Team Ireland has won 86 medals at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

On the final day of competition yesterday, the team won another 16 medals.

Overall, Irish athletes won a total of 26 gold medals, 29 silver medals and 31 bronze.

Irish team members also won a further 43 placing ribbons and recorded 31 personal bests.

The closing ceremony takes place in the early hours of tomorrow morning Irish time at the Coliseum stadium in Los Angeles.

Team Ireland is expected to be welcomed home at Dublin Airport at around 8am on Tuesday morning.

Team Ireland's youngest athlete, 15-year-old Déarbáil Savage from Mowhan in Co Armagh rounded off her Games by securing a third medal - a gold in the Team Equestrian Relay, adding to her gold and silver from earlier this week.

The ladies basketball team beat Mexico 19-17 to clinch gold with coach Viki Ronning saying she was "blown away" by their performance.

On the athletics track there was silver for the relay team of Aoife Beston, 25, from Claremorris, Co Mayo, 42-year-old Donal O'Mahoney from Kilcoole, Co Wicklow, Timothy Morahan, 26, from Rathmines in Dublin and 20-year-old James Meenan from Dundalk, Co Louth.

Team Ireland CEO Matt English paid tribute to the coaches and management team "who have led and assisted our athletes every step of the way".

He said it had been one of the most successful Games ever and "each and every member of Team Ireland has put in an extraordinary effort here in Los Angeles."