Over 4,000 athletes are competing in the first South American Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Latvian Paralympic Committee, together with the majority of other European Paralympic committees, has announced their athletes for the Paralympics from 7 to 18 September, 2016.

Latvia will have 11 athletes in 6 different disciplines – Athletics, Paralympic rowing, Swimming, Archery, Wheelchair Fencing and Equestrian events. 

Archery

Gints Jonasts
World Archery Para Championship 2015 - 17th

Ieva Melle
Latvian IV Olympiad 2016 - 1st
World Archery Para Championship 2015 - 6th

Athletics

Diāna Dadzīte
Athletics – Events: Javelin, Discus Throw
Grosseto 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships
Women's Shot Put F55 - 1st (8.12m)
Women's Javelin Throw F56 - 2nd (20.29m)
Women's Discus Throw F55 - 3rd (20.77m)

Taiga Kantāne
Athletics – Events: Discus Throw, Shot Put
Previous participations in Paralympic Games 2012 - 9th Discus Throw (23.94m), 8th Shot Put (9.21m)
Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships
Women's Shot Put - 9th (9.22m)
Women's Discus Throw - 13th (22.64m)

Aigars Apinis
Athletics – Event: Discus Throw
Previous participations in Paralympic Games: 2000 - 3rd Shot Put (7.15m), 3rd Discus Throw (15.12m), 2004 - 1st Discus Throw (18.98m), 2008 - 1st Discus Throw (20.47m), 2nd Shot Put (10.02m), 2012 - 1st Shot Put (10.23m), 2nd Discus Throw (21.00m)
Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships
Men's Discus Throw - 1st (21.44m)

Edgars Bergs
Athletics – Event: Shot Put
Previous participation in Paralympic Games 2008 - 2nd Shot Put (15.54m)
Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships
Men's Shot Put - 2nd (14.00m)

Equestrian

Rihards Snikus
Previous participation in Paralympic Games 2012 - 4th Mixed Dressage - Championship grade I a
Finland 2016 - 1st Mixed Dressage - Freestyle 78,500%
 

Paralympic rowing

Eduards Pupelis
2016 World Rowing Cup III in Poznan, Poland - 7th

Žanna Čveckovska
2016 World Rowing Cup III in Poznan, Poland - 7th

Swimming

Jānis Plotnieks
Previous participations in Paralympic Games 2012 - 8th (1:04.00)

Wheelchair Fencing

Polina Rozkova
2016 European Championships Torino, Italy - 12th Senior Women`s Epee
World Cup 2015 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - 9th Senior Women`s Epee
World Cup 2015 Montreal, Canada - 1st Senior Women`s Epee