With the 2016 Summer Olympics in the books, it’s time for the world’s Paralympians to take center stage in Rio de Janeiro. On from Sep 7-18, the 15th edition of the Summer Paralympic Games brings together more than 4,000 athletes from around 160 nations. Among them are 13 Singaporeans who will feature in six sports. From familiar names to debutants, here are Team Singapore’s representatives.
Singapore’s equestrian team is led by the nation’s most decorated Paralympian, Laurentia Tan, who won three bronzes and a silver at the Beijing and London Games. Tan is joined by Gemma Foo and Maximillian Tan who also rode in London.
Syahidah Alim is the first Singaporean archer to compete at the Paralympics and she’ll be buoyed by the two gold medals she won at last year’s ASEAN Para Games.