PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games 2018

What: 12th Paralympic Winter Games 2018

When: 9-18 March

Where: Pyeongchang (South Korea)

  • The 12th Paralympic Winter Games 2018 concluded in PyeongChang on March 18, 2018.
  • The 10-day competition was held between  9-18 March  in PyeongChang, some 180 kilometres east of Seoul, along with the sub-host cities of Gangneung and Jeongseon.
  • The first time that South Korea  hosted the Winter Paralympics. Although it was the second Paralympics held in the country, after the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul.
  • The Paralympic hosted 567 athletes from 49 countries – both records for Winter Paralympics.
  • The athletes vied for 80 gold medals, also a record for the multi-winter sports event for the disabled.
  • With 13 Gold Medals United States of America topped the medal tally. 
  • The closing ceremony at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, was titled “We Move the World.
  • The Paralympic Flame was extinguished at the end of a dance performance called “Dosalpuri,” a dance of affections and memories, on the stage on which the flame was projection-mapped.
  • Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award: During the ceremony, New Zealand’s para-alpine skier Adam Hall and Finland’s para-Nordic skier Sini Pyy were honoured with the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award.
  • Winter Paralympics in 2022: The Paralympic flag was handed over to Beijing, the next host of the Winter Paralympics in 2022.

Medal Tally

Country     G     S      B    Total

USA             13     15      8    36

NPA              8      10    6     24

Canada        8      4     16     28

France         7      8      15    20 

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