The 2016 Paralympic Games got underway on September 7th with a spectacular show in Rio. One of the memorable highlights from the opening ceremony at Rio’s Maracanã Stadium must have been, when Marcia Malsar, who aided by a walking stick, fell and dropped the flame but managed to pick herself back up immediately and continue. The stadium erupted. Watch the clip here

The internet has since been flooded with messages like: “What defines us is how well we rise after falling”, which brilliantly sums up the core spirit of the Paralympic Games. What an amazing start.

As a main sponsor of the Danish delegates, Pressalit in the presence of Dan Boyter, will be present at the Paralympic Games in Rio supporting the Danish team. Dan Boyter will cover the action from his Instagram profile, when the Danish para-athletes fight for medals over the next 11 days. You can find Dan’s Instagram profile here.

If you are following Pressalit Care on Twitter you will know that there are 3 athletes in particular whom we are very excited to follow. Jonas Larsen, Daniel Wagner and Annika Lykke Dalskov Risum. Annika was carrying the flag under the opening ceremony and it will be exciting to see if she brings home a medal as she did during the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Since 1968 Denmark has won 92 Gold, 80 Silver and 101 Bronze medals. We are hungry for more, and we are proud to support the Danish para-athletes in Rio.

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