New Zealand's most successful Paralympic shooter is poised to lead the Kiwi team into the Olympic Stadium.
Flag bearer Michael Johnson is back for his third Games, after winning gold in Athens and bronze in Beijing.
Johnson is hopeful his previous experiences have put him in good stead to win another medal.
"I remember back to Athens when I won my first gold medal. I was up at the final , my rifle was shaking and I was so nervous I thought I was going to faint. At the previous Paralympics my nerves weren't as bad."
The tetraplegic shooter says special adjustments have been made to his wheel chair over the last few hours.
Johnson says a special tube has been fitted so the flag sits there without him having to hold it.
The ceremony starts at 7:30am with the Kiwis expected to enter the stadium around 8:45am.