The Paralympics have come to an end, but going athletes are going home happy and proud! After 12 days of intense competition, the games closed on Sunday September 9, 2012 with a parade of Britain’s athletes on floats to Buckingham Palace and a concert with Coldplay, Rihanna and Jay-Z in the Olympic Stadium. Details of the closing festivities can be found here.
Through all their hard work, Canadian Paralympic athletes came home with 31 medals; seven gold, fifteen silver and nine bronze. They ranked 15th for overall medals and 20th for gold medals! For the latest results click here
Paralympic athletes give all of us inspiration as they show us that determination and hard work does pay off!
Congratulations to all of the Paralympic athletes of 2012!