Tokyo has farewelled the Paralympics after 12 days of competition, and the Games have been celebrated at a musical and emotional closing ceremony.
IPC president Andrew Parsons said “arigato” (thank you) to Tokyo, and declared that the Paralympics were not just historic, but “fantastic”.
The Paralympic flame was put out, and the flag was handed to Paris to hold until the next Games in 2024.
Greek athletes entered the stadium first, with Nasos Gavelas and Sotiris Garaganis carrying the Greek flag.
The flag was handed over to the representatives of Paris as they are
to hold until the next Games in 2024.
In total, Greece claimed 11 medals – one gold, three silver and seven bronze.