Five Welsh athletes have been selected for the men’s and women‘s sitting volleyball teams for London 2012, it's been announced.
It will be the first time ever that Great Britain will have both men’s and women’s teams represented at a Paralympic Games.
The five athletes are:
- Amy Brierly from Deeside
- Jessica O’Brien from Cardiff
- Sam Bowen from Mountain Ash
- James Roberts from Prestatyn
- Sam Scott from Cardiff
We congratulate the five athletes on their selection. It’s testament to their hard work and commitment over the past four years that they have made the team in a sport which is undergoing a renaissance in the UK.
Royal Mail says the seven post boxes in Wales painted gold to mark Olympic and Paralympic triumphs will remain so permanently.
Hundreds of people turned out, as Paralympic cycling champion Mark Colbourne was given the freedom of his home town.
Paralympic hero Mark Colbourne will be welcomed back to his home town today.