The London 2012 Paralympic Games came to an this past Sunday with a spectacular closing ceremony that was testament to an extraordinary summer of sport.
London 2012 has been a constant reminder of what the human body is capable off. Records were broken and champions were hailed. Sebastian Coe delivered a moving speech in which he shared a story of a chance meeting with a Paralympic athlete:
We appreciate this sentiment, as everyday we read story of people achieving the extraordinary. In this summer’s Games we were all spoilt for choice of heroes to cheer on.
The packed Olympic Stadium saw performances from Coldplay, Jay-Z and Rihanna, and a mesmerising firework display that brought the summer to a close.
What is its legacy? The cloud of limitation has been lifted and we should all now strive to be the best that we can be.