Polish athletes were among the favorites to win medals at the Paralympic Games and were able to take advantage of the opportunities. White and red in Tokyo received 25 medals, including 7 gold, 6 silver and 12 bronze. The medals were won by Chinese athletes, who won a total of 207 medals. The medal standings platform has been completed by the United Kingdom and the United States.
After the competition ended at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games took place, and there was traditionally a large-scale organized artistic part. Viewers can also see the statements of the Paralympic players who mentioned that people with disabilities are among us and make up 15% of the total. world population.
After the technical part, those participants who had not yet left Tokyo due to competition in the last days of the Paralympic Games entered the stadium. There are also flags of countries participating in sports competitions. Members of the Paralympic Games also attended the closing ceremony, and participated in the creation of special equipment.
The standard-bearer of the Polish team at the closing ceremony was Bartomij Mroz, a 27-year-old tennis player. While in Poland, Mroz trains with strong players, which he himself spoke about. Parapadmenton is a discipline that debuted in Tokyo at the Paralympic Games.
And the technical part ended with the joint construction of a miniature model of Tokyo, which was also attended by athletes. After its completion, the “I Am Possible” award was presented, which was funded by the International Paralympic Committee and was intended for those who contributed to the development of the idea of the Paralympic Games. It was awarded to representatives of three schools from different parts of the world, as well as athletes: Lasam Katungu from Zambia, and Katarzyna Rogović, a former Polish figure skater commenting on the ceremony at the Polish TV studio.
There was also a reference to the next organizer of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, that is, Paris. The French prepared a video that was part of the closing ceremony, and the flag of France appeared on the Olympic mast. Seiko Hashimoto, President of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee, also spoke, followed by Andrew Parsons, President of the Paralympic Committee. Both thanked all those involved in organizing the Paralympic Games and expressed their appreciation to the participants.
After the speeches ended, the audience listened to the wonderful performance of the song “What a Wonderful World”, after which the Olympic torch relay was carried out in Tokyo. Extinguishing the fire marked the official closure of the Tokyo Paralympic Games.
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