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Tokyo Paralympic Games declared closed

Baku, September 5, AZERTAC

President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Andrew Parsons has handed over the Olympic flag to Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and declared the XVI Paralympic Summer Games closed, according to TASS.

The closing ceremony is being held at Tokyo’s National Stadium without spectators.

The next Paralympic Games will be held in Paris on August 28 through September 8, 2024.

In all, 539 sets of medals in 22 disciplines were contested at the Paralympic Games that opened on August 24.

Team RPC (Russian Paralympic Committee) finished in the fourth place in the overall medal standings, with 36 gold, 33 silver and 49 bronze medals, following China in the top place boasting 96 gold, 60 silver and 51 bronze medals, Great Britain in the 2nd place with 41 gold, 38 silver and 45 bronze medals, and the United States in the 3rd place with 37 gold, 36 silver and 31 bronze medals.

The 2020 Summer Paralympic Games in Japan’s Tokyo were held between August 24 and September 5, 2021. In March 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced their decision to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Japan for one year due to the continuous COVID-19 spread.

The Paralympic flame has been put out at the closing ceremony of the 16th Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo.

In all, 539 sets of medals in 22 disciplines were contested at the Paralympic Games that opened on August 24.

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