Beijing, 13 March 2022 (TDI): With extinguishing the Paralympic Flame, the Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics has officially ended. The closing ceremony was held on March 13.

Chinese President attended Closing Ceremony

President of China, Xi Jinping, attended the closing ceremony of the Beijing Winter Paralympics held at National Stadium Beijing.

Speech of IPC President

Similarly, President of IPC, Andrew Parsons, declared the end of the Beijing Winter Paralympics. In his speech, he applauded the efforts of the Paralympics Organizing Committee and Volunteer for organizing such a splendid event.

Along these lines, he also highlighted the fairness of the Beijing Winter Paralympics. Meanwhile, the team played hard but the results remained unbiased and impartial.

Moreover, he also thanked national and local authorities along with the Chinese people who organized such a splendid event. During the closing ceremony, Parson stated that the Paralympics has marked a new dawn for Paralympic Movement.

Indeed, China has set a hallmark for future winter games. He also remarked that China is now a sports powerhouse for Paralympic games. Besides, he acknowledged the efforts of forty-six participating National Paralympic Committees, technical experts, and the International Federation.

Paralympic Flag

At National Stadium, the organizing authorities lowered the Paralympic flag. It was handed over to the mayor of Cortina d’Ampezzo and vice mayor of Milan. In 2026, Milan and Cortina will host the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Gifts for Volunteers

At Beijing Winter Paralympics, there were approximately nine thousand volunteers. These volunteers worked hard to provide a splendid and secure environment for athletes.

Therefore, the representatives of volunteers got commemorative gifts in return for their commitment and hard work. Similarly, volunteers are also considered  ‘unsung heroes of the Paralympics.

Flag Bearer of Team China

During the ceremony, Yang Hongqiong held the flag of China. During the Paralympic Games, she clinched three gold medals. In addition to that, she is the first Chinese Para Skier to secure three golds at a single Paralympic Sports Event.

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The flag bearer of Team China at the official Closing Ceremony of Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympics

Earlier, she participated in wheelchair basketball from Yunnan Province of China. In 2018, she joined the para cross-country skiing. As far as the responsibility of being the flag bearer is concerned, she commented as under;

“I will try my best to get the job done perfectly, and demonstrate the vigorous, positive characters of Chinese Paralympians.”

CPC and State Council Congratulated Team China

The Central Committee of CPC and State Council congratulated Team China for giving its best in history performance. Overall, the Chinese delegation acclaimed eighteen gold medals, twenty silvers, and twenty-three bronzes at Winter Sports. Besides, the delegation earned respect and accolades for its contributions towards organizing such a splendid event.

Indeed, team China showed the spirit of mission and hard work. It went beyond its limits and showed unity and self-improvement. Of course, the spirit of the Chinese delegation featured optimism, tenacity, and enterprise. The message also remarked that the Chinese people and motherland are proud of their Paralympic achievements.

It is pertinent to note that the congratulatory message pointed out the integrity and ethics of these sporting events. Eventually, it strengthened and lifted the morale of disabled people.

“Your excellent performance exemplifies the Chinese sportsmanship, reflects the progress China is making in human rights and national development, and has spurred patriotism from all the sons and daughters of the Chinese nation both at home and abroad,” said the message.

Closing Ceremony and Chinese Romance

As per remarks of the Chinese Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hua Chunying, the closing ceremony was held in a Chinese romantic way. Furthermore, Chinese traditions consider the number 13 a sign of good luck. Currently, it was the  13th edition of the Paralympic Games which ended on March 13.