Meridian reporter Penny Silvester has been focusing on the upcoming Paralympic Games, and the part people and places in the South are playing in the preparation for the sporting event. Here's a summary of our special Paralympics Previews:
JUDO - Brighton's Ben Quilter. He was fifth at the Paralympics in Beijing. He's now ranked number one in the world and has set his sights on London gold,
GOALBALL - Goalball is one of the most popular sports in the schedule. It has been designed for the visually impaired, and for one family here in the South the game has become such a passion, that two of them - brothers David and Adam Knott, aged 15 and 17 - will represent ParalympicsGB.
DRESSAGE - Meet Sophie Christiansen who has Cerebral Palsy, but says that her horse riding has given her a new lease of life. She became World Champion in 2010, and is a medal hopeful for ParalympicsGB in the 2012 Games event of Para Dressage.