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Leeds council leader wishes ParalympicsGB good luck

The leader of Leeds City Council, Judith Blake, has issued a good luck message to the ParalympicsGB ahead of the Rio 2016 Games.

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We would like to wish Team GB and all our Leeds and Yorkshire athletes the very best of luck in the Rio Paralympic Games.

We cannot wait to see them perform on one of the world’s biggest sporting stages, and as always all of our local athletes can be guaranteed of tremendous support from the Leeds and Yorkshire public.

A special Yorkshire homecoming event is of course being held in Leeds on September 28 which will be a fantastic way in which to recognise and congratulate all of our Paralympic and Olympic athletes on their performances in Rio.

– Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council

Tenth spot for Doncaster paralympian Mick

Mick Brennan

Doncaster's Mick Brennan has finished a creditable tenth in the Super-G event at the Winter Paralympics at Sochi.

The 34 year old, who lost both his legs while serving with the Royal Signals in Iraq in 2004, has only been skiing for six years - considerably less than most of his rivals. He's also competing in the Slalom and Giant Slalom.

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