to the absolute limit.

The magic of the Paralympics is that breaks down the social barriers of discrimination for persons with an impairment, displaying great willpower and courage to overcome mental and physical obstacles.

The spell of the Paralympic effect will continue to inspire people to aim higher and highest, beyond any boundaries.

The City Where Differences Shine

The City where differences shine is brought to life by the power of Paralympians through an array of materials and colors.

Every street is painted with different colors in order to easily be recognized. Despite the differences, they are reminded that they are part of the journey that unites the world and that no one is left behind.

The Paralympics had put sports at the service of humanity, by employing their great potential to contribute to the global fight for peace, prosperity and the preservation of human dignity.

It is a restatement of our shared dreams and contributions to unity in all our diversity shines.

The games unfold the magic that unite the entire world in peace which is worth fighting for every day.

The place that the Paralympics created, had built a culture of peace and tolerance by bringing individuals together on a common ground, crossing national and other boundaries to uphold understanding and mutual respect.

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