See all the best pictures of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in our gallery. We've got pics of the opening and closing ceremonies, British medal winners and photos tweeted by your favourite paralympic athletes...
See all the best pictures from the London 2012 Paralympic Games right here. We’ve got pics of the opening and closing ceremonies, British medal winners and photos tweeted by your favourite Paralympic athletes…
Spectacular fireworks closed the ceremony with a bang! We’re definitely going to miss both the Olympics and Paralympics. London 2012, it’s been a pleasure!
We were amazed by the huge face created by fire in the closing ceremony performance – very clever.
All the dancers gave it their all in the last few hours of Paralympic celebrations. This performer was suspended in the air from lightbulbs.
What a great line-up they had. Rihanna, Jay-Z, Coldplay sang Run This Town – wish we could have been there!
Coldplay and Rihanna joined forces to sing in the closing ceremony of the Paralympics. The duo wowed fans and Coldplay managed to squeeze 15 songs into the grand finale – well they are one of the best Brtish bands out there!
David Weir bagged himself yet another gold medal at the T54 Wheelchair Marathon in London. Pictured with his son, Mason, the champion looked very proud of his 4th gold medal at the 2012 Games.
Shelley Woods won a silver medal in the Women’s Marathon – well done, Shelley!
Sarah Storey won her fourth gold in the Women’s Individual Time Trails C5, Track Cycling. The talented 34 year old celebrated her win with her fellow Paralympian and husband Barney Storey.
More gold medals! Jonnie Peacock nearly died from Meningitis at the age of 5, but just 14 years later, he’s won the T44 men’s 100m final forTeam GB – and set a new Paralympic record on the way. Well done Jonnie.
Is there no stopping this man? David Weir added his third 2012 Paralympic gold medal to his collection, after winning the men’s T45 800m final. Amazing!
Here’s Hannah Cockroft, nicknamed ‘Hurricane’, triumphantly winning gold in the women’s T34 200m final. She’s already the world record holder, and now has a London Paralympic gold medal too. Go Team GB!
Helena Lucas won gold in the 2.4 metre class sailing in Weymouth. The 37 year old was full of smiles posing for a pic with the Union Jack flag – congrats Helena!
Lee Pearson looked very proud at the Paralympics Ball showing off his bronze, silver and gold medals in equestrian events – well done Lee!
David Smith, James Roe, Pamela Relph and Naomi Riches won gold in the mixed four rowing competition. The team was very happy and celebrated at the Paralympics Ball in London.
David Anthony gave it his all and scored in the wheelchair rugby competition. Unfortunately Team GB lost to the USA who won the match 56 to 44 – close game!
Well done to all those who volunteered at both the Olympics and the Paralympics. London Mayor, Boris Johnson gave a personal thanks to some lucky volunteers.
What a great Paralympic sport to take part in. Open seas, blue skies – perfect. Unfortunately Team GB just slipped out of the medal position after being penalised for an ‘off-the-water situation’ – oops!
Prince Harry showed his support for Paralympians at the pool side. Gold medalist, Jessica Jane Applegate (who won gold in 200m swimming freestyle) was very pleased to get a picture with the handsome prince – and who can blame her.
Wheelrace star David Weir won Team GB’s 7th gold medal of the day in T54 5,000m. The 33-year-old was beaming with happiness as he crossed the finish line.
David won his second gold medal in the 1,500m wheelrace which got a huge uproar from spectators – well done David!
Ellie Simmonds won a well deserved gold medal in the Women’s 400m Swimming Freestyle S6. The Paralympian got a huge uproar from spectators as she finished the race in a record breaking five minutes 19.17 seconds – amazing!
She then went on to win yet another gold beating her record set in the heat by finishing in 3 mins and 5.36 seconds in the Freestyle SM6 200m medley. The 17-year old was beaming with pride.
Natasha Baker looked very proud with her gold on the podium with fellow competetors, Germany’s Britta Napel (Silver) and Angelika Trabert (Bronze). After winning the dressage, the Paralympian was ready to celebrate.
Natasha went on to win a second gold medal at Greenwich Park in the Equestrian Grade 2 freestyle class breaking a Paralympic record – well done!
Double celebration for husband and wife, Barney and Sarah Storey, as they both win gold in the cycling. The golden couple shared a romantic moment on the podium – aw!
Snapped alongside Australia’s Joann Formosa (Gold) and New Zealand’s Pepo Puch (Bronze) Team GB’s Lee Pearson won silver in the team dressage – well done!
Lucky 21-year-old Aled Davies was given his gold medal by the Duchess of Cambridge herself. The very proud Paralympian won gold in the F42 discus final.
Team GB’s cyclists Anthony Kappes and Craig Maclean won gold and were happy to share their limelight with fellow Paralympians, Neil Fachie and Barney Storey who won silver.
Oscar Pistorius apologised after critising the running blades used by gold medalist, Alan Fonteles Oliveira in the T44 200 metres race. The athlete was not a happy bunny missing out on the top spot and admitted that he was destracted from another athlete’s moment of triumph.
Hannah Cockroft took gold in the T34 of the 100 metres in the Olympic Stadium. She finished the race in a whooping 18.06 secs and is sure to be one of the highlights of the Paralympics.
Stef Reid was all smiles after winning a silver medal in the Women’s Long Jump F42/44.
Team GB’s Richard Whitehead wowed spectators as he powered through the T42 200m sprint. As soon as he went round the bend, the Paralympian shot off like a rocket finishing the race in 24.38 secs!
Team GB’s second gold medal was won by Jonathan Fox in the pool. He’s now been given the nickname Fantastic Mr Fox after bagging gold on Day 1 of the Paralympics – well done!
London Mayor Boris Johnson and British actress Barbara Windsor decided to have a go at the Women’s Sitting Volleyball with Team GB. The pair seemed as though they were struggling at first but got the hang of it. We just love Boris Johnson’s facial expression!
Swimmer, Nyree Kindred won Team GB’s first medal in the pool securing a well deserved silver medal. She was just beaten by Chinese swimmer, Lu Dong who set a new world record.
Kate looked like she had a whale watching the swimming events. We love it when we see Kate get so into the Games – she’s just as excited as we would be if we were lucky enough to be watching it live.
Sarah Storey won the first gold medal for Team GB in the Women’s Individual C5 Pursuit – well done Sarah! The confident 34-year old has said that she wants to scoop even more golds. Our fingers are crossed.
Mark Colbourne won the first silver medal for Team GB in the C1-3 1km sprint in the Velodrome. The very proud Paralympian made special thanks to his coaching staff at Disability Sport Wales.
Sarah Storey celebrated her new world record in the Women’s Individual C5 Pursuit Qualification heats finishing in 3:32:170 – wow!
Kate and Wills are getting back into the London 2012 action. The royal couple seemed as though they were having a great time watching the Paralympic cycling.
Marching along with the Union Jack flag and singing a moving version of God Save the Queen, the Paralympic Games were declared officially open by the Queen.
Our first glimpse of Team GB as they walked and wheeled around the stadium. The stadium boomed with applause – good luck Team GB!
This massive statue of Alison Lapper, an English artist born without arms, looked incredible in the centre of the stadium. The iconic statue got a huge uproar from the spectators.
This was our favourite part of the ceremony – volunteers dancing with brollies to a remix of Rihanna’s famous song, Umbrella. They definitely captured Britain well, especially in rainy August!
The opening ceremony started with a breath-taking performance from hundreds of dancing volunteers. Bringing to life the Big Bang Theory and the science behind the universe, we were speechless as Sir Ian McKellen and Professor Stephen Hawking joined forces to tell us a story about the history of the world. Wow!