Tokyo 2020: Brazil’s stars, disputes and goals in the Paralympics

  • Rafael Barifouse
  • From BBC News Brasil in São Paulo

Olympic Stadium

Credit, PA Media

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Opening will be at 8 am Brasília time

The Tokyo Paralympics starts on Tuesday (24/8). The opening ceremony will be held at 8:00 am (Brasilia time), at the National Stadium.

Expectations are high after the success of Brazilian athletes at the Olympics, with the right to a new medal record.

But the situation is a little different in the Paralympics, in which the country is already considered a sports power.

Since Beijing 2008, Brazil has remained in the top 10 in the final medals table and, at Rio 2016, it broke its record, with 72 medals.