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The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games was brought to a close inside a packed Maracana Stadium on Sunday evening.

Tributes were paid to Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad, who died on Saturday, following a crash in the Men’s C4-5 road race.

The opening segments featured blind drummers guided by a “visual metronome”, a performance by Andreas Kisser set to a sequence featuring acrobats in wheelchairs, and a performance by Jonathan Bastos – who was born without arms, and plays guitar with his feet.

The cultural program of the closing ceremony was structured as a concert, being headlined by Ivete Sangalo and Gaby Amarantos, joined by Vanessa da Mata, Céu, Saulo Fernandes, Saulo Laucas, Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser, Armandinho, Jonathan Bastos, the groups Nação Zumbi and Dream Team do Passinho, and the funk singer Nego do Borel.

The cultural program of the closing ceremony was structured as a concert.

Following the official handover ceremony, a cultural presentation was held to showcase Tokyo, host city of the 2020 Summer Paralympics.

See photos below:

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Rio Paralympics Closing Ceremony2

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Nego de Borel

Nego de Borel

Ivete Sangalo Performing

Ivete Sangalo Performing

Gary Amarantos

Gaby Amarantos

A troupe of Tokyo 2020 dancers with impairments performing at the ceremony

A troupe of Tokyo 2020 dancers with impairments performing at the ceremony

Saulo

Saulo

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Johnatha Bastos Playing the Guitar with his feet

Jonathan Bastos Playing the Guitar with his feet

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Jorge du Peixe of Music Group Nacao Zumbi

Jorge du Peixe of Music Group Nacao Zumbi

Vanessa de Mata

Vanessa de Mata

New IPC Committee Members and Volunteers

New IPC Committee Members and Volunteers

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4 Comments

  1. Tosin

    September 19, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    it looks super-colourful. i have to go and watch this and the previous Rio Olympics (not para) closing ceremonies which I hear was also fabulous.

  2. mz_titilitious

    September 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    @BN pls this one Arena advert is disturbing, it’s too big and I can’t even read post clearly, Pls find a solution to it.

    • mimi

      September 19, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      In addition to the bailey advert moving in the background. Its too much for my eyes abeg. One at a time

  3. mz_titilitious

    September 19, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    And it can’t be closed! In short it’s giving me headache!

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