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Here Are 21 Photos Showing Paralympians' Strength And Awesomeness

Just beating Olympians, etc.

15/09/2016 4:47 PM AEST | Updated September 18, 2016 19:07
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Egypt's Ibrahim Hamadtou serves with his foot at Rio.

The internet pretty much stopped when photos of Ibrahim Hamadtou, an Egyptian table tennis player who competes with no hands, appeared out of the Rio Paralympics.

There's probably not a better image to convey trumping adversity, but there are many more images coming out of Rio which show the completely impressive traits our Paralympians display across the world.

Oh, and let's not forget the race when four Paralympians ran the 1500 metre final faster than any Olympian at Rio (which you can read all about here).

So as the Paralympics come to an end, enjoy what came out of them, which was a whole lot of inspiration and motivation to kick start your week.

Here's just a few from 21 gold medal winners.

  • 1. Pride
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    Australia's Dylan Alcott wins the gold medal in the quad singles wheelchair tennis.
  • 2. Focus
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    France's Marie-Amelie Le Fur prepares to run before she takes out the gold medal in the women's 400-meter T44 athletics.
  • 3. Precision
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    Moments before winning gold, China's Yang Ge serves the ball using immense skill and one hand in the men's singles Class 10 table tennis.
  • 4. Speed
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    New Zealand's Cameron Leslie pushes through to win gold in the men's 150 metre IM SM4 swimming.
  • 5. Partnership
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    Unites States' David Brown (L) and his guide Avery Jerome celebrate winning gold in the men's 100 metre T11 final.
  • 6. Patriotism
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    Britain's Richard Whitehead stands proudly after winning gold in the men's 200 metre T42 final.
  • 7. Satisfaction
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    Brazil's Daniel Dias holds up his gold medal after winning the men's 200 metre freestyle S5 final.
  • 8. Strength
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    Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft takes out gold in the women's 400 metre T34 final.
  • 9. Playfulness
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    Great Britain's Kadeena Cox celebrates her gold medal for the Women's 400 metre T38 with a couple of thumbs up and grin even visible to spectators in the back row.
  • 10. Endurance
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    Kenya's Samwel Mushai Kimani, who is visually-impaired, crosses the finish line to take out gold in the men's 1500 metre T11 final.
  • 11. Joy
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    France's Marie-Amelie le Fur jumps for joy after winning the gold medal in the women's 400 metre T44 final.
  • 12. Generosity
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    France's Marie-Amelie le Fur (L) is congratulated by Germany's Irmgard Bensusan after winning the gold medal in the women's 400 metre T44 final.
  • 13. Gratification
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    Italy's Federico Morlacchi shows off those arms that won him gold in the men's 200 metre individual medley SM9 final.

  • 14. Excitement
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    Brazil's Petrucio Ferreira dos Santos takes out gold in the men's 100 metre T47 final, and doesn't hide his excitement.
  • 15. Making History
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    Stride ahead of his competitors, China's Jianwen Hu sets a new world record and wins gold in the men's 100 metre T38 final.
  • 16. Agility
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    Britain's Aled Davies pushes his way through to gold in the men's shot put F42 final.
  • 17. Relief
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    Germany's Martin Schulz collapses with relief after winning gold in the men's PT4 triathlon event.
  • 18. Resilience
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    Bahrain's Fatema Nedham throws before winning the gold in the women's final shot put F53 athletics event.
  • 19. Limitless
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    New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe takes a deep breath as she sits poolside after winning a gold medal in the women's 100 metre backstroke S10 final.
  • 20. Power
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    Brazil's Ricardo Costa de Oliveira jumps to win gold in the Men's Long Jump T11 Final. With just a little bit of power.
  • 21. Mateship
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    Team USA dominate the podium as Allysa Seely (C) celebrates her gold medal with silver medalist Hailey Danisewicz (L) and bronze medalist Melissa Stockwell in the women's PT2 triathalon .

    Important Fact: Stockwell was the first female soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq war when a roadside bomb exploded while she was leading a convoy in Baghdad in 2004.

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