While people may well recognise household sporting names such as Usain Bolt or Chris Hoy from the Olympics, sometimes I get the feeling that equally talented athletes in the Paralympics are overlooked by the general public.
With that in mind, here are some of the most promising athletes in the run-up to the 2012 Paralympics.
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China dominated the 2008 Summer Paralympics with 211 medals, with stunning performances from many athletes.
Especially interesting were Guo Wei, who won gold in his category in Discus, Javelin and Shot put, and intends to compete again in 2012, and the Chinese 4×100 metre teams, were strong in various categories.
Keep an eye on their relay teams, throwing athletes, and on the blind judo.
Needless to say, as host country Great Britain will be looking to do well. As the second placed team in the 2008 Paralympics, they might even be looking to challenge China for the top spot.
If so, they face a stiff challenge, but if they can keep competitors like Darren Kenny, David Roberts and Lee Pearson doing so exceptionally well (with three to four golds each), they might … Read more at FryingPanSports