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Sport Focus

Sport : Fencing

2 fencers en guarde. Sketch by unknown artist. Win or lose wheelchair fencers in Athens are getting the
electric chair...a look at the rules of this ancient sport.
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Athlete Profile

Athlete : Jayant Mistry
Event : Wheelchair Tennis

Great Britain's Nº1 and World's Top 10 wheelchair tennis player. 37 years old, full time athlete. Why Jayant is a serious medal contender

Jayant Mistry GB Tennis Player Head Shot
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Athens, Greece. September 17 - 28

Paralympics Wheelchair Basketball. Andy  Blake (12) on 1 wheel for GB v Australia.  © ANA/M. MAROGIANNIThe Paralympics 2004 in Athens has closed as the most successful Paralympic Games ever.

Nearly 4000 disabled athletes from 136 countries around the globe competed for 525 Gold medals in 19 sports. Watched by over 800,000 ticket holders.

China with a total of
141 medals (63 Golds) were clear winners on the 2004 Paralympic medals table.

The venue for the next Summer Paralympics -
2008 in Beijing, China


What to do in Athens

Athens Acropolis Nobody can leave Athens without visiting the cultural heritage left by the Ancient Greeks. What better place to start than at the Acropolis.

Or check out a modern-day Venus or Adonis on the Athens beaches.
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Latest News Updates

China: 63 gold medals - Final Positions

Men's Wheelchair Basketball
The Final: It's Canada's Gold - they beat Australia 70-53

GB grab basketball Bronze in epic 3rd place struggle with Holland.
Final score 82-66 to GB

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- Final: Bosnia beat Iran in close match 3-2 to take their first and only gold in Athens.

Wheelchair Tennis Round Up

Wheelchair Sports: what you need to win

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