Rio 2016: Paralympic Games in numbers

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Paralympic agitosPA
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.

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