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Paralympics end with a bang

September 20, 2016

The 2016 Paralympic Games have ended with a blaze of fireworks and a spectacular closing ceremony.

New Zealand’s triple medal winning sprinter Liam Malone carried the flag as the flag bearers marched in single file into the venue.

Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer didn’t attend and Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike took the Paralympic flag in a symbolic handover to the next host city.

A minute’s silence was observed to mark the death of an Iranian para-cyclist in the men’s road race on Sunday, the first ever fatality in Paralympic Games history.

Only a month ago ticket sales stood at 12 per cent. However, a late surge made Rio the second best attended Paralympics in history with 2.1 million tickets sold.

China won the most medals with 239, while New Zealand finished in 13th position with 21 medals.

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My name is Shem Banbury. I am the owner and Chief Editor of Kiwi Kids News. By day I am a school teacher and by night a wannabe triathlete.


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1

Go nz

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thats awesome BANG!!!

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lets go

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lets go nz lets go

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yay china won

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That's sad how he died 🙁

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sad nz is great at sports but nobody sees it:(

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I feel sorry for that cyclist who died,good luck NZ next time we might do better,great run though!