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18 Of The Biggest Moments From The 2020 Paralympic Games That You Need To See

The competition this year was HOT. 🔥

If you haven't been keeping up with the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, allow me to update you on what you've been missing.

1. This year's games featured the first-ever Refugee Paralympic Team with six athletes representing the 82 million refugees worldwide.

Members of the Refugee Paralympic Team participate in the parade of nations at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

2. The Afghan flag was carried with no athletes behind it at the Opening Ceremony. However, due to support from the international community, athletes Zakia Khudadadi and Hossain Rasouli were able to make it out of Afghanistan and compete in the Games.

3. The youngest athlete, Husnah Kukundakwe, a Ugandan swimmer, made her debut at just 14 years old.

Husnah Kukundakwe of Uganda competes in heat 1 of the Women's 100m Freestyle S9London 2019 World Para-swimming Allianz Championships

4. On the other end, the oldest athlete, Franc Pinter from Slovenia, competed for the eighth time at the age of 67. He made his international debut at the 1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games.

Franc Pinter preparing for the archery competition at the 2016 Rio Paralympics

5. Keula Nidreia Pereira Semedo, a runner from Cape Verde, and her guide, Manuel Antonio Vaz da Veiga, got engaged right after the women's T11 200m heats.

#Paralympics proposal alert 🥺 Manuel Antonio Vaz da Veiga, guide to Keula Nidreia Pereira Semedo, popped the question after the women's T11 200m heats May the two of them run together for life! ❤️ #Tokyo2020 #ParaAthletics

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(I'm not crying, you are.)

6. British couple Lora and Neil Fachie both won gold medals and beat world records in cycling.

Two #Gold medals. Two World Records. Two #Paralympics legends. @loraturnham and @neilfachie, the ultimate power couple 😍 #Tokyo2020 #ParaCycling @UCI_paracycling @BritishCycling

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Truly #couplegoals.

7. Lora Webster (right), a sitting volleyball player for the US, competed while five months pregnant.

USA's Lora Webster (R) celebrates with Bethany Zummo (2nd R) during the sitting volleyball pool match during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

8. Jessica Long, a swimmer on Team USA, won her 27th medal at the Games. The first time she competed was at the age of 12.

Jessica Long at the 2004 Athens Paralympics and at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

9. Malaysian shot putter Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli won a gold medal in shot put but was later disqualified because he was three minutes late to the event.

Malaysia's Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli competes in the final of the men's shot put - F20 at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

10. Morteza Mehrzad (center) competed for Iran's sitting volleyball team. He stands at 8'1", making him the tallest Paralympian in history and the second tallest man on Earth.

Morteza Mehrzad Selakjani (center) stands with teammates

11. Para taekwondo made its debut with Peru's Leonor Espinoza Carranza (left) as its first gold medal winner and Turkey's Meryem Cadvar (right) as the silver medal winner.

Leonor Espinoza Carranza and Meryem Cadvar competing for the gold medal in para taekwondo at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

12. Morocco's blind football team was the first team from Africa to ever make it to the semifinals.

Let’s talk Morocco! 🇲🇦 ⚽️ Morocco reached the semi-finals of the #BlindFootball competition. This is the first time EVER a team from Africa has reached this stage. Later today they play holders Brazil. #Paralympics #Tokyo2020 Haruo Watabe/ @IBSAB1Football

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13. Everyone's been breaking records left and right. Pongsakorn Paeyo of Thailand and Zhu Dening of China both broke two world records on the same day in wheelchair racing and long jump events, respectively.

Pongsakorn Paeyo celebrating breaking the world record in wheelchair racing, Zhu Dening competing in the long jump event

14. Speaking of world records, Vanessa Low of Australia broke three back to back in long jump, and Sumit Antil broke his own world record in javelin throw and set a new record three times.

Vanessa Low competing in the long jump event, Sumit Antil holding his gold medal at a celebration event in New Dehli

15. Venezuela had never won a Paralympic gold medal in athletics, but they won two in 15 minutes thanks to Lisbeli Marina Vera Andrade.

Lisbeli Marina Vera Andrade of Team Venezuela celebrates winning the gold medal after competing in the Women's 100m - T47 final at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

16. Yip Pin Xiu, the youngest person in Singapore to enter Parliament, won two gold medals and set a world record in backstroke.

Yip Pin Xiu celebrates on the podium after the women's 100m backstroke swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

17. Ibrahim Hamadtou, who lost his arms at the age of 10 in a train accident, competed for Egypt in Para table tennis. He said that as a kid in his village, you could only play soccer or table tennis and he played both, choosing the latter as a challenge.

Ibrahim Hamadtou playing table tennis by holding the paddle in his mouth

18. And lastly, Australia will now be paying both Olympians and Paralympians the same. Previously, Olympians won up to $20,000 for winning a medal, while Paralympians won nothing because Paralympics Australia didn't have the funding.

Silver medalist Timothy Hodge, Timothy Disken, William Martin and Ben Popham of Team Australia celebrate during the medal ceremony for the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay

Catch the Closing Ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games this Sunday, Sept. 5 on NBCSN.