The Ultimate List of Paralympic GB Athletes on Twitter

On September 2, 2012 by tecmark

If you’re anything like us, you’ll have been completely blown away by the sporting feats of some of the paralympians in London 2012’s Paralympics. There’s still over a week of Paralympic sport to come live from London yet as well. If you want to keep up with the Athletes on Twitter, then you’ll need this – Our ultimate list of Team GB paralympic athletes on Twitter.

We’ve found all the participating athletes we can find on Twitter so you can follow them.

 Ola Abidogu – Sprinter

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Ola Abidogun is a paralympic 100 and 200m sprinter from Bolton, Lancashire.

Jonathan Adams – Shot Putt

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The London 2012 Paralympics will be Jonathan’s first. He’ll compete in the shot putt.

Tom Aggar – Rowing

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Tom Aggar, from London, will compete in the Paralympics in his home town as part of the rowing team.

Gemma Almond – Swimming

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London 2012 is Gemma’s first paralympics. The 19 year old swimmer is from Shrewsbury.

 

David Anthony – Wheelchair Rugby

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David Anthony from Neath, Glamorgan, will compete in London 2012’s wheelchair rugby.

 

Jessica-Jane Applegate – Swimming

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Jessica-Jane Applegate from Great Yarmouth will compete in London 2012’s Paralympic 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle.

Hollie Arnold – Javelin

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Grimsby born Hollie will compete in the F46 javelin event at London 2012’s Paralympics.

Natasha Baker – Equestrian (Dressage)

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Natasha Baker from Hammersmith will compete as part of the Team GB equestrian team in London 2012 Paralympics.

Andy Barrow – Wheelchair Rugby

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London based Andy Barrow will take part in his 3rd Olympics at London 2012, having captained the wheelchair rugby team in Beijing in 2008 and having competed in Athens four years earlier as well.

Will Bayley – Table Tennis

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Will Bayley from Poole will represent Team GB in the table tennis at London 2012. It will be his second Paralympics.

Paul Blake – Running

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Paul Blake is the current 400m para world champion. London 2012 will be his first paralympics and he’ll compete in the 400m and 800m events.

Olivia Breen – Sprinter

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London 2012 will be Olivia Breen’s first paralympics. The teenager from Guildford will compete in the 100m, the 200m and the 4 x 100m relay.

Jack Bridge – Swimming

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18 year old Jack Bridge will represent Team GB and the London 2012 Paralympics in the 200m individual medley and the 100m backstroke.  It will be the Preston teenager’s first Paralympic games.


Amy Brierly – Sitting Volleyball

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Amy Brierly will compete in the London 2012 Paralympic games in the sitting volleyball team. It will be her first Paralympic games, having been encouraged by the Welsh Federation for Disability Sport to try the sport.

Pippa Britton – Archery

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This will be Pippa Britton’s second Paralympics, having debuted in Beijing in 2008.

Victoria Bromley – Table Tennis

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Victoria Bromley, from Wolverhampton, will make her Paralympic debut in 2012 representing team GB in the table tennis.

Sally Brown – Sprinting

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Sally Brown will compete at London 2012 Paralympic games in the T46 100m and 200m races.

Steve Brown – Wheelchair Rugby

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Steve Brown will captain the wheelchair rugby team at the 2012 games.

Jamie Burdekin – Wheelchair Tennis

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Jamie Burdekin will represent Team GB at this year’s London Paralympics competing in wheelchair tennis. Jamie’s from Liverpool and this will be his second Paralympic games.

Mickey Bushell – Wheelchair 100m and 200m

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Mickey Bushell will represent Great Britain in the T53 wheelchair racing in the 100m and 200m events. It’s going to be Mickey’s second Paralympics after his first appearance in Beijing in 2008. Mickey is from Shrewsbury and now lives in Telford.


Karen Butler – Shooting

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This will be Karen Butler’s 4th Paralympic appearance for Team GB. She first competed back in 1992 in Barcelona, followed by an appearance in the Atlanta 1996 games and then Sydney 2000.

Jon-Allan Butterworth – Cycling

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Manchester based Jonallan Butterworth is a former serviceman injured in action. He’ll represent team GB as part of the cycling team at this year’s games.

 

Terry Bywater – Wheelchair Basketball

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This will be Terry Bywater’s 4th Paralympic Games appearance as a part of the Team GB wheelchair basketball team, having appeared in the previous 3 sets of games in Sydney, Athens and Beijing respectively.

 

Jamie Carter – T34 100m and 200m

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Jamie will debut at the London 2012 racing in the T34 100m and 200m races.

