10 Must Know Facts About Paralympics 2016 10 Must Know Facts About Paralympics 2016
10 Must Know Facts About Paralympics 2016     Fact # 1: The 2016 Summer Paralympics is the 15th Edition of Summer Paralympic Games, which is... 10 Must Know Facts About Paralympics 2016

10 Must Know Facts About Paralympics 2016

 

 

Fact # 1: The 2016 Summer Paralympics is the 15th Edition of Summer Paralympic Games, which is a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee

 

Fact # 2: Paralympics 2016 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016

 

Fact # 3: ‘A New Word’ is the Motto of Paralympics 2016

 

 

Fact # 4: Tom is the official mascot of the 2016 Summer Paralympics. It was created by São Paulo-based animation company Birdo. Tom’s design represents Brazilian plant life

 

Fact # 5: The official emblem for the 2016 Summer Paralympics was designed by the Brazilian agency Tatíl Design. The emblem incorporates a heart and the infinity symbol, representing a beating heart and the idea of an “infinite energy to overcome obstacles”

 

Fact # 6: The 10 categories of impairment recognised by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) are impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment

 

Fact # 7: As many as 4,300 athletes from 174 countries will compete for medals in 528 events spread across 22 sports disciplines

 

 

Fact # 8: Paralympics 2016 will see the introduction of two new sports to the Paralympic program: canoeing and the paratriathlon

 

Fact # 9: Similar to Summer Olympics 2016 a team of refugee athletes under the title of Independent Paralympic Athletes, will compete under the Paralympics flag at Paralympics 2016

 

Fact # 10: A total of 19 Indian athletes (largest ever contingent) will compete in 10 sports disciplines. India has so far won a total of eight medals at the Paralympic Games, including two gold, three silver and three bronze. Of these, one gold, three silver and two bronze medals have come in athletics while swimming and power lifting have yielded gold and a bronze respectively.

 

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