17 Sep 2016

Paralympic Sports – Rio 2016 Summer Olympics – Important GK Updates

Paralympic Sports – Rio 2016 Summer Olympics – Important GK Updates
Paralympic Sports – Rio 2016 Summer Olympics – Important GK Updates:
Dear Readers, Here we have given the important points about the Paralympics Sports – Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, which was most expected topic for the IBPS PO 2016 and other upcoming examination, candidates can make use of it.


About Paralympic Games:
The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event involving athletes with a range of disabilities. On 29 July 1948, the day of the Opening Ceremony of the London 1948 Olympic Games, Dr. Guttmann organised the first competition for wheel chair athletes which he named the Stoke Mandeville Games, a milestone in Paralympics history.
As part of a formal agreement between the International Paralympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee first established in 2001, the winner of the bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics was also to host the 2016 Summer Paralympics

Fifteenth Summer Paralympics 2016:
The 2016 Summer Paralympics, the fifteenth Summer Paralympic Games, are a major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee, being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016.
“Tom”, the name of the Great Brazilian Musician Tom Jobim is the Mascot for Rio Paralympic Games.The Motto for the year 2016 is “A new World”. The slogan was unveiled by Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at a special ceremony held at Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca, Brazil. The total of 161 countries with 4300 athletes participated in 2016 Summer Paralympics with 528 events in 22 various sports.

India at Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics:
On August 8, 2016 Paralympic Committee of India announced a list of 19 competitors (16 Men & 3 Women) to be part of Rio 2016 Paralympic games for India in 5 sports.
India has sent its largest ever delegation in the history of summer Paralympic games i.e.19 competitors in 5 sports. Also, as far as the games have progressed till now, it has been India's best ever performance in the history of the summer Paralympic games with a total of 4 medals won till now (2 Gold , 1 Silver and 1 Bronze) with Devendra Jhajharia breaking the World Record to win a gold medal at the Paralympics.

Five of the most impressive world records broken at the Games
i) A standout record was broken in the women’s powerlifting -61 kg category as two athletes battled for gold in the Riocentro Pavillion 2.The record going into the Games was 133kg. This was first broken by Egypt’s Fatma Omar with a 140 kg lift and then bettered by Nigeria’s Lucy Ejike with an outstanding 142 kg lift.

ii) Fastest swim 100 m breaststroke - SB13 female. Achieving an astonishing time of 1 min 12.45 sec, Fotimakhon bettered the record of 1 min 15.96 sec that was previously set by GB’s Rebeca Redfen, who achieved silver in Fotimakhon’s record-breaking race.

iii) Fastest swim 200 m freestyle - S2 male. Fellow Team China member Liankang Zou first achieved a record time with 3 min 49.37 sec, only for Benying to come back and win the final in a record-smashing time of 3 min 41.54 sec.

iv) Fellow Team China member Liankang Zou first achieved a record time with 3 min 49.37 sec, only for Benying to come back and win the final in a record-smashing time of 3 min 41.54 sec.
v) Petrucio Ferreira Dos Santos from Brazil won gold in a time of 10.57 seconds, breaking the previous record of 10.72 sec by a considerable amount.The race took place at the Olympic Stadium and Petrucio thrilled the audience by winning gold for the host nation.
2016 Summer Paralympics medal table
Rank
Country
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
1
 China (CHN)
84
67
42
193
2
 Great Britain (GBR)
50
29
31
110
3
 Ukraine (UKR)
35
28
31
94
4
 United States (USA)
32
33
26
91
5
 Australia (AUS)
14
24
22
60
39
 India (IND)
2
1
1
4
 

 



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