Monday, September 10, 2012
Oscar Pistorius completed his groundbreaking dual-games trip to London by finally winning an individual gold, defending his Paralympic 400m title in the last competition in the Olympic Stadium on Saturday.
U.S. swimmer Victoria Arlen on Saturday took Britain Ellie Simmonds' S6 100m freestyle title, swimming to victory in a new world record for her first Paralympic gold of the London Games.
Britain's David Weir won the men's wheelchair marathon for his fourth gold of the games, as the London Paralympic Games entered their final lap on Sunday with a valedictory tour of the city's streets.
The London Paralympics has helped shatter social taboos and attitudes towards people with a disability, as well as giving a new, high-profile global platform to disabled sports, organizers said on Sunday.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Australia's Jacqueline Freney on Thursday won the women's S7 400-meter freestyle, bagging her seventh gold of the London Paralympics, as compatriot Matthew Cowdrey took a career 12th and Natalie du Toit again shined.
Surrendering a second Paralympic title in London, a chastened Oscar Pistorius was gracious in defeat this time.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Oscar Pistorius captured his first gold medal of the London Paralympics when he helped South Africa win the 4x100-meter relay in a world-record time at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Paralympics swimming star Natalie du Toit won her second gold medal of the London 2012 Games as she won the women's S9 400-meter freestyle at the Aquatics Centre on Tuesday.
Multiple Paralympic gold medalist Assia El Hannouni of France on Tuesday won gold in the women's T12 400-meter for blind and visually impaired runners, successfully defending her title for the third time.
Indonesian badminton doubles pair Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari have been hit with a four-month ban for their role in a match-throwing scandal at the London Olympics.