Paralympics 'a triumph of human endeavour'
AFTER just under two weeks of moving and inspiring sporting talent, the London Paralympics has come to an end.
Eleven days of inspirational performances from disabled athletes drew to a close last night as stars including Coldplay, Rhianna and Jay-Z took to the stage to celebrate what Sebastian Coe hailed "a triumph of human endeavour".
The city welcomed the Paralympics with open arms from the day the Flame arrived in Armada Way and joined in the celebrations when Paralympian David Wetherill, from Torpoint, went viral on YouTube.
The 22-year-old attracted more than 3.7million hits for a wonder shot he hit during his 3-1 defeat to Thomasz Lusiak at the Games.
Unfortunately for Wetherill, the youngest table tennis competitor at the London Paralympics, he went out of the competition in the opening preliminaries round.
Following his defeat he told The Herald his disappointment had fuelled his determination to win a Paralympics medal, preferably at Rio in 2016.
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