 

Sophie Christiansen MBE – Dressage

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This will be Sophie Christiansen’s 3rd Paralympic games. She will feature as part of Team GB equestrian team, having already previously bagged medals (gold and silver) in previous games.

James Clegg – Swimming

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London 2012 will be James Clegg’s Paralympic debut, where he will feature as part of the Team GB swimming team.

Libby Clegg – Sprinting

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For Libby Clegg, these games will be her second. She will represent Great Britain in the 100 and 200m (T12) events.

Hannah Cockroft – Wheelchair Racing

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Hannah Cockroft will race the T34 100m and 200m races at London 2012.

Mark Colbourne – Cycling

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Mark Colbourne is to make his Paralympic debut in London this year in the cycling.

Gemma Collis – Wheelchair Fencing

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Gemma Collis will make her Paralympic debut at London 2012 as part of the fencing team. She also plays competitive wheelchair basketball.

Amy Conroy – Wheelchair Basketball

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This will be Amy Conroy’s first paralympic games, where she will compete as a part of the women’s wheelchair basketball team.

James Crisp – Swimming

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James Crisp was part of team GB for Sydney 200 and Athens 2004. London 2012 will be his 3rd Paralympic games and he will participate as part of the swimming team.

Jody Cundy MBE – Cycling

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Jody Cundy was an accomplished swimmer before switching to cycling before the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. He’ll be cycling in this year’s event.

Karen Darke – Cycling

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Karen Darke will make her Paralympic debut as part of the Team GB cycling team. The cyclist from Inverness will take part in the road race and time trials.

Aled Davies – Discus and Shot Put

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Aled Davies, who was born in Bridgend, competed for Wales in swimming before he switched to discus and shot put. It’s those two events that Aled will compete in during the London 2012 Paralympic games.

Natasha Davies – Wheelchair Basketball

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Natasha Davies, from Surrey, will make her paralympic debut at London 2012 as part of the women’s wheelchair basketball team.

Kim Daybell – Table Tennis

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Sheffield born Kim Daybell has been playing table tennis since the age of 9. Now 20, he will make his paralympic debut at London 2012.


David Devine – 800m and 1500m Runner

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David Devine from Liverpool will compete at the London 2012 Paralympic games in the 800m and 1500m races. It will be his first paralympic games.

Ibrahima Diallo – 7-a-side Football

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Bristol’s Ibrahima Diallo will represent Great Britain at London 2012 playing 7-a-side football.

Matt Dimbylow – 7-a-side Football

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This will be Matt Dimbylow’s second Paralympic games. He’ll play 7-a-side football for Team GB. Matt played semi-professional football formerly for Kidderminster, St Helens and other teams in the North West of England, before receiving a head injury while playing.


Richard Dobell – Sitting Volleyball

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Richard Dobell, originally from Staffordshire, will represent Great Britain as part of the sitting volleyball team.

 

Joe Dodson – Goalball

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Joe Dodson has been playing goalball since he was introduced to the sport aged 14 in a school PE lessons. He will represent Great Britain as part of Paralympics GB at London 2012.

Gabi Down – Wheelchair Fencing

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Aged just 14, Gabi Down is amongst the youngest members of ParalypicsGB. She will represent Great Britain as part of the wheelchair fencing team.

 

Graham Edmunds – Swimming

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Graham Edmunds is something of a Paralympic veteran. London 2012 will be his 3rd games as part of the swimming team.

Neil Fachie – Cycling

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Nail Fachie competed at Bejing 2008 on the Athletics Track before making the change to cycling in 2009. He’s a part of the cycling team at London 2012.

George Fletcher – 7-a-side Football

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Liverpool lad, George Fletcher, will make his paralympic debut representing ParalympicGB in the 7-a-side football.

Adam Fontain – Shooting

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Adam Fontain is set to make his Paralympic debut at London 2012 as part of the shooting team. He’s been shooting since the age of 12.

Heather Frederiksen – Swimming

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Heather Frederiksen made her paralympic debut in Beijing 2008, bagging a bronze, two silver medals and setting a world record while she was at it!

Helen Freeman – Wheelchair Basketball

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Helen Freeman will make her second paralympic appearance at London 2012 as part of the Paralympic GB basketball team.

Jessica Frezza – Sitting Volleyball

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Jessica Frezza will make her paralympic debut at London 2012 as part of the women’s sitting volleyball team.

Blair Glynn – 7-a-side Football

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Blair Glynn has been playing 7-a-side football for 18 years and is an accomplished Scotland national. He’ll make his paralympic debut at this year’s games.

Sarah Grady – Wheelchair Basketball

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London 2012 will be the 3rd Paralympic Games Sarah Grady has attended, also partaking in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004. She’s part of the Paralympic GB Wheelchair Basketball team.

