The London 2012 Paralympics were closed today with a star-studded ceremony including Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Coldplay. Benoît Huot “The Shark” was the Team Canada flag-bearer at the closing ceremony as he collected gold, silver, and bronze medals at these games.
Over the course of the 11-day London 2012 Paralympics, our Canadian athletes made our country proud by collecting 7 gold, 15 silver, and 9 bronze. We even had a 5-medal day on September 7th. Our medals came in Archery (1 bronze), Athletics (1 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze), Boccia (1 bronze), Cycling Road (1 gold, 1 bronze), Swimming (4 gold, 9 silver, 3 bronze), Wheelchair Basketball (1 gold), and Wheelchair Rugby (1 silver).
RT @london2012: Thank you for an unforgettable summer! #ClosingCeremony
— CDN Paralympic Team (@CDNParalympics) September 9, 2012
BC athletes will be flying home through Vancouver International Airport (“YVR”) on Monday, September 10, 2012 including athletics gold medallist Michelle Stilwell, boccia bronze medallist Josh Vander Vies and swimming silver medallist Nathan Stein. They will be arriving at 11:55am on Air Canada flight AC855.
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