DAY 1 Highlights script
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are underway!
Day 1 provided plenty of drama
some magical medal moments and…
29 new world records!
Here are some or our highlights…
Brazil celebrate their first gold of the Games
T11 long jumper Ricardo Costa leaps 6.52m in the final round
before finding out he’s a Paralympic Champion!
Spectacular Storey in the velodrome
British cyclist Sarah Storey wins 12th gold Paralympic medal
following victory in the C5 3,000m individual pursuit.
Making her the most successful female GB Paralympian of all time.
Silver lining for German Judo twins
Carmen and Ramona Brussig fail to defend their Paralympic titles
but both take silver after losing in their respective finals.
Ibrahim Hamadtou fulfils his Paralympic dream
The Egyptian lost both arms in a train accident when he was 10.
Great Britain’s David Wetherill won 3-0 in their Class 6 Group D match.
“The disability is not in arms or legs, the disability is to not persevere in whatever you would like to do.” Ibrahim Hamadtou
Daniel Dias dominates the pool
The Brazilian swimming star delights the home crowd
winning gold in the 200m freestyle S5 by a mile…
Ok, by 15m, but still!
Dias has now won 16 Paralympic medals for Brazil.
So that was Day 1, bring on Day 2!