Niall Graham – Goalball

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Niall Graham is one of the more recent goalball recruits and will represent Paralympics GB at London 2012.

Dan Greaves – Discus

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Dan Greaves is a Paralympic veteran. London 2012 will be his 4th games. He’ll compete in discus.

Kylie Grimes – Wheelchair Rugby

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Kylie Grimes took up wheelchair rugby following a car accident. This is the first Paralympic games at which she will compete in the sport.

Ben Hall – Sitting Volleyball

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This will be Ben Hall’s first paralympic games. He was introduced to sitting volleyball following an accident, before which he had been playing the standing version of the game.

Judith Hamer – Wheelchair Basketball

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This wil be Judith Hamer’s first Paralympic games. She debuted for the British wheelchair basketball team in 2009 at the BT Paralympic world cup in 2009.

Darren Harris – 5-a-side Football

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Daniel Harris has been playing football since he was a toddler! This will be his second Paralympic Games where he will compete in the 5-a-side football.

Katrina Hart – Runner

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Katrina Hart will compete at her second Paralympic games in London. She’ll take part in the T37 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay races.

Claire Harvey – Sitting Volleyball

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Claire Harvey only began playing for the GB sitting volleyball in 2010. This will be her first paralympic games.

Sara Head – Table Tennis

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As well as competing in the singles event at this, her debute Paralympic Games, Sara Head will also compete in the table tennis doubles event alongside her partner, Jane Campbell.

David Heaton – Wheelchair Fencing

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David Heaton has been wheelchair fencing since he was just 14. This will be his 5th Paralympic Games, having previously attended Barcelona 92, Atlanta 96, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.

Richard Hennahane – Archery

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Richard Hennhane will compete as part of the Paralympics GB archery team. He’s been involved in archery for almost 20 years.

Rhiannon Henry – Swimming

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Welsh Rhiannon Henry will compete in 3 swimming events at the London 2012 games: the 100m freestyle (S13), the 200m individual medley (SM13) and finally the 50m freestyle (S13).

Charlotte Henshaw – Swimming

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Charlotte Henshaw has competed as part of the Paralympic GB swimming team previously. At the Beijing 2008 games, she finished 4th in 100m breaststroke (SB6). She’ll be hoping to one better and medal at London 2012.

Dan Hickcock – Wheelchair Basketball

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Dan Highcock has been playing wheelchair basketball since the age of 13. He’ll be competing with ParalympicGB in London.

Emma Hollis – Swimming

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London 2012 will be Emma Hollis’ first Paralympic Games. She’s a double world record holder who will compete in 4 swimming events.

James Hollis – Swimming

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James Hollis’ international debut was only in 2011 and he’s making the step up Paralympic GB to debut in London. The swimmer will take part in 2 events in London.

Jordan Howe – Sprinter

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16 year old Jordan Howe will make his Paralympic debut at London 2012. He’s set to sprint in the T35 100m and 200m races.

Louise Hunt – Wheelchair Tennis

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Born with spina bifida, Louise Hunt first began to take part in wheelchair tennis aged 5. She’ll compete in the women’s wheelchair tennis at London 2012.

Oliver Hynd – Swimming

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Along with his brother, Sam, Oliver Hynd will appear as part of the Paralympic GB swimming team. He’ll compete in 4 different events.

Sam Hynd – Swimming

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Sam Hynd was a bronze medalist as part of the Paralympic GB swimming team in Beijing 2008 and will make his second paralympic games appearance at London 2012. His younger brother, Oliver, will debut in London as well.

Sam Ingram – Judo

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Along with his brother, Joe, Sam Ingram will compete at London 2012 in the Judo. He received a bronze medal in Beijing in 2008 and will be hoping to go one or two better in London.

Abdi Jama – Wheelchair Basketball

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Abdi Jama will compete as part of the Paralympic GB wheelchair basketball team.

 

Dan James – 5-a-side Football

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Dan James is the sighted goalkeeper playing for the 5-a-side team. He competed in Beijing 2008 as well.

Ali Jawad – Powerlifting

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For powerlifter Ali Jawad, London 2012 is his second Paralympic games, after having competed in Beijing in 2008 as well.

Benjamin Jesson – Shooting

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A recent recruit to international shooting, Benjamin Jesson’s first international competition was just a year ago. He’ll make his Paralympic debut in London.

Liz Johnson – Swimming

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Liz Johnson is no stranger to Paralympic swimming. She won a gold medal at Beijing 2008.

Jade Jones – Wheelchair Racing

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Jade Jones will compete in the Paralympics in the T54 400m, 800m and 1500m. It will be the first Paralympic games for the racer from Middlesbrough.

