Inspiring Photos of Athletes Finding Out They Won Gold at the Paralympic Games

Take in these unforgettable moments from Tokyo 

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2020 Tokyo Paralympics - Day 7

Venezuela's Linda Patricia Perez Lopez wins gold in the 100m at Tokyo Olympic Stadium on Aug. 31.

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Switzerland's Marcel Hug wins gold in the men's 1500m - T54 final at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 31.

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Team Norway's Salum Ageze Kashafali beats the men's 100m - T12 world record and wins gold at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 29.

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Jetze Plat of Team Netherlands grabs the finish line banner as he wins the gold medal during the men's PTWC Triathlon at Odaiba Marine Park on Aug. 29.

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Italy's gold medalist Beatrice Vio (right) embraces China's silver medalist Jingjing Zhou on the podium of the wheelchair fencing women's foil individual category B at Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba on Aug. 28.

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Team China's gold medalist Zou Lijuan raises the Chinese flag during the women's F34 class shot put final on Aug. 31.

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Russia's Denis Gnezdilov wins gold in the men's shot put F40 final at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 29.

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Marlene van Gansewinkel of Team Netherlands wins gold after competing in the women's 200m T-64 final at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 31.

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China's Zhou Xia celebrates winning gold in the women's 200m - T35 at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 29.

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Team Brazil's Yeltsin Jacques and guide Carlos Antonio dos Santos win gold and make world-record time in the men's 1500m - T11 final at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 31.

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Silver medalist Hagan Landry of Team USA, gold medalist Bobirjon Omonov of Team Uzbekistan and bronze medalist Niko Kappel of Team Germany wear their flags with pride after the men's shot put - F41 at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 30.

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Michelle Alonso Morales of Team Spain wins the gold medal in the women's 100m breaststroke - SB14 final at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Aug. 29.

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Silver medalist Tatyana McFadden of Team USA, gold medalist Manuela Schaer of Team Switzerland and Susannah Scaroni of Team USA pose with their national flags after the women's 800m - T54 final at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 29.

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Gabriel Geraldo dos Santos Araujo of Team Brazil poses after winning the gold medal in the men's 200m freestyle - S2 final at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Aug. 29.

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Team USA's Ian Seidenfeld is in disbelief after winning the table tennis men's singles class 3 gold medal match against Peter Rosenmeier of Team Denmark at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Aug. 28.

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Team South Africa's Anrune Weyers wins gold in the women's 400m - T47 at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 28.

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Great Britain's players celebrate their victory in the wheelchair rugby gold medal match between Team Britain and Team USA at the Yoyogi National Stadium on Aug. 29.

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Silver medalist Vinicius Goncalves Rodrigues, gold medalist Anton Prokhorov of Team RPC (Russia) and bronze medalist Leon Schaefer of Team Germany celebrate their wins after the men's 100m - T63 final at Olympic Stadium on Aug. 30.

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Great Britain's Ryan Cowling raises his arms in victory after defeating Team USA during the gold medal wheelchair rugby match at Yoyogi National Stadium on Aug. 29.

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Thiago Paulino dos Santos of Team Brazil celebrates after winning gold
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Thiago Paulino dos Santos of Team Brazil celebrates after winning gold in the Men's Shot Put - F57 final at the Olympic Stadium on Sept. 3.

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Tatyana McFadden of Team United States celebrates after helping her team to win gold
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Team USA's Tatyana McFadden helps her team to win gold in the 4x100m Universal Relay at the Olympic Stadium on Sept. 3.

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Safiya Burkhanova of Team Uzbekistan celebrates winning the gold medal
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Safiya Burkhanova of Team Uzbekistan raises her flag after winning the gold medal in the Women's Shot Put - F12 final at Olympic Stadium on Sept. 3.

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Nicolas Peifer (L) and Stephane Houdet (R) of Team France
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Nicolas Peifer (left) and Stephane Houdet (right) of Team France win gold after their victory against Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid of Team Great Britain in the Men's Doubles Gold Medal Match at Ariake Tennis Park on Sept. 3.

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Ntando Mahlangu of Team South Africa
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Team South Africa's Ntando Mahlangu celebrates gold in the Men's 200m - T61 at the Olympic Stadium on Sept. 3.

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Eve McCrystal, right, and Katie George Dunlevy of Ireland
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Eve McCrystal (right) and Katie George Dunlevy (left) of Ireland celebrate with the Irish tri-colour after winning gold in the Women's B road race at the Fuji International Speedway.

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Fabien Lamirault and Stephane Molliens of Team France win in the men's team classes 1-2 gold match at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Sept. 3.

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Keiichi Kimura of Team Japan reacts after winning the gold medal
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Keiichi Kimura of Team Japan reacts after winning the gold medal after competing in the Men's 100m Butterfly - S11 final at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Sept. 3.

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Paralympics: Athletics, men's 400 metres, T62 final, at Olympic Stadium. Gold medal winner Johannes Floors
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Gold medal winner Johannes Floors from Germany runs with a big lead into the finish during the men's 400 meters T62 final at Olympic Stadium on Sept. 3.

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Silver medalist Irmgard Bensusan of Team Germany, gold medalist Marlene van Gansewinkel of Team Netherlands and bronze medalist Marissa Papaconstantinou of Team Canada

Silver medalist Irmgard Bensusan of Team Germany, gold medalist Marlene van Gansewinkel of Team Netherlands and bronze medalist Marissa Papaconstantinou of Team Canada pose for photographs after the Women's 100m - T64 final at the Olympic Stadium on Sept. 3.

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Evan Austin of Team United States celebrates winning the gold medal
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Team USA's Evan Austin wins the Men's 50m Butterfly - S7 final at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Sept. 3.

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Zahra Nemati of Team Iran celebrates her gold medal
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Zahra Nemati of Team Iran celebrates her gold medal in the Women's Individual Recurve gold final at Yumenoshima Park Archery Field on Sept. 2.

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Gold medalist Yu Liu of Team China (L) and silver medalist Yanfei Zhou
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Gold medalist Yu Liu of Team China (left) and silver medalist Yanfei Zhou of Team China embrace after competing in the Women's 50m Backstroke - S4 final at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Sept. 3.

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