/ 06 September 2021

Paralympics stars shine as Tokyo 2020 comes to a close

2_BESTPIX-Paralympics-Opening-Ceremony

They were outstanding while they lasted, but the Paralympic Games are done and dusted for another 3 years. Australia finished 8th on the medal tally with 21 gold, 29 silver and 30 bronze medals. It’s just one less medal than our effort at Rio in 2016. Distinguishing themselves on the weekend were Curtis McGrath in the canoe sprint and Madison de Rozario in the wheelchair marathon. And get it up ya Dylan Alcott – the tennis champ is well on his way to glory after his gold medal performance on Saturday. “Paralympics sport saved my life – honestly, it did,” he said, echoing what the Games mean to so many of those who gave it their all over the last 12 days of competition.

And for a full-but-short rundown on what went down over the weekend – including losses by Ash Barty and the Wallabies – the Sport Today podcast is there for you and your need for Monday talking points. 

Image source: Getty

The Squiz Today

Your shortcut to being informed, we've got your news needs covered.

Get the Squiz Today newsletter

Quick, agenda-free news that doesn't take itself too seriously. Get on it.