Paralympic curtain call

The United States finished just shy of the century mark. The USA finished with 99 total medals at the Paralympic Games in Beijing. Thirty-six of those were gold. Host country, China finished with 211 total medals to top the list and Great Britain was second with 102.

91-thousand people watched the flame extinguish at the Bird’s Nest on Wednesday during closing ceremonies for the Paralympic games. USA Swimmer Melissa Stockwell carried the flag for Team USA. Stockwell lost her left leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq.

It’s been our privilege to provide you with information during the Olympic and Paralympic Games from Beijing. We close out with comments from silver medalist Jamie Dean of USA rowing.