Ottawa, Ontario - March 18, 2018

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the closing of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea:

“Over the last 10 days, our Paralympians have pushed the limits, reached the top of the podium, and made history by winning 28 medals, a record number for Team Canada at the Paralympic Winter Games.

“Team Canada, you made us proud. We watched as years of discipline and hard work paid off, and shared in the excitement that only you – some of the world’s best athletes – can bring. 

“As we celebrate our Paralympians, we also honour the coaches, families, friends, and communities who have been behind them all the way. Helping each other succeed is an important part of the Canadian story, and it was on full display in PyeongChang.

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate all Paralympians who participated in these Games, and thank South Korea for hosting such a memorable Olympics and Paralympics. Together, you have inspired people all over the world.”