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.
Through the night the Paralympic Torch has been carried in a relay, which started in Buckinghamshire yesterday.
Paralympic cyclists are hoping to emulate the success of their Olympic counterparts as they compete at Brands Hatch.
Athletes from across the South are making their final preparations ahead of the Paralympics.