GB finishes ‘rollercoaster’ Paralympics with medal haul that beats London 2012 – The Guardian

British athletes at the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP/Getty Images

ParalympicsGB confirmed an incredible athletic performance in the most challenging of circumstances on Sunday as they finished in second place in the medal table at Tokyo 2020 behind China.

Great Britain won 124 medals overall, 41 gold, 38 silver and 45 bronze, but it barely begins to tell the story of a performance that must surely rank as the best in British Paralympic history.

While fewer medals were won this summer than in Rio five years ago, the total beat that of the home games of London 2012 by four. What’s more, the Rio success came without the participation of Russia who, competing as RPC in Tokyo, won 114 medals.

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