Ad the Paralympics Games enter their first weekend it is hoped that team Paralympics GB will increase its medals tally.
The sailing events at Weymouth and Portland begin today with athletes working hard to master the waters off the Dorset coast. Helena Lucas from Southampton will compete in the 2.4mR class - in a single handed small keelboat. She wants to improve on her 7th place finish at the Beijing Games.
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A talented young sailor who represented Great Britain hanged herself in Hampshire the day after her 17th birthday, an inquest has heard.