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Yohansson Nascimento of Brazil celebrates winning silver in the Men's 400m - T46 Final on day 6 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games

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50 best images from the 2012 Paralympics

Flex: Richard Whitehead of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in the Men's 200m - T42 Picture: GETTY IMAGES

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Paralympics 2012: British team upset many missed David Weir wonder show in 5,000 metres wheelchair final

Paralympics 2012: British team upset many missed David Weir wonder show in 5,000 metres wheelchair final - Telegraph

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50 best images from the 2012 Paralympics

Jubilation: Sophie Christiansen celebrates winning Gold during the Dressage Individual Championship Test Grade Ia Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Juan Jose Mendez of Spain competes in the Men's Individual C1-2-3 1km Cycling Time Trial final on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on August 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) #Paralympic Memories

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Speed: Britain's Hannah Cockroft winning the T34 2oom wheelchair race, setting a paralympic record of 31.90sec with a winning margin of more than two seconds Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Paralympic Road Cycling athletes put Brands Hatch to the test - London 2012 Paralympics

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Introducing the new Paralympics 2012 sport of goalball: in pictures

Lithuania's Mantas Panovas in action during the Goalball preliminary round match against Britain at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

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Inspiration: Matt Stutzman of the US competes in the men's individual compound archery Picture: GETTY IMAGES

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Paralympics 2012: can David Weir claim a complete set of golds ... and will it lead to an old song topping the charts?

wheelchair racer and double gold-medallist David Weir will compete in T54 races. That means track events for athletes who use a wheelchair and who are middle of the scale when it comes to the level of their impairment.

Tao Zheng of China celebrates winning the Men's 100m Backstroke final on day one of the London 2012 Paraympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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Hench: Pavlos Mamalos of Greece competes in the Men's -90 kg Powerlifting Picture: GETTY IMAGES

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Launch: paralympic high-jumpers simply develop explosive power with a single leg Picture: GETTY IMAGES

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12 top sportswomen of 2012

Great Britain's Helen Glover (L) and Heather Stanning pose with their gold medals  Photo: FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images

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Charm offensive: Britain's Prince Harry is given a mascot by Australian swimmer Maddison Elliott - Australia's youngest ever paralympian Picture: GETTY IMAGES

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Success: Fiji's Iliesa Delana celebrates after winning the men's F42 high jump Picture: AFP

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Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley of Great Britain compete in the Women's Doubles Wheelchair Tennis Quarterfinal match against Katharina Kruger and Sabine Ellerbrock of Germany. The British pair won the match 6-3, 6-3 Picture: GETTY IMAGES