Sports: Paralympic Games open to theme: ‘Heart knows no limits’

(From AP)

The Paralympic Games opened Wednesday with 4,350 athletes demonstrating first-hand their creed: “The heart knows no limits; everybody has a heart.”

Wheelchair daredevil Aaron Wheelz showed the spirit in the opening act.

2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/09/2016.   A performer in a wheelchair takes part in the opening ceremony.   TSRIO2016 REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

2016 Rio Paralympics – Opening ceremony – Maracana – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 07/09/2016.
A performer in a wheelchair takes part in the opening ceremony.
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REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

As a countdown from 10 reached its end, Wheelz raced down a giant ramp and somersaulted in the air through a giant 0 on the stadium floor. That finished the countdown and shattered more stereotypes about what athletes with disabilities can do. Read more



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