After 12 days of outstanding athleticism, skill and courage, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is over. The global sporting event was a feast of historic firsts and moments of shared joy and pain. These are just some of the memorable highlights.
After a year’s delay to the start of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, “moving forward” had been the overwhelming theme of the Opening Ceremony. From that impressive start to the Games, there has been a stream of outstanding performances from more than 4,400 athletes who have travelled from across the globe to take part; from historic firsts to moments of shared joy and pain. We salute everyone who took part.
Here we record just a few of the many special moments.
DAY 1: Australia’s Paige Greco wins first gold at Tokyo 2020
Paige Greco, 24, became the first gold medallist of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The Australian won the C1-3 3,000m individual pursuit, in a time of 3:50.815 to set a new world record.
READ MORE: Australia’s Paige Greco wins first gold medal of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic GamesPaige Greco AUS is presented with the Gold Medal in the Track Cycling Womens C3 3000m Individual Pursuit at the Izu Velodrome, Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday 25 August 2021. Photo: OIS/Thomas Lovelock. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOCHandout image supplied by OIS/IOC. Olympic Information Services OIS.[Read more…] about Memorable Moments of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games