Tokyo has provided a wealth of inspiring performances from some of the world's top Paralympic athletes. From Jessica Long winning her 29th Paralympic medal to Sarah Storey becoming Great Britain's most successful Paralympian ever after earning her 17th gold, there was never a shortage of storylines.
That trend continued on the final day of competition. Not only did the U.S. women win the gold in sitting volleyball, but the American men also won gold in wheelchair basketball for the second straight Paralympics while one of Team USA's top track & field competitors added another medal to his resume.
Here's a rundown of the biggest stories and top highlights from the final day of the Tokyo Paralympics.
Wheelchair basketball has been a staple of Paralympic competition since 1968, and Japan, the host country of this year's Paralympics, had never earned a medal in the men's competition.
That changed early Sunday morning, but Japan will need to wait a little longer for another chance at winning gold. Team USA took down Japan 64-60 in a thriller to defend its men's wheelchair basketball title from Rio as captain Steve Serio guided his team to victory.
Japan got off to a quick start, immediately taking an 8-0 lead in the game's early going. Jake Williams eventually sunk a pair of buckets to get the Americans on the board, though, helping to spark an 18-10 USA run to tie the game at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter was a much more encouraging effort for Team USA. The Americans earned their first lead of the game early in the quarter and managed to add to it thanks to some stellar work from Serio and Brian Bell. USA outscored Japan 14-9 in the second stanza to take a 32-27 lead into the half.
Japan fought back in the third quarter to reclaim the lead, but Serio continued to dazzle offensively to keep the Americans on Japan's heels. After both teams traded lead changes, Serio took total control of the game and willed his team to a second consecutive gold medal.
Serio finished the contest with 28 points, nine assists and four rebounds in 33:19 of time on the floor.
Meanwhile, Great Britain defeated Spain 68-58 in the men's bronze medal game to earn hardware for the second consecutive Paralympics. The Brits also earned a bronze medal in Rio.
Gaz Choudhry was a force to be reckoned with for Great Britain. The 36-year-old finished the night with 19 points while shooting 53 percent from the field. Lee Manning was also key for the Brits as he posted a ridiculous 21 rebounds on the night on top of his 11 points.
Team USA added yet another gold to its medal count Saturday night as the U.S. women's sitting volleyball team defeated China to defend its title from Rio.
The U.S. women have won a medal in every Paralympics in which they have competed in sitting volleyball.
Heather Erickson, Monique Matthews and Kathryn Holloway were stars for the Americans throughout the match. The trio combined for 60 points and came up huge in the fourth set after China earned a 25-22 victory in set No. 3.
With this gold medal victory, the U.S. women hit the volleyball hat trick in Tokyo. Not only did they earn gold in sitting volleyball at the Paralympics, but they also won gold in standing volleyball and beach volleyball at last month's Olympics.
Though the disappointment was palpable for USA's opponent, China remains a powerhouse in Paralympic sitting volleyball. Like the Americans, the Chinese have earned a sitting volleyball medal in every Paralympic Games in which the sport has been included. They won three straight gold medals from 2004 to 2012 and now have back-to-back silvers from Rio and Tokyo as well.
Track & Field
In track & field's final day of events, USA's Daniel Romanchuk captured a bronze medal in the men's T54 marathon with a time of 1:29:05. The 23-year-old is the first American man to win a medal in a Paralympic marathon since Michael Keohane earned bronze in 2000. It's the second medal of the Tokyo Games for Romanchuk, who also won gold in the men's 400m T54 final last week.
But Romanchuk could not catch Switzerland's Marcel Hug. The man known as the "Silver Bullet" capped off a perfect Paralympic performance by winning the men's T54 marathon for his fourth gold medal of the Tokyo Games. Hug won all four events he entered (800m, 1500m, 5000m, marathon).
In the women's T54 marathon, Madison de Rozario became the first Australian woman to ever win gold in a Paralympic marathon, breaking the event's Games record in 1:38:11. The 27-year-old leaves Tokyo with an additional gold medal from the women's T54 800m and a bronze from the T54 1500m. Americans Tatyana McFadden and Susannah Scaroni finished a respective fifth and sixth.
After all the events were over, the cauldron was extinguished and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games officially came to an end. Watch the best moments from Sunday's Closing Ceremony at Olympic Stadium below.