Paralympic Games: a record number of medals
The Belgian delegation achieved the best record in its history, winning 15 Paralympic medals.
As the lights go out on the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, it is time to take stock of these Paralympic Games, which have aroused immense emotion and admiration for the sporting and human achievements of these extraordinary athletes.
For its part, the Belgian Paralympic Committee can only be delighted at the end of this fortnight (24 August to 5 September): "From one medal in Beijing 2008, we progressed to seven in London in 2012, then 11 in Rio en 2016, and now 15 medals at Tokyo 2020."
The third step of the podium saw Manon Claeys in the para-dressage (individual test and freestyle grade IV), Roger Habsch (100 m and 200 m T51 in wheelchair athletics), Maxime Hordies (H1) and Tim Celen (T2) in the road cycling time trial, Florian Van Acker (table tennis) and Griet Hoet and Anneleen Monsieur, in the track cycling km time trial.
Ewoud Vromant (C2) in the road cycling time trial, Tim Celen (T2) in the cycling road race and Peter Genyn in the wheelchair 200m (T51) each achieved a good second place.
On the highest step of the podium, we honoured the performances of Michèle George in the para-dressage (in individual test and freestyle, grade V), Laurens Devos in table tennis (class 9) and lastly Peter Genyn in the 100 m (T51).
See you in Paris in three years !