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You fall, you rise: Paralympian gets straight back up after dropping torch

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A former Paralympic athlete got straight back up again after dropping the torch during the Paralympics Opening Ceremony on Wednesday.

Marcia Malsar, a Brazilian athlete who competed in the 1984 Paralympic Games, lost hold of the torch while carrying it during a section of last night's event.

Undeterred, Malsar calmly got back to her feet as two staff members helped her with the torch and the crowd cheered and clapped.

PHOTOS: See Malsar fall but stand back up

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2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/09/2016. Brazilian Paralympic runner Marcia Malsar falls while carrying the torch as rain falls during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 07: Former Athlete Marcia Malsar drops the Paralympic torch during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony at Maracana Stadium on September 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Raphael Dias/Getty Images for the International Paralympic Committee)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 07: Athlete Marcia Malsar of Brazil falls on the ground with Paralympic torch during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium on September 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)
2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/09/2016. Brazilian Paralympic runner Marcia Malsar falls while carrying the torch as rain falls during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 07: Athlete Marcia Malsar of Brazil falls on the ground with Paralympic torch during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium on September 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)
2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/09/2016. Brazilian Paralympic runner Marcia Malsar is assisted after falling while carrying the torch as rain falls during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/09/2016. Brazilian Paralympic runner Marcia Malsar falls while carrying the torch as rain falls during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 07: Athlete Marcia Malsar of Brazil is helped up after falling with the Paralympic torch during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Maracana Stadium on September 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)
2016 Rio Paralympics - Opening ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 07/09/2016. Brazilian Paralympic runner Marcia Malsar continues carrying the torch after falling as rain falls during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
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The Paralympic Games' official Twitter and Facebook accounts shared the video with the caption: "What defines us is how well we rise after falling".

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