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London 2012 Paralympics

The London 2012 Paralympics takes place between 29th August and 9th September. Paralympians from across the world will compete in 20 different sports in the 2012 games

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Pearson settles for bronze in gold record attempt

Lee Pearson took his tally to 12 medals in the Paralympics Credit: PA

Staffordshire's Lee Pearson missed out in his attempt for a record-equalling 11th Paralympic gold medal but said bronze was the best he could have hoped for.

The 38-year-old came third in the freestyle dressage, taking his tally at the London Paralympics to a gold, silver and bronze.

He was beaten by the Grade Ib freestyle winner, Austrian Pepo Puch, while Finland's Katja Karjalainen won silver.

Pearson admitted it is probably his last medal with gelding Gentleman who was struggling physically towards the end.

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