Great Paralympic moments: Omara Durand’s triple gold at Rio 2016 

(L-R) Yunol Kindelan and Omara Durand of Cuba celebrate after winning the women's 100m - T12 final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.  (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images for Tokyo 2020)
(L-R) Yunol Kindelan and Omara Durand of Cuba celebrate after winning the women's 100m - T12 final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images for Tokyo 2020)

With Tokyo 2020 now just one year away, it’s time to relive some of the greatest Paralympic moments of the decade. Today, 29 August 2020, Omara Durand cements her place in history.

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!

Omara Durand wins three gold medals and breaks two world records.

The Cuban sprinter, who competes in the T12 category for visual impairments, was undoubtedly Rio's sprint queen.

Durand was the reigning 100m, 200m and 400m world champion when she landed in Rio and there was an air of expectation for the 24-year-old to produce something magic at the Games - and she didn't disappoint.

To this day Durand remains as prolific as ever. She holds the world record in three categories (two of those records were from Rio 2016) and still hasn't lost a single race in a major championship - a record stretching back to 2011.

Great Paralympic Moments: Omara Durand, Rio 2016