Great Paralympic moments: Daniel Dias secures a record-breaking 24th Paralympic medal

Gold medallist Daniel Dias of Brazil shows his emotion on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Men's 100m Freestyle - S5 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Gold medallist Daniel Dias of Brazil shows his emotion on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Men's 100m Freestyle - S5 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

With Tokyo 2020 now just one year away, it’s time to relive some of the greatest Paralympic moments of the decade. Today, 1 September 2020, Brazilian Daniel Dias' clinches his 24th Paralympic Games medal

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!

Hero on home soil

Daniel Dias finished on the podium in all nine of his events at Rio 2016, winning four golds, three silvers and two bronzes in front of his home crowd.

His remarkable achievement made the Brazilian the most decorated male Paralympic swimmer of all-time with 24 medals to his name, with his record only being comparable to the great Michael Phelps.

Dias conquered the pool at three Paralympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016) with 14 of his 24 medals being gold.

Greatest Paralympic Moments: Daniel Dias