Rio de Janeiro, Aug 25 (IANS) A staggering 133,000 tickets the for Rio Paralympic Games were sold on Tuesday, creating a new daily record for Olympic or Paralympic ticket sales, the organisers said.

Since the Olympic Games concluded last Sunday, there has been a surge in demand for Paralympics tickets, reports Xinhua.

Xavier Gonzalez, chief executive officer of the International Paralympic Committee, said on Wednesday: “We are greatly encouraged by the increase in demand for Paralympic tickets since Sunday’s Olympic closing ceremony.

“In the last 48 hours alone, we have doubled the number of tickets sold overall. It is fantastic.”

The tickets in high demand include athletics, swimming, 5-a-side football, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.

More than 600,000 tickets have been sold so far, over 20 percent of the 2.5 million tickets available.

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