Rio 2016: Paralympic Games in numbers

  • 1 September 2016
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Image caption The symbol for the Paralympic Games is made up of three curved shapes called agitos

The Paralympic Games get underway on 7 September in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The South American city will host 11 days of action-packed sport for athletes with a range of disabilities.

Here's a look at some of the big numbers behind the Games.

Image caption Rio will be the 15th modern Paralympic Games...
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Image caption ...with Rome in 1960 considered the first, although there were events at Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire dating back to 1948
Image caption Athletes set to compete at the Rio Paralympic Games
Image caption Number of athletes in ParalympicsGB team for Rio, competing in 19 of the 22 sports at the Games....
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Image caption ...and including stars like Jonnie Peacock, the reigning 100m T44 Paralympic champion
Image caption Age of the youngest athlete on the British team...
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Image caption ...Swimmer Abby Kane only became a teenager in August
Image caption Countries represented at the Games, including a refugee team with two athletes
Image caption Paralympic titles for Dame Sarah Storey...
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Image caption ...Sarah needs one more gold medal to overtake Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson as the most successful British female Paralympian of all time
Image caption Total number of medal events across 22 sports
Image caption The number of sports making their Paralympic debuts in Rio - they are triathlon and canoeing
Image caption The time, in seconds, it took Ireland's Jason Smyth (pictured below), a partially-sighted sprinter to win London 2012 gold...
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Image caption ...a record for Paralympic competition!
Image caption The last time a Briton has won medals in two sports at one Paralympic Games...
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Image caption ...Kadeena Cox has been selected in Britain's cycling and athletics squads. and is aiming to Isabel Barr's achievement from 28 years ago
Image caption Target number of medals ParalympicsGB are aiming to win - one more than London 2012. Good luck!

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