2016 Paralympic Games in Rio have begun.
event will run from 7 to 18 September,
with 176 countries (with Russia having been excluded), competing in 23 paralympic sports, including
canoeing and triathlon - the two new sports introduced for this fifteenth
new countries taking part and the new sports included in the programme of
events, mean that the number of athletes will also reach a record high. Some 4,500 athletes, will compete in Rio de
Janeiro, compared to the 4,302 who took part in Paralympic Games four years
excitement for Erreà, that has a number of athletes competing. The following
have, in fact, qualified for the Games:
- -The Netherlands Female
Sitting Volley Team
- -Jo Frith, Team GB -
- -Cassie Mitchell, USA - cycling
- -Liliana Oliveros Leal, Spain - archery
- -Karen Van Nest, Canada -
Our very best wishes go to everyone!