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Team GB's Paralympic hopes

Over the past year Meridian Tonight has been profiling athletes who will be going for gold in the Paralympic Games. As the South prepares for the opening celebrations Penny Silvester reports on Team GB's medal prospects.

Penny Silvester spoke to Tom Aggar Paralympic rower, Lucy Shuker Paralympic wheelchair tennis player, Barry Bowden GB's boccia coach and cos Lily Van Den Broeke.

Leander celebrates rowing success

Huge crowds have gathered in Henley-on-Thames to greet the British Olympics rowers.

Thousands joined the celebrations in the hope of catching a glimpse of the athletes, as they headed up river and then through the town on an open top bus.

Juliette Fletcher spoke to Mark Hunter Silver Medallist, Anna Watkins Gold Medallist and Alex Gregory Gold Medallist.


Olympians enjoy the atmosphere in Henley

Olympic celebrations in Henley

Anna Watkins, Alex Gregory and Pete Reed pose with their gold medals in Henley-on-Thames Credit: ITV Meridian

The home of British rowing Henley-on-Thames is hosting an party for 21 Olympic rowers who train in the town. 12 rowers who are involved with the town's famous Leander Rowing Club won medals at London 2012 - including 3 gold medals in the women's double skulls and the men's fours.

The most unforgettable, extraordinary, emotional sporting day Great Britain has ever known - congratulations to all our fantastic medal winners

Mo Farah celebrates after winning the Men's 10,000m Final Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Mo Farah crosses the line first in the 10,000m final Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire
Great Britain's Jessica Ennis approaches the finish line in the 800m event in the Heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire.
Jessica Ennis celebrates her Olympic gold today Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire
Great Britain's Greg Rutherford on in action during the Men's Long Jump Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
Greg Rutherford accepts congratulations from the crowd after this jump to glory Credit: Dave Davies/PA wire
Hampshire's Dani King leads Team GB's Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott on their way to winning gold in the Women's Team Pursuit Final Credit: Dave Davies/PA Wire
Hamble's Dani King celebrate with her team mates after winning the Women's Team Pursuit Final Credit: Tim Ireland/PA wire
Dani King's gold medal Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA wire
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