Gurkha prepares for games

A Gurkha soldier from Folkestone is preparing for his first paralympic games after he was introduced to sport through the army's Battle Back Programme.

Lance Corporal Netra Rana is one of three former or serving members of the British Army in Team GB's two sitting volleyball teams.

The 28-year-old who served with 1st Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, had his lower left leg amputated after being injured by an IED on patrol in Afghanistan in January 2008.

He was introduced to the sport through the Battle Back Programme in 2009 and was named adaptive sportsman of the year at the Army Sports Awards in 2011.

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