Wheelchair basketball drops in to St. Paul's

A view from the St. Paul's dome of the players. Photo: ITN

Four members of the British women's wheelchair basketball team surprised the tourists by doing shooting practice under the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral this morning.

The team, who are preparing for the Paralympics, were invited in by the cathedral authorities. On Sunday evening, the cathedral will host a special service for the Paralympics which will include a wheelchair basketball demonstration. Reverend Canon Michael Hampel explained to Lucrezia Millarini why the cathedral was keen to get involved.

The British women have a warm-up match against the USA tomorrow and then start their Paralympic campaign against the Netherlands on Thursday. Helen Turner from Surrey described what the experience was like.

Four women from Great Britain's wheelchair basketball squad have been allowed to give a unique demonstration of their skills today. It was under the dome of Sir Christopher Wren's 300-year-old masterpiece. Lucrezia Millarini saw how they got on.