03/16/2014 03:44 EDT | Updated 03/16/2014 03:59 EDT

Paralympics Closing Ceremony Marks End To A Great Games For Canada (PHOTOS)

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - MARCH 16: Canada team members enter the stadium prior to the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on March 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

During a Games overshadowed by Russia's involvement in neighbouring Ukraine, Canada's Paralympic athletes had plenty to celebrate.

We took home 16 medals this year: seven gold, two silver and seven bronze.

Visually impaired cross-country skier Brian McKeever, who won two gold medals, made Paralympic history as the first Canadian Winter Paralympian to have won 10 golds during his career.

He won his first gold in Sochi after a dramatic race in which he fell to the snow near the start but managed to get back up and overtake his competitors.

Canada's youngest athlete at this year's Games, 16-year-old skier Mac Marcoux, put in an impressive performance, winning two bronze medals in the visually impaired super-G and downhill.

Gold and silver medallist Josh Dueck was chosen as this year's flag bearer for Canada.

Check out photos from this year's closing ceremony:

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