British Columbia celebrates six paralympians' medal haul at Rio Games

British Columbia celebrates six paralympians' medal haul at Rio Games

British Columbia celebrates six paralympians' medal haul at Rio Games

"You know, with 2.1 million tickets sold, the second-highest ticket sales ever at a Paralympics Games, the quite unbelievable athletic performances in all of the sports, that has come together and has created a brilliant Games for the spectators, for the television, for the social media".

Mehrzadselakjani later said: "When we heard this news yesterday, we were very shocked".

"The Paralympics speaks to Channel 4's public service remit on many levels and I'm incredibly proud that our coverage and marketing of the Games has both helped change public perceptions of people with impairments and encouraged broadcasters around the world to show Paralympic sport".

In addition to 107 golds, China claimed 81 silver and 51 bronze medals to finish with 239 in total, 92 ahead of Great Britain.

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Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes handed the Paralympic flag to International Paralympic Committee president Sir Philip Craven, who then handed it to Tokyo governor, Yuriko Koike.

Channel 4 chief executive David Abrahams said the channel's commitment to the Paralympics reflected its public service remit.

Khatab said that the Paralympic athletes were disheartened because the media had deprived them of the right of being watched by an Egyptian audience.

"We have had the most competitive team at the most competitive Games resulting in second place on the medal table with 147 medals, 64 of those gold".

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It was a successful Paralympic Games for Canadian athletes in Rio with Team Canada surpassing its goal. The broadcasters will also be the showcase for other IPC major events such as the London 2017 Para Athletics World Championships with programming created, promoted and scheduled to draw large audiences.

Reflecting on the team's success, she said: "We got off to a great start on day one, medals rolling in and everyone wants to be a part of that".

Next, rather than the traditional parade of nations like the opening ceremony eleven days earlier, last night, one representative from each of the 160 countries participating in the Rio Paralympics brought out their flag. The country had finished 11th with 10 gold medals, seven silvers and seven bronze medals in the previous edition of the Paralympics in London four years ago.

Ghana lost out on the medals table as Nigeria, Tunisia, South Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Namibia, Kuwait and Cote D'ivoire completed the gold medal table for Africa respectively. The medals tally just pushes you forward.

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Winning medals in 15 sports - powerlifting, sailing, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair fencing the additional four - matches the record the United States set in Athens in 2004.

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