Paralympians land in Rio


September 03, 2016
@Normal:Paralympic athlete Alphanso Cunningham (left) and Dana-Gaye Weller who participated in the Paralympic Games in Rio.

Paralympians land in Rio de Janeiro

Jamaica's Paralympic team, including three athletes, arrived in Rio and are looking forward to participating in the opening ceremony on Wednesday.

They landed in Rio de Janeiro in the early morning of Wednesday, August 31 and soon settled in after registration. On arrival, Games volunteers were on hand to facilitate clearance, with Jamaica's Chef de Mission, Javon Campbell and Sport Administrator, Ann Marie Smith, on hand to welcome them to Rio and the Paralympic Village.

Team leader and medical doctor Lincoln Cox, noted that the athletes were ready to give of their best.

Alphanso Cunningham will be the first to compete on Friday, September 9 in Javelin F54 at 10:05 a.m. Brazilian time. Known as "The Ambassador", Alphanso continues to encourage and guide the other two athletes, Shane and Dana - herself a first-time competitor at the world games.

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