1st Vice President carries Paralympic Torch

7 September 2016
Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
World Archery First Vice President Mario Scarzella took part in Rio’s Paralympic Torch Relay.

“To be a torchbearer in Rio de Janeiro was truly amazing,” said Mario. “It’s a great experience, a dream that all sportsmen have and I was lucky enough to have it happen.”

Mario carried the torch during the relay ahead of the Winter Olympics in Turin in 2006.

“To have the opportunity to do so at the Summer Paralympics was a great gift,” he added.

The Paralympic Torch Relay began in five regions of Brazil and Stoke Mandeville in Great Britain, then the six flames came together to parade together in Rio de Janeiro on 6-7 September, before being used to light the cauldron in the Paralympic stadium during the event’s opening ceremony on 8 September.

The para archery competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games starts on 10 September in the Sambodromo.