The Paralympics 2016 started off with a grand opening ceremony and from now on the games and the sensational displays of the athletes take the centre-stage. On Day 1, i.e., on Friday, a host of events, from athletics to track cycling and from seven-a-side football to powerlifting, will be on display. Catch the schedule of events here.
India, who has sent the highest number of para-athletes in the history of the games this time, will also start off her campaign in the Rio Paralympics on Friday. Farman Basha, 42, from Bengaluru, will be in action on the day in the men's 49kg powerlifting event, which will be held at the Riocentro - Pavilion 2.
Basha, a silver medallist at the Asian Para Games 2010 in Guangzhou, China, contracted polio early in his life, but the physical impairment didn't prevent him from hitting the gym and taking course to bodybuilding from an early age.
The 2008 Arjuna Award winner appeared in the London 2012 Paralympics, but couldn't make that much of an impact. Nevertheless, the medal aims are still active for the 42-year-old athlete from his second ever Paralympic games.
An interesting duel will be worth watching out for between London 2012 Paralympics champion powerlifter Yakubu Adesokan of Nigeria and Vietnam's world record holder Van cong Le in the men's 49kg event.
Men's 49kg Paralympics Powelifting event is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. local time (9:30 p.m. IST, 5 p.m. BST) on Sept. 8.
Where to watch live
Brazil: TV: Globo Sport. Live streaming: Rede Globo.
China: TV: CCTV. Live streaming: cctv.com.
USA: TV: NBC. Live streaming: Team USA.
UK: TV: Channel 4. Live streaming: Paralympics Channel 4.