If you think the Olympics are inspiring, you ain’t seen nothin’. Athletes who enter the Paralympics have physical and intellectual disabilities and compete in a wide variety of sports, such as track and field, volleyball and swimming.
This year’s games, going on right now in London, are the largest ever, with 4,280 athletes representing 166 countries. Here, Brazil’s Falvio Reitz clears 1.68 meters in the high jump.
In the Paralympics, athletes with similar disabilities compete against each other. Athletes and their sports are coded to denote the event and type of disability. Click through the gallery to be inspired by this year's magificent athletes.
(Photo: Stegan Wemuth/Reuters)