As a child she was taunted - and told she couldn't swim. But that was the the catalyst which drove Claire Cashmore to take the bully on - and win - and to achieve two silvers and a bronze at the London 2012 paralympic games.
Now the 24-year old has been inspiring other young swimmers at a school in Kent. Charlotte Wilkins has the story
Bronze and marble casts of Olympic and Paralympic champions are going on display in Hampshire.
The 11 sculptures which include this cast of silver medallist Lewis Smith will be exhibited in Fleet until November.
Blade runner Oscar Pistorius and five times Olympian swimmer Mark Foster also feature in the exhibition.
Artist Ben Dearnley said "My Olympic work focuses on the core strengths of each Olympic and Paralympic athlete I have worked with, capturing something of the essence of what it is that makes them the best in the world at what they do."
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Nearly five million passenger journeys were made on Southeastern services during the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Charles Horton, managing director said: “We carried around 100,000 extra passengers every day during the Paralympic Games, including around a million journeys on our Javelin service.
4.9 million journeys were made on Southeastern services, including 1 million journeys on the Javelin service in the two week period of the Games.
The busiest day for the Javelin service was on Saturday 8 September with around 95,000 journeys, 30,000 of these journeys were made before 10am.
Extra train services were added to the Paralympic timetable to cater for the increased demand and late night Javelin trains were placed on standby to help transport spectators home from late running events at the Olympic Park.
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Reporter Andrew Pate meets Olympic diver Peter Waterfield, handbike medallists Karen Drake and Rachel Morris, silver medalist William Fox-Pitt, Olympic hurdler Jack Green and his mother Nikki.
Stars from London 2012 will travel from Mansion House to the Mall later today in a convoy of 21 open top floats.
Hundreds of thousands are expected to turn out to cheer on the Olympic champions. They'll include all our gold medallists. Among them, sailor Ben Ainslie from Lymington; cyclist Dani King from Hamble and horse rider Tina Cook from Worthing.
David Smith, from Eastleigh in Hampshire, has won silver in the Boccia Paralympic final.
He lost out to Pattaya Tadtong of Thailand 7-0
It takes GB's total medal haul to 116
Hampshire's David Smith is battling it out in the gold medal match of the Boccia.
David, who's 23 and from Easteigh is playing Thailand's Pattaya Tadtong.
David learnt how to play Boccia at Treloars College in Hampshire.
Aged 14, he became the youngest ever player to secure the title of British Champion and he was crowned World Champion at the age of 18.
Sophie Christiansen from Sunningdale in Berkshire has won another Gold medal in para dressage at the Paralympic Games.
Maidenhead rider Sophie Christiansen can expect a warm welcome when she returns home from the Paralympics.
Royal Mail has unveiled a special gold stamp for the rider after she won gold in the individual dressage Grade 1a event.
The company will paint one of their post boxes in Maidenhead gold in her honor although they have not yet revealed which one it will be.
The 24-year-olds performance also helped to secure the team gold for Paralympics GB.