No. 1 Rio 2016 are the People’s Games
Despite issues in the build-up, the Rio 2016 showed to the world that the Paralympics can be a success in any country they are staged.
No. 2: More medals for more countries
A total of 83 countries won at least one medal at Rio 2016, the most ever at a Paralympic Games.
No. 3 The IPC make a stand for clean sport
On 7 August the IPC suspended the Russian Paralympic Committee for failure to fulfil its IPC membership obligations.
No. 4 Images of the Paralympics go viral
A two-minute long wheelchair tennis rally and an incredible table tennis shot are among the most viral videos from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
No. 5 World’s strongest Paralympian raises bar higher
Iranian powerlifter Siamand Rahman delivered fans with the lift they had been waiting for, and went even further.
No. 6 Refugees make history at Rio 2016
Ibrahim Al-Hussein and Shahrad Nasajpour competed as part of an Independent Paralympic Athletes’ Team, spreading a message of hope for refugees with impairments.
No. 7 More bling for Boki
Ihar Boki left Rio as the most decorated Paralympian, while China once again dominated the medals table.
No. 8 Top four in men’s 1,500m finish faster than Olympics
The top four finishers in the men’s 1,500m T13 race at Rio 2016 will go down in history.
No. 9 Dias is fan favourite at Rio 2016
The Brazilian swimmer was the face of September’s Paralympic Games, winning four gold medals in front of joyous home crowds.
No. 10 Rio Paralympics capture world’s imagination on social media
Reaching 1.3 billion, with more than 71 million video views, the IPC's social media strategy reached new heighs at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.