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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, September 8th, in his first race of the Rio 2016 Paralympics, Brazilian Paralympic swimming sensation Daniel Dias did not disappoint the 15,000 fans at the Olympic Aquatic Stadium as he easily lapped the field to win gold in the S5 200m freestyle. Dias’s victory highlighted a successful first day for the host country, which won a total of four medals, two golds, a silver, and a bronze.

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