Armenia participates with 2 athletes at the 15th Paralympics which the opening ceremony was held Wednesday, September 7 at the Olympic stadium in Rio (Brazil). The delegations-including the Armenia-marched on stage in Rio applause from the audience.
Until September 18, 4342 Sports 161 nations will take part in these competitions in 22 sports.
Both sportsmen representing Armenia are swimmer Margarita Hovakimyan (21) and weightlifter Greta Vardanyan (30 years). They had also taken part in the Paralympic Games in London (2012). Greta Vardanyan will enter the women’s weightlifting 55kg competition Saturday, September 10. Margarita Hovakimyan will take part in turn to swim 50m freestyle contest September 10 and 100m breaststroke September 11.