THE Paralympic Torch has reached Rio's most famous attraction, the Christ the Redeemer statue.
The International Paralympic Committee anticipates the Rio Games will be a sell out after passing 1.5million ticket sales.
IRELAND'S Jason Smyth has won the fifth Paralympic gold medal of his career after finishing first in the 100m final in Rio.
PARALYMPIC Gold medallist Jason Smyth has starred in a video for Team Ireland as they prepare for the 2016 Paralympic Games.
n GOLDEN GIRLS: Co Down Paralympic skier Kelly Gallagher and her gui
n FUNDING: Three-time Paralympic Gold medal champion Michael McKillo
A LOOK at some of the athletes representing Team Ireland at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
THE Rio Paralympic Games will go ahead as scheduled next month despite facing "major budget cuts".
DOUBLE Paralympic sprint champion Jason Smyth has had to make last
THE IRISH NEWS takes a look at Ireland's representatives in the upcoming Paralympic Games in Rio, starting with athletics