Paralympics wraps up for 2012

Paralympics wraps up for 2012

The 2012 Paralympics have wrapped up in London, with Australia finishing in fifth place on the medal tally.

The Closing ceremony has officially brought the Games to an end this morning, with musical acts Coldplay Rihanna and Jay Z among the performers.

British servicemen and women who have been wounded in Afghanistan were also among the 2000 people involved in the ceremony.

Australia has finished with 32 gold medals, 23 silver, and 30 bronze, while China has blitzed the rest of the world with 95 gold to take the number one position.

Australia’s final gold medal of the Games was won by the wheelchair rugby team, who beat Canada 65-51, claiming their first ever Paralympic gold.

Swimmer Jacqueline Freney was Australia’s most successful athlete this year, winning 8 gold medals.

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