“Paralympians are an example of what an athlete has to be.”
The Spanish Paralympic Committee presented the kit for Rio 2016, designed by Luanvi, at Valencia’s Hemisferic of the City of Arts and Sciences on 21 June.
Multi-Paralympic swimming champion Teresa Perales, athletics four-time Paralympic gold medallist David Casinos and 17 other Spanish Para athletes modelled the uniform they will wear at September’s Paralympic Games.
The sportswear manufacturer Luanvi signed a partnership agreement with NPC Spain last February and since then has been working hard to deliver high-quality uniforms.
More than 14,000 items were produced, including suits for the Opening Ceremony, sporting clothes and bags.
“Happiness is the word that describes this ceremony,” said Jose Alberto Alvarez, Vice-President of NPC Spain.
“[We are happy] Because of the uniforms we have seen, the work our athletes are doing and our partnership with Luanvi.
“These are high-quality kits, which have a great design that will be the envy of the rest of the delegations.”
Vicente Tarancon, President of Luanvi, also shared his excitement.
“Partnering with NPC Spain was one of our best decisions,” he said.
“Paralympians are an example of what an athlete has to be.
“I want to thank the Spanish Paralympic Committee for trusting us and wish them the best of luck for Rio 2016.”
Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs).
The IPC’s Global ATR is Jet Set Sports, and Rio 2016 tickets and packages can be purchased on the CoSport website.
Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.