Natalie Jones – Swimming

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Natalie Jones is a very experienced Paralympic swimmer. She has competed at the last 3 paralympic games and has previously bagged a gold medal.

Sophie Kamlish – Sprinting

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London 2012’s Paralympic games will be the debut games for sprinter, Sophie Kamlish. She will compete in the T44 100m and 200m women’s sprints.

Paul Karabardak – Table Tennis

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Paul Karabardak from Swansea will make his second Paralympic appearance, having already competed in the table tennis in Beijing in 2008.

Nyree Kindred – Swimming

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Nyree Kindred is one of the most experienced athletes in the Paralympic GB swimming team. London will be her 4th games.

Sascha Kindred OBE – Swimming

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Sascha Kindred OBE is one of the most successful Paralympians and most experienced. London 2012 will be his 5th games.He has medalled in each and every games he has competed in. Sascha is the husband of Paralympic swimmer Nyree Kindred.

Crystal Lane – Cycling

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Crystal Lane will make her Paralympic debut at the London 2012 games and compete in a track event and two road events.

Andy Lapthorne – Wheelchair Tennis

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Andy Lapthorne first began playing wheelchair tennis in a local park. That park will be a far cry from the facilities at the London 2012 Paralympic games, where he will make his Paralympic debut.

Helena Lucas – Sailing

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Helena Lucas made her Paralympic debut in the sailing in Beijing. She will be hoping to medal in her second games in London.

Caroline Maclean – Wheelchair Basketball

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Caroline Maclean is a very experienced wheelchair basketball player. She has already featured in Sydney in 2000, Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008.

Craig Maclean – Cycling

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Craig Maclean is an experienced paralympic track cyclist, with 2 Paralympic games under his belt already.

Craig McCann – Wheelchair Fencing

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Craig McCann only began wheelchair fencing two years ago as the result of being talent spotted. London 2012 will be his paralympic debut.

Marc McCarroll – Wheelchair Tennis

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Marc McCarroll has been playing wheelchair tennis since 2004, but London 2012 will be the first Paralympic games in which he has competed.

Scott McCowan – Boccia

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London 2012 will mark the boccia debut for Scott McCowan.

Aileen McGlynn OBE – Cycling

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London 2012 mark’s Aileen McGlynn’s third Paralympic games. She’s already claimed 3 Paralympic gold medals and will be hoping to add to the haul in London.

Peter McGuire – Boccia

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Peter McGuire will make his Paralympic debut in London this summer, alongside his brother Stephen as part of the Boccia team.

Shaun McKeown – Cycling

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Shaun McKeown will make his Paralympic debut in London 2012 as part of the cycling team. It will be a big moment for him, having been inspired to explore cycling more after seeing the Paralympics GB cycling success in Beijing 2008.

Aaron McKibbin – Table Tennis

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Aaron McKibbin has been playing table tennis competitively for four years. The London 2012 Paralympic Games will be his first.

Sarah McPhee – Wheelchair Basketball

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Sarah McPhee was spotted and quickly fast tracked onto the women’s wheelchair basketball team. London 2012 will see Sarah compete at Paralympic level for the first time.

Dean Miller – Runner

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Distance runner Dean Miller will compete in the London 2012 Paralympic T37 1500m.

Stephen Miller – Club Throwing

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Stephen Miller is amongst the most experienced and most decorated Paralympians competing at London 2012. He will compete in the F32 club throw. It will be his 5th Olympics and he already has 3 gold medals and a world record to his name.

Stephanie Millward – Swimming

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Stephanie Millward will compete in 4 swimming events at the London 2012 Paralympics.

Scott Moorhouse – Javelin

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Lower leg amputee, Scott Moorhouse, has deferred his 3rd year at University in order to focus on the games. He will compete in the javelin.

Ross Morrison – Wheelchair Rugby

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London 2012 will be Ross Morrison’s 3rd Paralympic games as a member of the wheelchair rugby team.

Andrew Mullen – Swimming

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Andrew Mullen will make his Paralympic debut in London, competing in 3 swimming events.

Zoe Newson – Powerlifting

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London 2012 will see Zoe Newson debut as a Paralmypian competing in the power lifting.

Peter Norfolk – Wheelchair Tennis

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Peter Norfolk will make his 3rd Paralympic appearance in the wheelchair tennis in London this year.

Will Norman – 5-a-side Football

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Will Norman will make his second Paralympic appearance at the London 2012 games in the 5-a-side football.

Amy Ottaway – Goalball

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Another debut Paralympian, Amy Ottaway, will compete in goalball.

Mandy Pankhurst – Shooting

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Mandy Pankhurst will compete in the Paralympic R2 10m Air Rifle Standing women’s (SH1) event.

