The 2016 Rio Paralympics were marked by inspiring stories more so than medals.
Several countries impressed on the score board, with China dominating the Games with 239 medals — 107 of which were gold.
Canada took home a total of 29, including eight gold.
But some of the best stories from the Games had nothing to do with the podium.
From the first-ever refugee team, to a courageous recovery during the opening ceremony, the Paralympics showed determination from athletes across the world.
Here are some of the moments that triumphed during the Games.
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