The Paralympic Games is a major international multi-sport event involving atheletes with a range of disabilities including impaired muscle power,impaired passive range of movement,limb deficiency,leglength difference,short stature,hypertonia,alaxia,athetosis,vision impairment and intellectual impairment.
The Paralympic has grown from a small gathering of British World War-II veterans in 1948 to one of the largest international sporting events by the early 21st century.
There are 22 sports on the summer paralympics program and 5 sports ont the winter paralympics program.These games are conducted every four years just as the Olympics.
In 2001 the International Olympics commitee signed an agreement which guaranteed that host cities would be contracted to manage both the games.
During recent RIO Paralympics four Indian atheletes Devendra JhaJharia,MAriyappan Thangavelu ,Deepa Malik and Varun Singh Bhati won the Gold Medal in Men’s Javelin throw,gold in Men’s high jump ,silver in woman’s shot put and Bronze in Men’s high jump respectively