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Paralympic Games Come To A Close

London's Paralympic Games, which ended on September 9, have been hailed as a runaway success. With packed attendances at most events as well as widespread coverage in most media, this year's Paralympics seem to have more than fulfilled the goal of the games, which is "to enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world." Many of the traditional Olympic superpowers also finished high in the Paralympics rankings with China topping the medal table with 95 golds (231 total medals), followed by Russia's 36 gold medals (102 overall) and Great Britain's 34 (120 total medals).