This year the event will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in South America. Thousands of athletes will compete in 22 sports competitions such as swimming, boccia and judo.
Around 4,350 athletes will compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games, and approximately 1,650 will be women. This is a 9.9% increase on London 2012 Paralympic Games.
A total of 264 athletes will compete for Great Britian and Northern Ireland (“Team GB”) in 19 sports.
Some of the benefits of taking part in a sport are:
- can help to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight
- improved posture
- increased cardiovascular fitness
- making friends/meeting people
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