Colorful Paralympics closing ceremony concludes Tokyo 2020 as Paris celebrates the handover

Afghanistan’s Zakia Khudadadi and Hossain Rasouli, who were able to escape from their country during the Games, carried their flag during the closing ceremony.

Brazil seals fifth consecutive Paralympic football title with win over arch-rivals Argentina

Raimundo Mendes, who won gold with Brazil at London 2012 and Rio 2016, scores the only goal of the match.

Dane delight as ex-world champ, 43, beats battling Brit to taekwondo gold at the Tokyo Paralympics

Danish cancer survivor Lisa Gjessing outguns newcomer Beth Munro, who only joined Great Britain team last year.

Trailblazing former sprinter took up para sports aged 26; now a taekwondo Paralympian in Tokyo at 32

Shauna-Kay Hines, an IT professional from Kingston, Jamaica, says “It doesn’t matter where you come from or that you have a disability, you can be successful with the right support and mindset.”

Paris 2024: We invite the world to watch the Paralympic handover celebration

Etienne Thobois, CEO of Paris 2024: “There is always this something extra that grabs you by the heart at the Paralympic Games. It’s thrilling and inspiring for every sports fan; and it stays in your soul.”

Cape Verde sprinter Keula Pereira Semedo says ‘yes’ to marriage proposal by her guide on the track

Manuel Vaz da Veiga took his opportunity with the whole world watching to go down on one knee and propose to his partner in one of the most heartwarming moments at Tokyo 2020.

Afghan taekwondo fighter Zakia Khudadadi competes in the sport’s Paralympic debut in Tokyo

Khudadadi follows teammate Hossain Rasouli, who recorded a new personal best distance in the men’s long jump T47 event on Tuesday.

Doubles teammates faced off to decide the winner of the first point, game and match in Paralympic badminton history

Valeska Knoblauch defeated her fellow German Elke Rongen on Wednesday. The two team up on Thursday in doubles.

USA’s 27-time para swimming medalist: Phelps wrote me good luck and that he was rooting for me

Jessica Long, competing in her fifth Paralympics, won her fourth medal in Tokyo with a silver in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB7 on Wednesday.

Afghan athlete Hossain Rasouli sets personal best in men’s long jump at the Paralympics days after escaping his country

Rasouli arrived in Tokyo on August 28, a day after his he was to compete in the 100m T47 event. The IPC allowed him to take part in the long jump instead.

World record tumbles in the Paralympics pool as China sweep the podium

China’s dominance in swimming highlighted as Zheng Tao claimed gold in a time of 31.42 seconds in the men’s 50m backstroke S5 event.

IPC president Andrew Parsons on Tokyo Paralympics: “We are having fantastic Games here”

At the halfway point, Parsons offers his assessment so far and pays tribute to former IOC president Jacques Rogge.

Former car mechanic wins Paralympic judo gold: “I’ve still got to go home and look after the dog”

British judoka Christopher Skelley was in disbelief as he completed an emotional 11-year journey to the top of the podium.

Afghanistan Paralympics team will compete in Tokyo after arriving in Japan from Paris

The two athletes, who are at the Paralympic Village, have been given a special exemption from any media duties while at Tokyo 2020.

Flame-lighting wheelchair tennis star makes winning start after shocking her mother

Rio 2016 Paralympic bronze medalist Kamiji Yui has experienced an unforgettable few days at Tokyo 2020.

Japanese Paralympic Committee vice president: Paralympics a watershed moment for para sports in Japan

Hidefumi Takahashi says “I think we have seen the change in society, thanks to the support of the media in improving the interest in the Paralympic activities, and the corporations who are supporting this.”

Teenage Rio 2016 Paralympic medalist matures to beat Canadian flagbearer for judo gold

Algeria’s Cherine Abdellaoui: “It has been so difficult in terms of the pandemic in the country and it is a great achievement to get this medal”.

IPC: Tokyo 2020 Paralympics enjoying a fast start on broadcast and digital media

Paralympics website expected to surpass its figures from all of Rio 2016 after less than three days of competition in Japan.

A surprise Paralympics debut puts a business venture on hold for a member of the Wheel Blacks

New Zealand’s Barney Koneferenisi was a late call-up to the wheelchair rugby team, which is back in the Paralympics for the first time since Beijing 2008.

The Usain Bolt of para athletics targets new 100m world record on Friday

Brazilian sprinter Petrucio Ferreira dos Santos: “Being compared to him, being called the Paralympic Usain Bolt, makes me really happy. I mean, really, really happy.”