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<div>Athlete's daredevil wheelchair stunt officially opens the 2016 Paralympic Games</div>

Aaron ‘Wheelz’ Fotheringham just opened the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in badass style — with a death-defying, fireworks-accompanied stunt. 
The 24-year-old from Las Vegas, adapts his moves from a hybrid of skateboarding and BMX racing, kicked off the 2016 Games with a surprise demonstration of his WCMX wheelchair skills. He pulled the stunt after the president of the International Paralympic Committee, Sir Phillip Craven, gave the official countdown to kick of the Games. 
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Appearing in a bright green chair at the top of a six-story high construction, Fotheringham went flying down the giant ramp, with fireworks going off on either side of him, only to launch into a somersault through a large ring. It. Was. Epic.   Read more…More about Paralympics, Wheels, Aaron Fotheringham, Rio Olympics, and Rio Olympics 2016

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