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The World's Best Para-Athletes Head to Rio

Just when you thought the events in Rio were over, the intense excitement of 23 Paralympic sports and 528 events over the course of 11 days of competition will yield 225 medals for women, 265 for men and 38 mixed medals. The 15th Summer Paralympic Games will be held from September 7-18, 2016 and will include 2 new events - canoeing and paratriathlon

Swimming at the 2016 Paralympic Games will be held from September 8 - 17 at Rio Olympic Aquatics Stadium. The competition consists of 152 events, across multiple classifications, and all swum in a long course (50-meter) pool. Up to 600 swimmers (340 males, 260 females) will compete in the Games. With 152 events, swimming comes second only to athletics as the largest sport at the 2016 Games.

For a schedule of events of the 2016 Paralympics, click here.

For more info about the 2016 Paralympic Games, click here.