Jonathan Paterson – 5-a-side Football

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Jonathan Paterson will make his Paralympic debut in the inaugural Paralympic GB football appearance (5-a-side).

Jonnie Peacock – Sprinting

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Jonnie Peacock boasts the world record for the T44 100m, the event in which he will compete at London 2012.

Josie Pearson – Discus and Club Throw

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Josie Pearson will compete in the discus and club throw at London 2012.

Myles Pearson – Wheelchair Rugby

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Myles Pearson is the youngest man to be selected for the wheelchair rugby and will feature in the team at the London games.

Lee Pearson CBE – Dressage

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London 2012 will mark Lee Pearson’s 4th Paralympic games, where he will compete in dressage.

Morgyn Peters – Swimming

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Morgyn Peters will compete as a Paralympian for the first time in London 2012 as part of the swimming team.

Justin Phillips – Sitting Volleyball

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Justin Phillips has earned over 50 GB sitting volleyball caps since his debut in 2010. London 2012 will be his first Paralympic games.

David Phillipson – Wheelchair Tennis

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David Phillipson first played wheelchair tennis when he was just six years old. Now aged 22, he’s become a skilled competitor in the sport and London 2012 will be his second paralympic games.

Aaron Phipps – Wheelchair Rugby

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Up until 2009, Aaron Phipps had competed in wheelchair racing before switching to wheelchair rugby. Being selected for London 2012 has been the highlight of his career so far and will be his Paralympic debut.

Jon Pollock – Wheelchair Basketball


Jon Pollock is one of the most experienced members of the GB wheelchair basketball team, with no fewer than 3 Paralmypic games already under his belt ahead of London 2012.

Dan Powell – Judo

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Dan Powell will compete at the London 2012 Paralympic games in Judo, alongside his brother, Marc. The brothers follow in the footsteps of their Father, Terry, who represented Paralympic GB in the judo at Seoul 1988, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000.

Marc Powell – Judo

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Marc Powell will make his Paralympic debut representing Parlmypic GB in the judo. His brother will also compete in Judo at the same games, their Father having also previously competed in the judo for Paralympic GB on 3 occasions since 1988.

Ben Quilter – Judo

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Ben Quilter will make his second paralympic appearance for Paralympic GB when he competes in the Judo. He came 5th in Beijing back in 2008 and will hope to better that this year. He’s already a World and European title holder.

Anton Raimondo – Sitting Volleyball

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Anton Raimondo took to sitting volleyball instantly when he first began playing in 2009. 3 short years later and he will represent Paralympic GB in his first games in London.

Gordon Reid – Wheelchair Tennis

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Scottish wheelchair tennis player, Gordon Reid, is currently the British number 1. London 2012 will be his second games, where he will compete in both the singles and doubles tournaments.

Stefanie Reid – Long Jump

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Stefanie Reid grew up with a keen interest in sport, playing rugby and basketball competitively, although neither of those sports are the ones in which she will compete at the Paralympic games.. In Bejing in 2008 she made her Paralmypic debut competing in the long jump  and medalling in the T44 200m (bronze). She’ll compete again in the T44 100m, 200m and the F44 long jump.

Pam Relph – Rowing

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Pam Relph, at the time of writing, has just won a gold at the London 2012 games in the LTA mixed coxed 4. Congratulations, Pam!

Rob Richardson – Sitting Volleyball

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Rob Richardson has been playing sitting volleyball since 2005 and has been captaining the GB team since 2009. 2012 will be his Paralympic debut.

Naomi Riches – Rowing

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At the time of writing, Naomi Riches has just secured a London 2012 Paralympic gold in the LTA mixed coxed Four. She took a bronze medal in Beijing in 2008 and is also 5 times world champion.

Alexandra Rickhan – Sailing

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London 2012 will be Alexandra Rickham’s second Paralympic games following her appearance in Beijing in 2008. She will be sailing alongside Niki Birrell in the SKUD 18.

James Roberts – Sitting Volleyball

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James Roberts has already competed at a Paralympic games, albeit in a different sport! In Beijing in 2008 he was part of the rowing team, before transitioning to sitting volleyball after Beijing 2008. This will, therefore, be his first Paralympic GB appearance as a member of the sitting volleyball squad.

John Robertson – Sailing

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John Robertson is no stranger to Paralympic sailing. In fact, London 2012 will be his 3rd Paralympic appearance where he’ll compete in the Sonar.

Susie Rodgers – Swimming

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Susie Rodgers will be competing in no fewer than 5 S7 category swimming events at this, her first Paralympic games.

