IPC chief declares Beijing Winter Paralympics closed

BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) -- International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Andrew Parsons declared the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games closed here Sunday evening.

Parsons said that Beijing 2022 has marked a new dawn for the Paralympic Winter Games in his speech during the closing ceremony held at the National Stadium.

"Awesome organization, vibrant venues and sensational sport - the hallmarks of great Games here in Beijing. For sure, China has set a benchmark for all future Winter Games. For certain, China is now a Paralympic winter sports powerhouse," said the IPC chief.

Beijing is the first city ever to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Paralympics.