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Open to men and women of all ages, Swimming has been a Paralympic sport since the inaugural Games in 1960.
Speed, fitness and endurance are all characteristics needed for Cycling, a sport that has been included in the Paralympic Games programme since Seoul 1988.
Wheelchair Tennis originated in the USA in the 1970s and since then has grown in popularity and status. The sport, which has been included in the Paralympic Games since Barcelona 1992, with the Quad division added at Athens 2004, is open to all athletes with an impairment.