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Welsh Secretary hails Wales’ contribution to London 2012

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A spectacular summer of sport came to an end last night as the curtain fell on the London 2012 Paralympic Games.  Tens of thousands of spectators…

A spectacular summer of sport came to an end last night as the curtain fell on the London 2012 Paralympic Games. 

Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to line the streets of London later today as the British Olympic and Paralympic stars take part in a victory parade to celebrate their successes.

Among them will be the Welsh members of TeamGB and ParalympicsGB who each made their own significant contributions to the GB medal tally.

Returning home with a 7-strong medal haul, Wales’ Olympians are celebrating their most successful Games for over 100 years. 38 athletes made the ParalympicsGB squad in 2012 - a record number - collectively winning 15 medals and beating the 14 won in Beijing in 2008.

Congratulating the Welsh contingent on their success, Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones said:

“I am immensely proud of the Welsh Team GB Olympic and Paralympic athletes for the role they have played in London 2012. They have surpassed all of our expectations and did tremendously well- even out performing several of the bigger nations. They truly are inspiring.

“I look forward to welcoming them to the Wales Office very soon.”