Bidding fond farewell to a summer of sport in the city
During the summer, the giant screen in Humberstone Gate, Leicester, has provided a front row seat for followers of the Olympics and Paralympics.
The weekend was no exception as people gathered for the final events of the Paralympic Games – which included GB's David Weir winning his fourth Paralympic gold medal of the games in the wheelchair marathon yesterday and teammate Shelly Woods taking silver in the women's race, cementing GB's third place in the medals table.
Loughborough's Richard Whitehead, meanwhile, signed off on Friday with a seventh place finish in his T42 100m for amputees after winning gold in the 200m the previous weekend in a world record time.
Kieran Tscherniawsky, who trains in Loughborough, finished 10th in Friday's discus final for athletes with cerebral palsy. The action at the big screen has been accompanied by sporting activities, offering people the chance to try out sports. This weekend was table tennis.
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Laura Hailstone, the city council's festivals and events officer, said: "It's been really good and we've had crowds enjoying the sport throughout the Olympic and Paralympics.
"I've loved every minute of the Games and will really miss it. It's going to be tough going back to my desk in the office."
Colleen Carvell, 55, from Hinckley, was watching the wheelchair rugby semi-final between the USA and eventual winners Canada on Saturday.
"I've been inspired," she said. "For the past eight weeks I've been switching on the sports first thing in the morning and as soon as I get home from work. I'm going to really miss it now it's all over."