PHOTOS | Highlights from Day 1 of the Paralympics

Want to re-live Day 1 of the Rio Paralympic Games? Scroll through some of the top photos here.

Plenty of swimming in the the top 5 from Rio

Three Canadian swimmers reached finals Thursday, including James Leroux in the men's 100-metre breaststroke SB9.

(Andre Forget/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Ilana Dupont also went through to the final in women's 100 T53

(Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Australia's Lakeisha Patterson, right, embraced fellow countrywoman Maddison Elliott after Patterson won gold in the women's 400 freestyle S8.

(Leo Correa/The Associated Press)

Despite a lopsided 75-38 win for the United States, there was plenty of intensity as American Trevon Jenifer, right, and Brazil's Marcos Candido fought for the loose ball.

(Silvia Izquierdo/The Associated Press)

Here's an underwater shot of Great Britain's Andrew Mullen during the men's 200 freestyle S5 to cap off the top photos from Thursday.

(Bob Martin/OIS/IOC via The Associated Press)


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.