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National Paralympic Day celebrations in Birmingham

Centenary Square in Birmingham will be transformed into an exciting hub of activity today, as the city hosts celebrations to mark National Paralympic Day.

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Midlands athletes in Birmingham for Paralympic Day

Mickey Bushell celebrates winning gold in the mens 100m T53 category in the Olympic Stadium Credit: PA

Centenary Square in Birmingham will be transformed into an exciting hub of activity today, as the city hosts celebrations to mark National Paralympic Day.

Visitors can get involved in a range of free activities which replicate aspects of Paralympic sport and challenge people to test their own skills, showcasing some of the extraordinary talents of ParalympicsGB athletes.

There will be demonstrations of a number of Paralympic sports, while come-and-try opportunities are also on offer.

Members of the public can meet London 2012 medallists, including Shrewsbury-born Mickey Bushell and Dan Greaves, who was born in Anstey in Leicestershire.

Dan Greaves celebrating gold medal after winning the Para-Sport F42/F44 mens Discus at the 2014 Commonwealth Games Credit: PA

National Paralympic Day is a focus for promoting Paralympic sport across the UK and hopes to use the inspiration of British Paralympic athletes to continue to shift perceptions of disability.

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