Sports and cultural activities mark the date on a family-centred event at Lagoa (RJ)
Request tickets for the Paralympic Games will begin on Monday, March 7
Rio de Janeiro, September 4th. As part of the milestone of one year for the Paralympic Games, Rio 2016 Committee will promote the Paralympic Festival, on September 6th and 7th. . Over two days, a series of activities directed towards the family, involving sport, education and culture, will animate Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, in the South Zone district of Rio de Janeiro Art workshops, photo exhibit, film and dance performances are part of the program, which also includes sports experimentations and challenges with the participation of Paralympic athletes.
On the milestone of the beginning of the Paralympic Games, Monday, the 7th, the sport takes over! National and international Paralympic athletes will be present at the event to celebrate the date and will show some of what will be seen in September 2016 in a series of sporting challenges: athletics, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball and football 5-a-side. Throughout the day, the Rio 2016 Committee's Transforma Programme will take children and adults to experience and learn about Paralympic Sports. Activities such as Paralympic athletics, goalball, sitting volleyball, football 5-a-side, boccia, tennis, basketball, wheelchair fencing, and archery are on the agenda, which starts at 9 am and runs until 5 p.m., with a lunch break.
A 150m athletics track, mounted on the parking lot, will serve as the setting for the speed test that will define the World's Faster Athlete. Personalities such as the Irishman Jason Smyth, the Australian Evan O'Hanlon, the Cuban Omara Durand and the Brazilian Terezinha Guilhermina will run in the tracks and show the technique behind one of the most acclaimed sports of the Games.
The volleyball court was reformed to receive the women's sitting volleyball challenge. Repeating the end of the Parapan American Games, the Brazilian team will face the US team at 10 a.m. In Toronto, the American team won by 3 sets to 0 and got the gold medal.
The sports programming continues with the stars of the Brazilian football 5-a-side team entering the court also to repeat the final of the Parapan American Games in Toronto and of the 2014 World Cup. Led by Jefinho, the best football 5-a-side player in the world, the team faces our Argentine "hermanos" at 2 p.m. In Canada, the Brazilian team ratified their hegemony winning the gold medal for the third time. The Brazilian team is also two-time Paralympic champion and four-time world champion. The programme ends at 3 p.m. with the wheelchair basketball game.
Tickets for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
From the 7th of September, Brazilians can now request their tickets for the Paralympic Games. Applications must be made on the Ticketing portal and submitted until September 30. 3.3 million tickets for the 23 sports competitions are available. Two million tickets costing R$ 30 and less. Fans can choose from 315 different sessions. The limit is up to 20 different sessions per person, with the maximum number of 12 tickets for the lower demand sessions and 8 tickets for the most popular competitions, such as the final of the wheelchair basketball and the ceremonies. Prices range from R$ 10 to R $130 for the sports competitions, and R$ 100 to R$ 1200 for the ceremonies in the Maracanã. Half-price tickets are available for all sessions. As during the tickets purchase for the Olympics, the public will be able to divide the Paralympic tickets purchase - up to three instalments (with a VISA credit card) or five instalments (with a Bradesco VISA card) without interest. Those who do not have a VISA credit card can chose the virtual solution. To make the request, the person must be over 18 year old, inform his fiscal social security number (CPF) and his permanent address in Brazil.
Cultural programming 1YTGO Paralympic Games - Celebra Rio 2016
During the two-day event, Celebra, a cultural program of the Rio 2016 Games, will promote activities in various sections of the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. The mascot Tom will also be present, entertaining children during art workshops for the two days, from 9 a.m. until noon, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
An exhibition of the best moments of Brazil's participation in the Toronto-2015 Parapan American Games opens the festival. The photos will be exhibited in 40 sustainable panels, powered by solar energy, at the Parque do Cantagalo and the Parque dos Patins. The show will be open to the public until September 15.
A LED screen will be mounted at the Parque dos Patins for a short films exhibition on disability and accessibility themes. Sessions will take place throughout the day, from 9 a.m. on. Among the films, we will have "Heartbreak and beauty", "The Interviewer," "Pure Mind" and "Mano a mano", among others.
Music and Dance
From 4 p.m. on the Grupo de Dança Inclusiva Companhia em Movimento, and Batalha do Passinho (Step dance Challenge), will perform. In the intervals, the DJ João Brasil will enliven the space, calling the audience to dance with a playlist track that mixes funk, electronic and Brazilian music.
