The 15th Summer Paralympic Games began on 7 September 2016 at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Summer Paralympic Games will conclude on 18 September 2016. The 4,300 athletes come from more than 160 countries.
The games started after the symbolic cauldron was lit by Brazilian swimmer and wheelchair user Clodoaldo Silvax. The flame travelled across all five regions of Brazil over seven days, with 500 torchbearers taking part. The quadrangular torch reflects the four Paralympic values – courage, determination, inspiration and equality.
The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dysmelia).
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post:
1. The 2016 Summer Paralympic Games started in which city?
Source – The Hindu