Chinese athletes for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games arrive at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Aug. 30, 2016. A total of 308 disabled athletes from China will compete in Brazil next month, 26 more than previous years. Among them are 161 men and 147 women, who will participate in 328 events covering 17 sports, setting another record. [Xinhua]
Zhang, also chairwoman of the China Disabled Persons' Federation, urged all Chinese Paralympic athletes to stand firm against doping and compete in sports cleanly, at a press conference.
"Our disabled athletes should behave as real heroes with an unbending will to overcome difficulties. Their faith in winning glory for the country and people should never be tainted by doping," Zhang added.
The Rio Paralympics takes place September 7-18 in the wake of the Summer Olympics. About 4,350 athletes from 170 countries will take part in 22 sports. China has sent a total of 308 athletes to the 15th Paralympic Games.
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