Rio judge seizes assets of official Olympic broadcaster


22 September, 2016

"It's not every day that you can go out in a wheelchair and bash up other guys in wheelchairs", he told the Rio 2016 website.

"But we obviously know what we're doing at the top so we've just got to keep continuing that through".

Japanese athletes captured 24 medals - 10 silvers and 14 bronzes, but no gold.

The Paralympic movement also avoided taking a major step backwards following the giant leap forward it took at London 2012.

IPC president Sir Philip Craven said the channel had "set an worldwide benchmark" for Paralympics coverage.

Osoth, who has been associated with the Thai Paralympic teams since 2000, said improvements were especially needed in shooting and archery as the Thai players were not strong enough.

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

"The magnificent performance of ParalympicsGB this year reflects the talent and commitment of the athletes and their support teams".

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In the men's event, Switzerland's Marcel Hug jostled neck and neck with Australia's Kert Fearnley before putting in an extraordinary burst of energy to soar over the finish line a few meters ahead.

Cundy won two gold medals on the cycling track in his sixth Games, four years on from ignominy in London when he exploded into a fit of rage at officials for denying him a restart in his favourite one-kilometre time-trial discipline.

Masoud Ashrafi, the secretary-general of Iran's National Paralympic Committee, said: "There is one bitterness and one sweetness". He was the first British man to win an Olympic swimming gold medal since Adrian Moorhouse in 1988.

Nigeria topped the gold medals table in the African category with eight (8) gold medals, two silver and two bronze medals each and placed 17th on the world gold medal chart with a total of 12 medals.

Over the course of 11 days in Brazil, they won 147 medals in total, including a staggering 64 golds.

During the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Sunday, President of the International Paralympic Committee Sir Philip Craven delivered a speech and paid condolences to Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad's family, friends, his teammates and the people of Iran by observing a moment of silence in his memory.

For now though, Paralympics Ireland can rightly bask in their Rio efforts, with Harbison going so far as to suggest these Games should be viewed positively when set against London's record-breaking results.

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