Other: Political Paralympics start – twins bring medals

 Carmen Brussig (white ) fights in the class up to 48 kilos and has her opponent under control.

Carmen Brussig (white) fights in the class up to 48 kilos and has her opponent under control. Photo: Jens Büttner

Rio de Janeiro (dpa) – The government has in Rio de Janeiro also the first day of competition of the Paralympics dominated.

A Belarusian official was excluded from the world Games sport for the disabled, because he had the flag of Russia blocked shown at the opening ceremony. For the German team the Paralympics began with the first two medals -. But also with a great disappointment

Judo Twins pick first German Medals

The Twins Carmen and Ramona Brussig have safe in judo, the first German medals at these Paralympics. Both arrived on Thursday respectively the finals in their weight class and fight for gold. Carmen Brussig starts in Super Lightweight to 48 kg, Ramona in the under-52 kg. 38-year-old twins from PSV Schwerin won in 2012 in London in a few minutes each gold medal.

Belarusians show Russian flag

A Belarusian official is at the opening ceremony of the Paralympics marched with the Russian flag into the stadium Maracana. He protested with a gesture against the exclusion of the Russian team, which in Rio de Janeiro should not be there because of massive doping revelations.

While Andrej Fomotschkin was celebrated in Moscow, the International Paralympic Committee withdrew her accreditation , “The IPC will remind the Belarusian National Paralympics Committee in mind that political protests are prohibited during the Paralympic Games”, puts it in the official statement.

Beucher defended Bach

IOC President Thomas Bach had been absent at the opening ceremony. Brazilian and German media unanimously report that the head of the International Olympic Committee in Rio should be heard as a witness in the ticket scandal involving the IOC member Patrick Hickey and was therefore not flown to Brazil.

Friedhelm Julius Beucher, chief of the German Disabled Sports Association, Bach took from criticism in protection. “He attended the state ceremony for former Federal President and Foreign Minister Walter Scheel. Because you just can not come to Rio de Janeiro, “Beucher said on Thursday morning (local time). Everything else were “media speculation”. “I did not get a card offered by Mr Hickey and can not even testify therefore in this case as a witness.”

Goal shooting start with 10: 0 win

the German Goal Baller have to kick off the Paralympics with 10: 0 against Algeria. The match lasted just over ten minutes because the rules provide for immediate final whistle, if a team with ten gates leads distance. Goalball is a game for the visually impaired, in which three players per team trying to throw the ball in the nine-meter-wide goal of the opponent.

cyclist disqualified

cyclist Denise Schindler went as medal candidate in the individual pursuit on the track. But the 30-year-old was disqualified after their qualifying races. The reasoning: Schindler had gone too long in the slipstream of her opponent Megan Giglia from Britain. Particularly bitter about it: Your time would have been enough to take part in the race for the bronze medal


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