French and Swiss Rio 2016 delegations announced24.07.2016
A total of 126 French and 21 Swiss athletes will compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
France has named 126 athletes who will compete in 17 sports at Rio 2016, whilst Switzerland announced 21 athletes who will take part in seven sports.
Current men’s wheelchair tennis world No.1 Stephane Houdet is hoping to win his first singles gold at Rio 2016. His teammate and Beijing 2008 doubles champion Michael Jeremiasz will carry the flag at the Opening Ceremony.
“It is a real honour and I am immensely happy to be able to lead the French delegation in my fourth and last Paralympic Games in Rio,” said Jeremiasz.
Cyclist Heinz Frei will be making his fifteenth appearance at Paralympic Summer and Winter Games, hoping to defend the gold medal he won in the men’s time trial H2 four years ago, in London.
Switzerland’s full delegation is available on the Swiss Paralympic Committee’s website.
Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs)
Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.
Visa International is the exclusive payment card and the official payment system for the Paralympic Games.