London bids farewell to Paralympic Games.

LONDON: The closing ceremony of the most successful Paralympic Games rounded off a spectacular summer of sport in Britain as the Olympic Stadium once again hosted a memorable party for athletes and fans alike on Sunday.

Paralympians rose and joined in with the Mexican waves inside the vast arena in east London after the end of the 11-day festival of sport in which China finished top of the medal table.

The Asian powerhouse bagged 95 golds in their 231-medal haul with Russia (36 golds, 102 overall) and hosts Britain (34 golds, 120 overall) in second and third respectively.

“We’ve had the most extraordinary summer of sport,” London Olympics chairman Sebastian Coe told a news conference on Sunday, while International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Philip Craven could barely believe the amount of coverage.

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