Belarus' national team to leave for Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro today

Belarus" national Paralympic team is to leave for Rio de Janeiro today. Alexander Triput has been chosen as the team"s flag bearer; the team"s captain is Anna Konyuk.The Paralympic Games will feature 20 Belarusian athletes competing in five sports - swimming, fencing, rowing, athletics and judo.The Paralympic Games opening ceremony will be held on 7 September, competitions to follow on the next day. The Paralympic Games in Rio will see a total of over 4,000 athletes competing for 528 medal sets.