Craig Rodgie – Swimming

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Despite the fact that Craig Rodgie has been swimming for 17 years, London 2012 will be hist first Paralympic games appearance. He will compete in 2 S14 category swimming events.

James Roe – Rowing

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At the time of writing this, James Roe has just won a gold medal at London 2012’s Paralympic games in the mixed coxed four. Congratulations, James!

Julie Rogers – Sitting Volleyball

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Aged just 13, Julie Rogers is one of the youngest members of Paralympics GB. She will compete in the women’s sitting volleyball in this, her Paralympic debut.

Sam Ruddock – Sprinter

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Sam Ruddock used to play American football, even as recently as early 2012! It was during an American football game that he was approached and asked if he had ever considered Athletics. Less than a year after his first competitive race, Sam makes his Paralympic sprinting debut in the T35 100m and 200m races.

Ben Rushgrove – Sprinter

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Ben Rushgrove debuted for Paralympic GB in Beijing back in 2008. At the London 2012 games, he will go for gold in the T36 100m and 200m races.

Hannah Russell – Swimming

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At just 16, Hannah Russell will make her Paralympic GB debut for the swimming team. With a silver under her belt already at the time of writing, Hannah has high hopes of securing a whopping 5 medals at the games.

Ian Sagar – Wheelchair Basketball

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Ian Sagar fell into wheelchair basketball coincidentally. Following an accident in 1999, he was undergoing rehabilitation at a hospital at which a wheelchair basketball team was training and was instantly hooked on the game.

Helen Scott – Cycling

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Helen Scott is a tandem pilot in the cycling. At the time of writing, she had just secured a bronze medal. Congratulations, Helen!

Sam Scott – Sitting Volleyball

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After debuting for the GB volleyball team at the world cup in 2010, Sam Scott is gearing up to make his first sitting volleyball paralympic appearance at the London 2012 games.

Keryn Seal – 5-a-side Football

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Keryn Seal will make his second Paralympic Games appearance n the 5-a-side football, having played in Beijing in 2008 as well.

Mandip Sehmi – Wheelchair Rugby

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London 2012 will be Mandip Sehmi’s second Paralympic games, competing as part of the wheelchair rugby team. He also competed at Beijing 2008.

Lucy Shuker – Wheelchair Tennis

Lucy Shuker wheelchair tennis

Lucy Shuker will compete at a Paralympic games for the second time as part of the wheelchair tennis team.

Ellie Simmonds MBE – Swimming

ellie simmonds mbe swimming

Ellie Simmonds MBE is swimming for the second time at a Paralympic Games, having competed in Beijing in 2008 when she was just 13 and, despite her young age, she secured 2 gold medals! At the time of writing, Ellie has already secured her first London 2012 gold.

Martin Sinclair – 7-a-side Football

Martin Sinclair paralympic football

Martin Sinclair will compete in the 7-a-side football at London’s 2012 Paralympic Games. It will be his first Paralympic appearance.

Lewis Skyers – 5-a-side Football

lewis skyers paralympic football

Lewis Skyers will compete as the goalkeeper for the 5-a-side football team. It will be his first Paralympic games.

David Smith – Boccia

david smith boccia

David Smith will compete in the Boccia at London 2012. It will be second Paralympic games.

Anthony Stephens – Swimming

Anthony Stephens swimming paralympics

Anthony Stephens has been swimming for 16 years. He competed at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 as well.

Nathan Stephens – Javelin

Nathan Stephens Javelin

Nathan Sledge will be competing in the F57 javelin in London in 2012. Impressively, he also competed at the 2008 games in javelin, shot putt and discus. In addition to that, he also featured in the 2006 Winter Paralympic Games in Turin competing in Sledge Hockey, finishing 3rd.

Hannah Stodel – Sailing

Hannah Stodel sailing

Having competed in the sailing in both Athens 2004 and Beijing in 2008, this will be Hannah Stodel’s 3rd Paralympic games.

David Stone MBE – Cycling

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David Stone MBE is amongst the most experienced of the cycling Paralmypians, having appeared in both Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008.

Barney Storey MBE – Cycling

At the time of writing, Barney Storey (as well as his wife, Sarah) has just secured a gold medal in what is his 3rd Paralympic games competing for the cycling team.

Sarah Storey OBE – Cycling

Sarah Storey cycling

At the time of writing, Sarah Storey and her husband Barney have just secured gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympic games in cycling. London 2012 is Sarah’s 6th Paralympic games. She’s previously competed at Barcelona 92, Atlantic 96, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008!

Clare Strange – Wheelchair Basketball

Clare strange wheelchair basketball twitter

London 2012 will be the fourth paralympic games at which Clare Strange has competed as part of thewomen’s wheelchair basketball team.

