Years of planning, and unforgettable moments for athletes, and spectators have come to an end and Birmingham has experienced ten days like no other.
The athletes from around the world walked in from the unity walk displaying unity in diversity, standing together in solidarity and President Jose Perurena summed it up by stating that. “It was the event for the athletes and they performed brilliantly”.
Mayor Woodfin thanked the citizens of Birmingham. He stated that “It may be the closing of a historic event but we are far away from the finale”.
“In Birmingham, we don’t see strangers, we only see family and we are all family now.” The flag was handed from Jose Perurena to Yang Shen Wei, the Head of the Chengdu delegation with a stunning performance that set the mood for the 12th edition and the 2025 World Games.