Rio 2016 Paralympics

07.09.2016
From 7th to 18th September, 4350 athletes with visual, physical, and intellectual disabilities or cerebral palsy will take part in the 22 paralympic sports.
Pablo Zarzuela (7) leads an attack by the Spanish team in the Japan-Spain match (39-55). Spanish Paralympic Committee

Fundación Repsol supports the 15th Paralympic Games through its collaboration with the Spanish wheelchair basketball Paralympic Team.

The competition will last for 11 days, during which over 4000 athletes from 175 countries will take part in the 22 paralympic sports: athletics, wheelchair basketball, boccia, cycling, wheelchair fencing, 5-a-side football, 7-a-side football, goalball, judo, powerlifting, equestrian sports, swimming, rowing, table tennis, wheelchair tennis, archery, shooting, wheelchair rugby, sitting sailing, and sitting volleyball, in addition to paralympic canoeing and triathlon, which are included in the event for the first time.

The Spanish team is made up of 127 athletes, including the 12 players selected for the men's wheelchair basketball team. This sport is one of the most popular in the paralympic programme, being played in over 80 countries.

Through its partnership with the Spanish Paralympic team, Fundación Repsol reinforces its commitment to adapted sports as part of its Overcoming Barriers programme. This programme aims to promote the full integration of people with disabilities or at risk of marginalisation in different fields, such as culture, education, and sports.