While the world watches the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil, another group of athletes is getting ready for their own competition. The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be held September 7 – 18, 2016.
John Gilbert, a graduate of Fairfax R-3 School, is a member of the men’s wheelchair basketball team that will compete in the Paralympics. Twelve men’s and 10 women’s basketball teams will battle for medals at Rio.