Rio de Janeiro: 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.