Triumphs and Crashes at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Over 4,000 athletes from more than 160 countries are competing in 528 medal events in 22 different sports at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Rwanda, in yellow, plays Iran in a women's sitting volleyball match at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sept. 12.

The games opened on Sept. 7 and run until the 18th. 

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Jonnie Peacock of Britain wins the gold medal in the men's 100-meter T44 final on Sept. 9 ahead of U.S. athletes Jarryd Wallace and Jerome Singleton. Neither American medaled. JASON CAIRNDUFF / Reuters
Cristina Kelly Peixoto of Brazil competes in the women's shot put F41 final on Sept. 9. Leo Correa / AP
Tatyana McFadden of the U.S. breaks a record in the women's 5000 meter, T54 classification, on Sept. 14. TASSO MARCELO / AFP - Getty Images
Regas Woods of the U.S. looks on after competing in a heat for the men's 100-meter, T42 classification. Mauro Pimentel / AP
Desiree Miller, left, and Gail Gaeng of the U.S. block Brazil's Vileide Almeida during the women's wheelchair basketball quarterfinal on Sept. 13. YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP - Getty Images
Nikita Howarth of New Zealand competes in a heat of the women's 200-meter individual medley, SM7 classification, on Sept. 13. SIMON BRUTY FOR OIS/IOC / AFP - Getty Images
China's Zhoubin Wang, left, fights for the ball with Argentina's Federico Accardi, center, and Froilan Padilla during a men's 5-a-side soccer match on Sept. 13. Argentina won 2-1 in a penalty shoot-out. The event is open to athletes with visual impairments. The ball makes noise when it moves and everyone, aside from the goalkeeper, uses eye shades to ensure fairness. The goalkeeper may be sighted and act as a guide during the game. Leo Correa / AP
Xinliang Ai of China competes against Turkey in the mixed team compound open archery semi-final on Sept. 12. SIMON BRUTY / OIS / IOC / HANDOU / EPA
Britain's Richard Whitehead celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 200-meter, T42 classification, on Sept. 11. Leo Correa / AP
Brazil's Tallison Glock competes in the men's 200-meter individual medley, SM6 classification, on Sept. 10. SIMON LODGE FOR OIS/IOC / AFP - Getty Images
Kenya's Wilson Bii, with his guide Benard Korir, competes in the men's 1500-meter, T11 classification, on Sept. 11. The athletes are visually impaired and use blindfolds to ensure fairness. Al Tielemans / AP
Sam McIntosh of Australia, left, and Beat Boesch of Switzerland crash into each other during the men's 100-meter final, T52 classification, on Sept. 10. ALEXANDRA WEY / EPA

Swimmers dive into the pool for the final of the men's 400-meter freestyle, S8 classification, on Sept. 8.

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