The Paralympic is a multi sport event organised for athletes with any kind of physical disabilities with impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, Post-polio syndrome, spina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation).
These events organised give a chance to the people with disabilities to prove that they are nowhere less than any normal person.
This year the host of summer Paralympic is also Brazil and official mascots for these are named as Tom and Vinicius which were selected through public voting in which Tom represents the flora of Brazil.
Events organised this year are
Wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, Judo, wheelchair fencing,Goal-ball, Swimming,5-a-side football, wheelchair tennis, Road cycling, Power-lifting, Sitting volleyball, table tennis
Wheelchair basketball, Track cycling, shooting,equestrian,7-a-side football, archery, Triathlon, sailing, canoeing and rowing
These events are going to be organised at various venues and stadiums in Brazil.
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