Louise Sugden – Wheelchair Basketball

louise sugden wheelchair basketball

London 2012 is Louise Sugden’s second Paralympic games playing for the women’s wheelchair basketball team, following her Paralympic debut in Beijing 2008.

Stephen Thomas – Sailing

stephen thomas paralympic sailing twitter

London 2012 will be Stephen Thomas’ 4th Paralympic games, having previously competed in Beijing 2008, Athens 2004 and the Winter Paralympics in Turin in 2006 (ice sledge hockey). He will be hoping to better his 6th place finish in the sailing in London this year.

Lily Van Den Broecke – Rowing

lily van den broecke rowing

Lily Van Den Broecke is a cox competing in the LTA mixed coxed four. At the time of writing, she and her team have secured a gold medal! Congratulations, Lily.

Sharon Vennard – Archery

Sharon Vennard archery

Sharon Vennard has been competing in archery since 1996. She’ll compete in the London 2012 Paralympics in the women’s individual recurve.

Rik Waddon – Cycling

Rik Waddon cycling paralympics

Rik Waddon will compete in the Paralympics for the second time. He’ll compete in the C3 track pursuit and the C1-3 1km time trial.

Leigh Walmsley – Archery

Leigh Walmsley archery

Leigh Walmsley will compete in the women’s individual recurve (archery) at the London 2012 Paralympics. London 2012 will be her first games.

Sophia Warner – Sprinting

sophia warner sprinting london 2012

Sophia Warner, who has cerebral palsy, will compete in her first Paralympic games at the London 2012 games. She’ll compete in the T35 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay races.

Louise Watkin – Swimming

Louise watkin paralympic swimmer

Louise Watkin achieved a silver medal in the 100m freestyle in Beijing back in 2008 and will be hoping to medal at London 2012.

David Weir MBE – Wheelchair Racing

David Weir MBE wheelchair racing

David Weir MBE will compete in 4 T54 category races: 800m, 1500m, 5000m and marathon. London 2012 will be his 4th paralympic games.

Sophie Wells – Dressage

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London 2012 will be the first Paralympic games in which Sophie Wells has competed in dressage. Impressively, she has previously competed in both disabled and non-disabled competitions.

Dan West – Shot Putt

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Dan West is something of a Paralympic veteran. He’s competed in 4 previous competitions, earning medals in 3 of them (bronze in shot putt Atlanta 1996, discus bronze in Sydney 2000 and silver in the discus in Athens 2004).

David Wetherill – Table Tennis

David Wetherill table tennis

David Wetherill reached the final 8 in the table tennis at his debut Paralmypics (Beijing 2012). London 2012 will be his second Paralympics.

Jordanne Whiley – Wheelchair Tennis

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Despite being just 20, London 2012 will be Jordanne Whiley’s second games. In 2008, she reached the last 32 in the singles and the quarter finals in the doubles.

Richard Whitehead – Sprinter

Richard Whitehead sprinter

Richard Whitehead has competed at one previous Paralympic games – the Winter paralympics in Turin. This will be his first summer games, where he will represent ParalympicsGB in the F42 100m and 200m sprints.

Emma Wiggs – Sitting Volleyball

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This will be Emma Wiggs’ first Paralympics. She will be part ParalmypicsGB women’s sitting volleyball team.

Laurie Williams – Wheelchair Basketball

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Laurie Williams has been competing in wheelchair basketball for seven years. After progressing hugely, London 2012 will be her first opportunity to play for ParalympicsGB.

Ross Wilson – Table Tennis

Ross Wilson ParalympicsGB Table Tennis

Ross Wilson is a part of ParalympicsGB for the first time at the London 2012 games. He began playing table tennis on a family holiday and soon took to playing competitively.

Shelly Woods – Wheelchair Racing

shelly woods wheelchair racing paralympicsgb

Shelly Woods competed as part of ParalympicsGB in Beijing in 2008. At London 2012 she will take part in T54 800m, 1500m, 5000m and marathon wheelchair races.

Bethy Woodward – Sprinting

bethy woodward paralympicsgb

Bethy Woodward is part of ParalympicsGB for the first time at London 2012. She’ll compete in the T37 200m and 4x100m relay races.

Thomas Young – Swimming

Thomas Yong London 2012 swimming

London 2012 will be Thomas Young’s first Paralympic games, where he will compete in a huge 6 swimming events for ParalympicsGB.

Athletes We Couldn’t Find on Twitter

We couldn’t find these athletes on Twitter. If we’ve missed them and you’re able to find any of them, let us know in the comments!

