Rivella has signed a new deal with Swiss Paralympic ©Rivella

Swiss Paralympic has extended its partnership with soft drink producer Rivella, with the new deal lasting through until Tokyo 2020.

Rivella has been a supporter of the organisation for more than 20 years, boosting Switzerland's Paralympic stars with financial support and providing drinks for internal and external events.

The arrangement will cover the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang in South Korea as well as the next summer edition in the Japanese capital in four years time.

"We are happy that we can count on the loyal support of Rivella and we hope that we can together celebrate many successes in the future," Swiss Paralympic secretary general Veronika Roos said.

Andri Freyenmuth, head of sport and events at Rivella, added: "The basis for a successful co-operation when sponsoring federations is a long-term, sustainable support. 

"Therefore the extension of the agreement was just a logical consequence. 

Marcel Hug was a star for Switzerland at the Rio 2016 Paralympics ©Getty Images
Marcel Hug was a star for Switzerland at the Rio 2016 Paralympics ©Getty Images

"Furthermore for us it is very important to support Paralympic athletes on their way."

Last month, Swiss Paralympic also extended its sponsorship agreement with supermarket chain Co-op.

This deal will run through until 2019.

Switzerland won a total of five medals at this year’s Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, four of which were claimed by wheelchair racer Marcel Hug.

Hug finally got his hands on Paralympic gold when he stormed to victory in the men’s 800 metres T54 on the track, before he went on to reign supreme in the T54 marathon.

The 30-year-old also clinched silver medals in the 1,500m and 5,000m T53/54 events.

Switzerland’s other medal came in the men’s cycling road race H2 as Tobias Fankhauser took home the bronze.