The Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships came to a close on Saturday (31 October) following an action-packed final evening of action, which saw five further world-records and the last of 212 world champions crowned. Following the end of competition, Mohammed Alhameli, Member of the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Governing Board, formally closed the World Championships before fireworks lit the night sky.
The Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships were the largest-ever para-sport event to be hosted in the Middle East. The World Championships broke a number of records, both on and off the track and field. More athletes than ever before participated, more countries than ever won a medal showing the growing strength of the Paralympic Movement, and more media and broadcasters than ever before covered the World Championships. A total of 54 world-records were broken throughout the competition, even more than were broken in Lyon 2013. China comfortably topped the medal table with a huge total of 85 medals – 41 gold, 26 silver and 18 bronze. Russia finished second with a total of 69 medals and the USA finished third with 39.
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