The Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games has set a new record for ticket sales, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said in a statement on Tuesday.

Ticket sales crossed 320,531 on Tuesday to break previous mark set in Sochi four years ago.

Sales for the March 9 to March 18 Paralympics surpassed the 316,200 tickets sold in the Sochi edition by Monday.

The latest figure is nearly double the 162,974 tickets sold during the 2006 event in Turin, the IPC said.

It added that the figures highlight a growing global interest in Paralympic sports.

“It is fantastic news that Pyeongchang 2018 has now sold a record number of tickets to the Paralympic Winter Games,” IPC President Andrew Parsons said in a statement.

“After three days of competition, the response from athletes and Koreans has been outstanding. I now hope (the organising committee) can increase the sales target further with six days of competition to go.”


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