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The “Paralympic Pele” Jefinho was the star of the show in football 5-a-side scoring some outstanding goals as Brazil claimed its fourth successive Paralympic title in the sport.

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The star performer for hosts Brazil was swimmer Daniel Dias who, in winning nine medals, made the podium more than any other athlete at the Games.

He finished with four gold, three silver and two bronze medals.

For the first time ever an Independent Paralympic Athletes team took part featuring two refugee athletes and more countries than ever before won at least one Paralympic medal.

A record 1,670 female athletes also took part, more than double the number that took part at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympics. On the penultimate day of competition Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad died following a crash in the road cycling event. Rio 2016 Qualification Criteria Rio 2016 featured 22 sports, two more than London 2012, with canoe and triathlon making their Paralympic debut.

Earlier, Sir Philip had led the capacity crowd in a moment of silence in tribute to Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad and paid tribute to the performances of all athletes.“Paralympians, your exceptional performances focussed the world on your sensational abilities,” said Sir Philip.

“People were in awe at what you could do and forgot about what they believed you could not.

Canoe took place at the iconic Lagoa venue whilst triathlon took place along the world famous Copacabana Beach.

Archery Para athletics Boccia Canoe Cycling Equestrian Football 5-a-side Football 7-a-side Goalball Judo Para powerlifting Rowing Sailing Shooting Para sport Sitting volleyball Para swimming Table tennis Triathlon Wheelchair basketball Wheelchair fencing Wheelchair rugby Wheelchair tennis The Rio 2016 Paralympic Torch Relay involved five Brazilian cities – Brasilia, Belem, Natal, Sao Paulo and Joinville - and Stoke Mandeville in Great Britain before the six flames were brought together virtually to create the Paralympic Flame on Tuesday 6 September.

Kazakhstan (1 gold), Georgia (1 gold), Malaysia (3 golds), Uzbekistan (8 golds) and Vietnam (1 gold) won Paralympic titles for the first time, whilst Cape Verde, Mozambique, Qatar and Uganda claimed their first ever medals at a Paralympic Games.

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