More than 1,000 athletes from across Brazil have arrived in Sao Paulo to compete at two major national Para sport events organised by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB) at the Brazilian Paralympic Training Centre.
The Wheelchair Fencing Brazil Cup will take place from 28-30 April. London 2012 gold medallist Jovane Guissone will be the big name amongst the 44 athletes competing.
At the same time, a total of 593 track and field athletes and 400 swimmers will compete in the third regional stage of the Loterias Caixa Circuit, between 29-30 April.
Rio de Janeiro will then host the last stage of the circuit from 6-7 May, with the best athletes qualifying for the national event, set to also take place at the Brazilian Paralympic Training Centre in Sao Paulo in mid-2017.