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Rio Paralympics athletes in their glory

Athletes at the Rio Paralympics 2016 share the same competitive spirit as those who competed in the Rio Olympics, but the manner in which they compete can be vastly different​

WARNING: China’s Tao Zheng prepares for the swim. PHOTO: REUTERS

WARNING: China’s Liu Benying is helped into the water. PHOTO: REUTERS

TAKING AIM: Egypt’s Ibrahim Hamadtou in the table tennis competition. PHOTO: REUTERS

TAKING AIM: South Korea’s Jeong Ho Won and Greece’s Nikolaos Pananos (above) use their mouths to play boccia. PHOTO: REUTERS

TAKING AIM: South Korea’s Jeong Ho Won (above) and Greece’s Nikolaos Pananos use their mouths to play boccia. PHOTO: REUTERS

ASSISTANCE: Handlers help Italy’s Giovanni Achenza out of the water during the triathlon. PHOTO: REUTERS

ASSISTANCE: (Above, from left) Ecuador’s Darwin Castro with his handler Sebastian Rosero in the athletics competition. PHOTO: REUTERS

READY: South Africa’s Anrune Liebenberg at the starting block of the athletics competition. PHOTO: REUTERS

WHAT

Rio Paralympics 2016

WHEN

Sept 7 until tomorrow

NO. OF COUNTRIES

More than 160

NO. OF ATHLETES

About 4,350

NO. OF SPORTS

22

MEDAL EVENTS

528

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