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It’s Day 1, and already 72 medals have been awarded, including one to gold medalist Paige Greco of Australia who won the first medal of the Paralympics.

China's Li Hao (left) competes with Ukraine's Artem Manko during the men's sabre individual category A gold medal wheelchair fencing bout | AFP-JIJI
China’s Li Hao (left) competes with Ukraine’s Artem Manko during the men’s sabre individual category A gold medal wheelchair fencing bout | AFP-JIJI
South Korea's Dong Hyeon Gim in action against Spain's Alejandro Zarzuela Beltran during their preliminary match of men's wheelchair basketball | REUTERS
South Korea’s Dong Hyeon Gim in action against Spain’s Alejandro Zarzuela Beltran during their preliminary match of men’s wheelchair basketball | REUTERS
Miyuki Yamada after winning silver in women’s 100-meter backstroke S2 class, Japan's first medal of the Paralympic Games | KYODO
Miyuki Yamada after winning silver in women’s 100-meter backstroke S2 class, Japan’s first medal of the Paralympic Games | KYODO
James Ball of Britain in action during a men's B 4000m individual pursuit qualifying heat | REUTERS
James Ball of Britain in action during a men’s B 4000m individual pursuit qualifying heat | REUTERS
Japan's Yukinobu Ike and Kae Kurahashi celebrate winning their wheelchair rugby against France. | REUTERS
Japan’s Yukinobu Ike and Kae Kurahashi celebrate winning their wheelchair rugby against France. | REUTERS
Norway's Aida Dahlen in action against China's Wenjuan Huang during their women's singles table tennis game, Class 8 Group C. | REUTERS
Norway’s Aida Dahlen in action against China’s Wenjuan Huang during their women’s singles table tennis game, Class 8 Group C. | REUTERS
Britain's Adam Duggleby and Stephen Bate compete in the men's B 4,000-meter individual pursuit cycling event | AFP-JIJI
Britain’s Adam Duggleby and Stephen Bate compete in the men’s B 4,000-meter individual pursuit cycling event | AFP-JIJI
France's Cedric Nankin catches the ball during the pool phase group A wheelchair rugby match between France and Japan. | AFP-JIJI
France’s Cedric Nankin catches the ball during the pool phase group A wheelchair rugby match between France and Japan. | AFP-JIJI
Chile's Alberto Abarza reacts afterwinning the final of men's 100-meter backstroke (S2) | AFP-JIJI
Chile’s Alberto Abarza reacts afterwinning the final of men’s 100-meter backstroke (S2) | AFP-JIJI
Japan plays Algeria in a Paralympic men's goalball match at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on Wednesday. | REUTERS
Japan plays Algeria in a Paralympic men’s goalball match at Makuhari Messe in Chiba on Wednesday. | REUTERS
Rieko Takahashi of Japan in action against Turkey in a group match of the women's goalball competition. | REUTERS
Rieko Takahashi of Japan in action against Turkey in a group match of the women’s goalball competition. | REUTERS
Japan's Yukinobu Ike (left) tries to get past France's Cedric Nankin during their wheelchair rugby match | REUTERS
Japan’s Yukinobu Ike (left) tries to get past France’s Cedric Nankin during their wheelchair rugby match | REUTERS
Shuai Zhao of China in action against Gyula Zborai of Hungary | REUTERS
Shuai Zhao of China in action against Gyula Zborai of Hungary | REUTERS
China's Yanke Feng celebrates his gold medal in men's wheelchair fencing sabre individual | REUTERS
China’s Yanke Feng celebrates his gold medal in men’s wheelchair fencing sabre individual | REUTERS
Manuel Lorenzo Diaz of Spain in action against Dong Gil Yang of South Korea during a preliminary round of men's wheelchair basketball | REUTERS
Manuel Lorenzo Diaz of Spain in action against Dong Gil Yang of South Korea during a preliminary round of men’s wheelchair basketball | REUTERS
Gold medalist Paige Greco of Australia celebrates her gold medal in the women's C1-3 3000-meter individual pursuit. | REUTERS
Gold medalist Paige Greco of Australia celebrates her gold medal in the women’s C1-3 3000-meter individual pursuit. | REUTERS