  • Kenny Allen – archery
  • Jim Anderson OBE – swimming
  • Graeme Ballard – sprinter
  • Michael Barker – football
  • Nick Beighton – rowing
  • Daniel Bentley – boccia
  • James Bevis – shooting
  • Niki Birrell – sailing
  • Natalie Blake – powerlifting
  • Phil Bottomley – archery
  • Samantha Bowen – sitting volleyball
  • Danielle Brown – archery
  • Paul Browne – archery
  • Lee Brunton – 5-a-side football
  • Georgina Bullen – goalball
  • Adrian Bunclark – shooting
  • Matt Byrne – wheelchair basketball
  • Georgina Callingham – shooting
  • Jane Campbell – Table Tennis
  • John Cavanagh – archery
  • Gaz Choudry – wheelchair basketball
  • Dave Clarke – 5-a-side football
  • Mel Clarke – archery
  • Di Coates – shooting
  • Ryan Cockbill – shooting
  • Jonathan Coggan – wheelchair rugby
  • Craig Connell – 7-a-side football
  • Josef Craig – swimming
  • Deborah Criddle – dressage
  • Chloe Davies – swimming
  • Paul Davies – table tennis
  • Richard Davies – shooting
  • Rob Davies – table tennis
  • Derek Derenalagi – discus
  • Kyron Duke – javelin and shot put
  • Fiona Duncan – tandem cycling pilot
  • Murray Elliot – archery
  • Matthew Ellis – 7-a-side football
  • Dan English – 5-a-side football
  • Peter Finbow – Wheelchair Basketball
  • Jonathan Fox – Swimming
  • Sean Fraser – swimming
  • Susan Gilroy – table tennis
  • Simon Goodall – goalball
  • Andrea Green – sitting volleyball
  • Jon Hall – wheelchair basketball
  • Tom Hall-Butcher – wheelchair fencing
  • Jodi Hill – sitting volleyball
  • Tracey Hinton – 100m and 200m
  • Jessica Hunter – boccia
  • Bulbul Hussain – Wheelchair rugby
  • Joe Ingram – judo
  • Jason Irving – powerlifting
  • Alexander Jewitt – wheelchair tennis
  • Beverley Jones – shot putt and discus
  • Rhys Jones – sprinter
  • Anthony Kappes – cycling
  • Darren Kenny – cycling
  • Mike Kerr – wheelchair rugby
  • Adam Knott – goalball
  • David Knott – goalball
  • Harriet Lee – swimming
  • Jessica Luke – goalball
  • Amy Marren – swimming
  • Natalie Massey – swimming
  • Stephen McGuire – boccia
  • Jenny McLoughlin – sprinting
  • Nathan Milgate – shooting
  • Justine Moore – wheelchair fencing
  • Maxine Moore – club throw
  • Aaron Moores – swimming
  • Rachel Morris – hand cycling
  • Steve Morris – runner
  • Simon Munn – wheelchair basketball
  • John Munro – sitting volleyball
  • Kate Murray – archery
  • Nigel Murray – boccia
  • Melissa Nicholls – sprinting
  • Jessica O’Brien – sitting volleyball
  • Ade Orogbemi – wheelchair basketball
  • Stephen Osborne – sprinting
  • James O’Shea – swimming
  • Alistair Patrick-Heselton – football
  • Anthony Peddle – powerlifting
  • Daniel Pepper – swimming
  • Gemma Prescott – shot putt and club throw
  • Ben Proctor – swimming
  • Netra Rana – sitting volleyball
  • James Richmond – 7-a-side football
  • Scott Robertson – table tennis
  • Zoe Robinson – boccia
  • Hazel Robson – sprinting
  • Samantha Scowen – rowing
  • Matt Sealy – wheelchair basketball
  • Anna Sharkey – goalball
  • Michael Sharkey – goalball
  • Louise Simpson – goalball
  • Matt Skelhon – shooting
  • David Smith – rowing
  • Lauren Steadman – swimming
  • John Stubbs MBE – archery
  • Jacob Thomas – boccia
  • Billy Thompson – football
  • Madeleine Thompson – wheelchair basketball
  • Kieran Tscherniawsky – discus
  • Helen Turner – wheelchair basketball
  • Lora Turnham – cycling
  • Roy Turnham – 5-a-side football
  • Charlie Walker – sitting volleyball
  • Matt Walker – swimming
  • Rob Welbourn – swimming
  • Matt Whorwood – swimming
  • Vicky Widdup – sitting volleyball
  • Claire Williams – discus
  • Robin Williams – 5-a-side football
  • Simon Wilson – wheelchair fencing
  • Rob Womack – shot putt
  • John Worrall – sitting volleyball
  • Martine Wright – sitting volleyball