Athletes begin their paralympic challenge

Darren Kenny Credit: Paralympics

Dorset's Darren Kenny OBE will be hoping to reach the medals when he compete in the C1-3 1 kilometer time trial later at the Velodrome. The 42 year old who has cerebral palsy currently holds all the world and paralympic records in his class.

Ben Quilter Credit: Paralympics

Ben Quilter from Brighton will be hoping to add an olympic gold to his collection of titles. The world number one who came fifth in Beijing will fight in -60kg catagory later.

Mandy Pankhurst Credit: Paralympics

Mandy Pankhurst from Haslemere will be going for gold in the women's shooting later. She competes in the R2 10 metre Air Rifle class.

Joining them we have hopefuls in the Boccia, Archery, Wheelchair basketball, table tennis and goalball.

More top news