The fire of the Paralympic games in Pyeongchang

© Vladimir Smirnov/TASS

PYEONGCHANG /South Korea/, March 18. /TASS/. Fire XII winter Paralympics extinguished during the closing ceremony of the Games at the Olympic stadium in South Korea’s Pyeongchang.

The competition was attended by 567 athletes from 49 countries, for the first time at the Paralympic games were athletes from Georgia, North Korea and Tajikistan.

Russian athletes because of the removal of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RCC) performed in the status of a neutral Paralympic athletes (Neutral Paralympic Athletes) and under the Paralympic flag, just the Paralympics in Pyeongchang involved 30 Russian athletes and six athletes leading. Russian Paralympic athletes won second place in the unofficial team standings with 24 medals (eight gold, ten silver and six bronze) . Excelled in the medal standings team USA (36 medals, including 13 gold, 15 silver and eight bronze, 68 athletes), third were Canadians (28 medals: eight gold, four silver and 16 bronze, 55 athletes).

The Paralympic games were held in Pyeongchang from 9 to 18 March. The next winter Paralympics will be held in 2022 in Beijing.