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By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s para-athletes will be celebrating today after winning an historic number of medals at this years’ Parapan American Games. After a week of fierce competition in Toronto, Canada, the Brazilian team topped the leaderboard taking home a total of 257 medals, including 109 gold, 74 silver and 74 bronze. Hosts Canada came second with 168 medals in total and the U.S. finished third with 135.

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