Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Paralympics - Team GB

As London prepares for the official Opening Ceremony for the Paralympics 2012, we've put together a quick summary of all you need to know about Team GB!


First Paralympic appearance:
1960

Number of medals won to date:

1522

How we ranked at Beijing, 2008:

2nd
  - Gold medals
42
  - Silver medals
29
  - Bronze medals
31

Where did we do our best:

Stoke Mandeville, 1984
Where we ranked:
2nd
With how many golds?
107

Total athletes this year:

304

Participating in:
  - Archery
  - Athletics
  - Boccia

  - Cycling

  - Equestrian
  - Football

  - Goalball
  - Judo

  - Powerlifting

  - Rowing

  - Sailing

  - Shooting

  - Swimming

  - Table Tennis
  - Volleyball

  - Wheelchair Basketball
  - Wheelchair Fencing

  - Wheelchair Rugby

  - Wheelchair Tennis


Our Top 5 Athletes to watch:
  • Peter Norfolk (Wheelchair Tennis)
  • Ellie Simmonds (Swimming)
  • Tom Aggar (Rowing)
  • Sarah Storey (Cycling)
  • Lee Pearson (Equestrian)

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