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Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics

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British Paralympic Athletes (2012)

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Paralympic 2012 Blind Football match between GREAT BRITAIN AND SPAIN.

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Great Britain's Wheechair Rugby team give their first impressions of Paralympic venue

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Paralympics Great Britain Gold Medal London 2012

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London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony Great Britain Flag Raising

Great Britain competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, United Kingdom, from 29 August to 9 September 2012 as the host nation. A total of 288 athletes were selected to compete along with 13 other team members such as sighted guides. The country finished third in the medals table, behind China and Russia, winning 120 medals in total; 34 gold, 43 silver and 43 bronze. Multiple medallists included cyclist Sarah Storey and wheelchair athlete David Weir, who won four gold medals each, and swimmer Stephanie Millward who won a total of five medals. Storey also became the British athlete with the most overall medals, 22, and equal-most gold medals, 11, in Paralympic Games history. To commemorate the achievements of each gold medallist Royal Mail painted a post box gold, usually in the athlete's home town.
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