In photos: Tokyo Paralympics closing ceremony
More than a year after they were supposed to begin, the Tokyo Paralympic Games drew to an end with a closing ceremony on Sunday, with five-time Paralympian Matt Scott serving as the U.S. flagbearer for the event.
Why it matters: The Games, which began in Japan amid COVID state of emergency, closed Sunday in front of a largely empty Olympic Stadium.
Worth noting: The tournament featured a historic number of publicly out LGBTQ athletes, with at least 29 competing this year.
- It also marked the Paralympic debut of badminton and taekwondo.
The big picture: China's 96 gold medals topped the competition, with Great Britain and the U.S. coming next with 41 and 37, respectively.