The Paralympic Games are almost upon us (under 2 hours to go) and with the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Rio 2016 due to start find out more information here…
Rio is bracing itself for yet another festival of sport as the opening ceremony kicks off this evening.
After a hugely successful Olympics, Team GB will be hopeful of another huge medal haul with Ellie Simmonds among those going for gold in Brazil.
So – what time is the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony Rio 2016? And where can you watch it?
The Paralympic Games start Tonight! (September 7 2016). The opening ceremony will kick-start the Games at 9.30pm UK time live from the Maracana Stadium. It will be broadcast live on Channel 4. They are the Official Broadcaster for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.
There will be 258 British athletes competing at the Games across 19 different sports. GB’s Paralympians won 120 medals at London 2012, finishing third behind China and Russia. Russia, however, won’t take part this time around due to a blanket ban issued to all athletes over the doping scandal currently engulfing the nation.
Who are the main Brits to look out for?
Swimmer Ellie Simmonds has four gold medals to her name from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. The 21-year-old will be gunning for even more success in Rio.
Cyclist Dame Sarah Storey, Jonnie Peacock and David Weir are also tipped for glory.
Wimbledon champion Gordon Reid is also competing, as he takes part in the men’s doubles event alongside Alfie Hewitt.
Able Magazine and all it’s employees, and readers I’m sure would like to wish ParalympicsGB the very best for their efforts in the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016 and hope it is as successful as the Olympics for TeamGB.
Good Luck to all Competing.