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100 days to the great celebration of the Paralympic Games!

International Paralympic Committee President Sir Philip Craven has said that with 100 days to go until the Rio 2016 Paralympics he fully expects September’s Games to be the best ever in terms of athletic performance. Around 4,350 athletes form 170 countries are set to compete across 22 sports at the Games which open on Wednesday 7 September at the city’s famous Maracana Stadium. At the London 2012 Paralympics 251 world records were set and the IPC President thinks Latin America’s first Games will see many more record breaking performances.

Sir Philip Craven said: ‘I am fully confident that Rio 2016 will be the best ever in terms of athletic performance, going beyond what we saw in London four years ago. Many of the athletes now benefit from full-time training regimes on a par with their Olympic counterparts and we have seen from the last two years of World and regional Championships that athletes are stronger, faster and more agile than ever before.’

Source: International Paralympic Committee

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