Aussies Finish One Of The Most Successful Paralympic Campaigns In History

With 21 Gold medals!

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Madison De Rozario wins Gold in the women's Marathon - T54. Source: Getty Images

The Paralympics has wrapped up in Tokyo, Australia completing one of their most successful campaigns - winning 80 medals. 

Our Paralympians finished in 8th place scoring 21 gold, 29 silver and 30 bronze. 

West Australian Madison De Rozario nabbed our final medal, scoring gold in the T-54 marathon yesterday.

Another standout was Lauren Parker watched the last Paralympics in Rio as an active Ironman athlete. Soon after she suffered a freak accident when her tyres blew whilst cycling, throwing her into a guardrail. The accident led to paraplegia.

Despite the major setback, Parker competed at this years Paralympics, making an impressive run during the entire PTWC triathlon for wheelchair athletes, who looked like she had gold in her grip. 

Out in front for most of the race, the exhausted Australian finished with silver after America's Kendall Gretsch pulled ahead a metre or two just before the finish. 

Above: (L-R) Lauren Parker with silver medal alongside gold medalist Kendall Gretsch of Team United States and bronze medalist Eva Maria Moral Pedrero of Spain.

The closing ceremony took place overnight with swimmer Ellie Cole as our flag bearer.

Above: Australian Flagbearer Ellie Cole enters the stadium during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Closing Ceremony. Source: Getty Images

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6 September 2021

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