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Para athletics began in 1952 with athletes with spinal cord injuries taking part in a javelin throw at the Stoke Mandeville Games. 

Incorporated into the Rome Paralympic Games in 1960, Para athletics now includes numerous events in track running (with the exception of obstacle courses and walking), jumping (excluding pole vaulting and triple jump), throwing (including club throwing, but not hammer throwing) and the Paralympic marathon since 1984. 

At the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, there will be 29 100m finals due to the different disability categories, making Para athletics the Paralympic sport with the most events (164) and athletes (1069). 

This growing popularity is reflected in the ever-increasing number of participants in the Paralympic Games. 

One month after the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony at the Stade de France will bring this chapter of the Games to a close, celebrating Paralympic athletes and their inspiring performances one last time.

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