Swansea-based swimmer Ellie Simmonds has brushed off her 'Paralympics Golden Girl' tag, saying: "I think every athlete has been amazing."
When asked what memory she would take away from the Games, the 17-year-old instantly replied: "The crowd... the support has been unbelievable."
Royal Mail says the seven post boxes in Wales painted gold to mark Olympic and Paralympic triumphs will remain so permanently.
Hundreds of people turned out, as Paralympic cycling champion Mark Colbourne was given the freedom of his home town.
Paralympic hero Mark Colbourne will be welcomed back to his home town today.