Sports programming 1YTGO Paralympic Games
The Fastest Athlete in the World
The dispute will point out who is the fastest Paralympic athlete in the world among men and women. Among the top names in the men's race is the Irishman Jason Smyth, who will face the Australian Evan O'Hanlon (five Paralympic gold medals in the T38 class for cerebral palsy athletes); the Americans Richard Browne (the T44, for amputees who does not miss a race since July 2013); David Brown (world record holder of the 100m T11 class for athletes with visual impairment); the Brazilian Petrucio Ferreira (world record holder of the 200m T47); and Felipe Gomes (silver medal in World Championship in T11).
The fastest athlete with visual impairment (he has won four Paralympic gold medals in the T13 class, but last year he went into T12) in the world, Smyth's best mark is 10.22s in a race in which he competed with Olympic athletes - this time was enough to take him to the Olympics semi-final in London 2012. In Paralympic competitions, his record is 10.46s
"I am very excited and I feel privileged to be in Rio to celebrate the Paralympic sport and to join the countdown to the Games, which will be amazing. It will be very special to participate in this race with the fastest athletes in the world, with different types of disabilities, all together in one single race," says Smyth.
Among the women, Terezinha Guilhermina (T11) will represent Brazil in the competition against the Cuban Yunidis Castillo (T46, for amputees) and Omara Durand (T13), who is the favourite for the title. Less than a month ago, Durand broke the 100m world record in the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games with 11.65s - the best mark ever achieved by an athlete with a disability.
Women's sitting volleyball
The match will be played according the official sport rules - best of five.
Brazil: Adria de Jesus da Silva; Edwarda de Oliveira Dias; Gilvania José de Lima, Gizele Maria da Costa Dias; Jani Freitas Batista; Laiana Rodrigues Batista; Nathalie Filomena de Lima Silva; Nurya de Almeida Silva; Paula Angeloti Herts; and Suellen Cristine Dellangelica Lima.
Coach: José Agtonio Guedes Dantas.
United States: Courtney Baker; Monique Burkland; Tia Edwards; Kaleo Kanahele; Nichole Millage; Kari Miller; Nicole Nieves; Alexis Shifflett; and Bethany Zummo;
Coach: Bill Hamiter
The match will be played in two halves of 25 minutes with a ten-minute break.
Brazil: Luan de Lacerda Gonçalves; Vinicius Tranchezzi Holzlsauer; Tiago Santos Nascimento; Cassio Lopes dos Reis; Marcos José Alves Felipe; Cassio Lopes dos Reis; Marcos José Alves Felipe; Tiago da Silva; Jeferson da Conceição Gonçalves; Juliano Lopes da Costa; Jardiel Vieira Soares; and Liwisgton da Silva Costa.
Coach: Fábio Luis Ribeiro Vasconcelos.
Argentina: Dario Lencina; German Muleck; Lucas Rodriguez; Durval Padilla; Federico Acardi; Angel Deldo Garcia; David Peralta; Silvio Velo; Nico Veliz; and Maximi Espinillo.
Coach: Martin Demonte
There will be 3x3 format exhibition games with the presence of athletes from Rio de Janeiro teams. For the formation of trios, the functional classification of athletes will not be taken into consideration. Regular time: 10 minutes. However, the first team to score 21 or more points wins the game. If the score is tied at the end of playing time, there will be an overtime.
The activities can be followed in the Rio 2016 social networks. Follow and use the #JogosParalimpicos #falta1ano hashtags.
Paralympic Festival: art workshops for children; photographs exhibition; dance performances, movies, presentations of national and international athletes at sporting challenges; experience of Paralympic sports for the public.
When: September 6th and 7th (Sunday and Monday) from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Where: Parque dos Patins, Av. Borges de Medeiros s/n, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.
Parking lot: The parking lot will be closed on Monday. Only the vehicles of people with disabilities and identified will be allowed access to the venue.
9 a.m. - Movies in LED display and art workshops
11h -Preliminary Challenge: The Fastest Athlete in the World
2 p.m. - Art Workshop
4 p.m. - Beginning of the Cultural Programme with presentations by the Grupo de Dança Inclusiva Companhia em Movimento, Batalha do Passinho (Step dance Challenge), and DJ João Brasil
9 a.m. - Movies in LED display and art workshops
10 a.m. - Sitting Volleyball Challenge - BRA X USA
11 a.m. - Protocol ceremony with the presence of Government representatives and Parapan American Games Athletes
12:50 - Final Challenge: The Fastest Athlete in the World
2 p.m. - Football 5-a-side Challenge - BRA X ARG
2 p.m. - Art Workshop
3 p.m. - wheelchair basketball Challenge
4 p.m. - Beginning of the Cultural Programme with presentations by the Grupo de Dança Inclusiva Companhia em Movimento, Batalha do Passinho (Step dance Challenge), DJ João Brasil, and Embaixadores da Alegria Samba School
Free admission For all audiences