With Tokyo 2020 now just one year away, it’s time to relive some of the greatest Paralympic moments of the decade. Today, 26 August 2020, Bebe Vio's emotional celebration at Rio 2016.
The schedule for Tokyo 2020 has been confirmed, venues announced and while athletes around the world are busy gearing up to qualify for the greatest show on Earth, it's time to enjoy 13 days full of the most unforgettable, inspiring and exciting moments from the past as preparations for Tokyo 2020 gather pace!
Bebe Vio announces herself on the world stage
Bebe Vio was just 19 when she made her Paralympic debut at Rio 2016, but the Italian managed to progress from the pool stage of the individual foil B undefeated, winning all of her bouts 5-0.
Vio stormed through the quarter-finals with a ruthless display to defeat Poland’s Marta Makowska 15-6, before stunning the defending London 2012 Paralympic champion YAO Fang of People's Republic of China 15-1 to setup the gold medal match against People's Republic of China’s ZHOU Jingjing.
Zhou was the firm favourite, but with anticipation and expectation rising, Vio had other ideas.