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Tokyo Paralympics ends with colorful and vibrant closing ceremony

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Performers maintain letters spelling out “Thank you to all of the Paralympians!” in the course of the Paralympics’ closing ceremony in Tokyo’s National Stadium on Sunday, September 5.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

The Paralympic flame is extinguished in the course of the closing ceremony.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Flag bearers for the United States, Japan and France enter the stadium in the course of the closing ceremony.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Fireworks gentle up the sky above the National Stadium in the course of the closing ceremony.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Dancers carry out in the course of the closing ceremony.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Artists carry out in the course of the closing ceremony.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Athletes take photographs as fireworks gentle up the sky above the National Stadium in the course of the closing ceremony.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Participants’ shadows are seen on the observe in the course of the closing ceremony.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Germany’s Johannes Floors celebrates after profitable gold in a 400-meter race on Friday, September 3.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Great Britain’s Lee Manning, proper, passes the ball as he collides with teammate Gregg Warburton throughout a wheelchair basketball sport towards Japan on September 3.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Argentina’s Florencia Belen Romero competes within the shot placed on September 3.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Swimmers put together for a backstroke race on Thursday, September 2.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Thailand’s Khwansuda Phuangkitcha, left, competes towards Azerbaijan’s Royala Fataliyeva throughout a taekwondo match on September 2.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Wheelchair basketball gamers from the Netherlands have a good time after defeating Germany in a semifinal sport on September 2.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Cyclists race on the Fuji International Speedway in Oyama, Japan, on September 2.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Japan’s Shingo Kunieda reaches for a shot throughout a wheelchair tennis semifinal on September 2. He defeated Great Britain’s Gordon Reid.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

US bike owner Oksana Masters celebrates after profitable gold in a street race on Wednesday, September 1.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Australia’s Dylan Alcott helps volunteers dry the courtroom earlier than his wheelchair tennis match on September 1.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Brazil’s Michel Gustavo Abraham de Deus competes within the lengthy leap on August 31.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Brazil’s Thalita Simplício, left, and Venezuela’s Alejandra Paola Pérez López compete alongside their guides throughout a 100-meter race on Tuesday, August 31.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

The United States’ Ezra Frech competes within the excessive leap on August 31.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Russia’s Viktoriia Lvova serves a ball throughout a wheelchair tennis match towards Japan’s Momoko Ohtani on Monday, August 30.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Cuba’s Guillermo Varona Gonzalez competes within the javelin last on August 30.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Switzerland’s Marcel Hug prepares at first of a 1,500-meter race, which he received on August 30. He’s additionally received gold within the 800 meters and the 5,000 meters this yr.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Mexico’s Mónica Olivia Rodriguez and her information, Kevin Teodoro Aguilar Perez, react after she received gold in a 1,500-meter race on August 30.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

British gamers have a good time after defeating the United States within the wheelchair rugby gold-medal match on Sunday, August 29.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Japan’s Mami Tani competes within the bike leg of the triathlon on August 29.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Americans Eliana Mason, left, and Amanda Dennis compete in a goalball match towards Brazil on Sunday, August 29.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Athletes are helped out of the water throughout a triathlon on August 29.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

South Africa’s Ntando Mahlangu competes within the lengthy leap, which he received on Saturday, August 28.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Rwanda’s Carine Kwizera, heart, reacts after spiking a ball throughout a sitting volleyball match towards the United States on August 28.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Russia’s Alexey Bychenok competes in a 5,000-meter race on Friday, August 27.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Japan’s Kanami Furukawa will get emotional following her desk tennis victory over Hong Kong’s Wong Ting Ting on August 27.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Spain’s Xavier Porras competes within the lengthy leap on August 27.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

American archer Matt Stutzman holds the bow with his foot whereas competing on August 27.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Wheelchair basketball gamers from the United States and Germany compete in a preliminary spherical sport on August 26.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Nigerian powerlifter Latifat Tijani competes on August 26. She received gold in her weight class.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Chinese swimmer Zheng Tao, heart, competes within the 100-meter freestyle on August 26.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Hungarian fencer Amarilla Veres reacts after profitable gold within the epee on August 26.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Great Britain’s Sophie Wells competes in dressage on August 26.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Danish athletes have a good time after beating Australia in a wheelchair rugby match on August 25.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

American swimmer Natalie Sims competes within the 400-meter freestyle on August 25.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Canada’s Maryam Salehizadeh and Meghan Mahon compete in goalball, a staff sport designed for athletes with a imaginative and prescient impairment, on August 25.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Hungarian fencer Eva Andrea Hajmasi, left, and China’s Bian Jing compete in a sabre semifinal on August 25. Bian went on to win the gold in her class.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Egypt’s Ibrahim Elhusseiny Hamadtou performs a table-tennis match on August 25.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Students watch a wheelchair rugby match between New Zealand and the United States on August 25.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Turkish swimmer Sevilay Ozturk competes within the 200-meter freestyle on August 25.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

German bike owner Denise Schindler celebrates after profitable bronze in a pursuit race on August 25.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

The Paralympic cauldron is lit by three Japanese athletes in the course of the opening ceremony in Tokyo on August 24. The athletes who lit the cauldron had been powerlifter Karin Morisaki, wheelchair tennis participant Yui Kamiji and boccia participant Shunsuke Uchida.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Morisaki, Kamiji and Uchida gentle the cauldron in the course of the opening ceremony.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Fireworks explode over the National Stadium in the course of the opening ceremony.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Entertainers carry out in the course of the opening ceremony, which was held at Tokyo’s National Stadium.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Russian athletes participate within the conventional parade in the course of the opening ceremony. Russian athletes at these Paralympics are formally acknowledged as members of the Russian Paralympic Committee. That’s as a result of in 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency banned Russia from all worldwide sporting competitions, together with the Olympics, for doping non-compliance. Russian athletes cannot compete beneath their nation’s title, flag and nationwide anthem till December 2022.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Artists carry out in the course of the opening ceremony.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

The Paralympic and Japanese flags are flown in the course of the opening ceremony. Most of the stadium’s seats had been empty.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

People carry out in the course of the opening ceremony.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Members of Spain’s Paralympic staff cease for a selfie in the course of the opening ceremony.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons waves after arriving for the opening ceremony. On the left is Japan’s Emperor Naruhito.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

Health-care employees current the Japanese flag in the course of the opening ceremony. The Paralympics are going down amid Japan’s worst outbreak of Covid-19.

The greatest photographs from the Tokyo Paralympics

People take photos as they watch the fireworks illuminate the sky.

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