Paralympic Games 2012

The Mayor of London has hailed the 300-strong London 2012 ParalympicsGB team as Britain’s ‘best ever’. We look at some of the West County's medal hopefuls.

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Chloe Davies misses out on a Paralympic Games medal

Great Britain's Chloe Davies in action during a training session at the Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

13-year-old Chloe Davies from Midsomer Norton. She came fifth in the S14 100 metres backstroke, despite having finished with the quickest time in the qualifying rounds. She would have been Paralympics GB's youngest ever champion had she won.

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Ones to watch: Bath's Chloe Davies

Great Britain's Chloe Davies Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Swimmer Chloe Davis will be the youngest athlete competing at The Paralympics Games.

At just 13, Chloe, from Midsomer Norton, will represent ParalympicsGB in the 100m backstroke today.

She trains in Trowbridge, and has been competing since she was seven years old. Her proudest achievement to date was first setting a new British record in the 100m Backstroke at the 2011 DSE National Short Course Championships in Sheffield.

Chloe currently combines her studies with training, along with her ambition is to qualify as a swimming teacher.

Check out more of the Westcountry's athletes here:http://www.itv.com/news/west/2012-08-30/ones-to-watch-on-the-opening-day/

Cheltenham woman says performing at opening ceremony was "surreal"

A radio actress from Cheltenham played a staring role in last night’s opening ceremony.

Nicolas Miles-Wildin was at the very heart of the show, playing 'Miranda', from Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Nicola walks with a stick as a result of juvenile chronic arthritis, and is usually used to performing in theatres and small-scale tours.

But last night, she found herself the centre of attention in front of 62,000 spectators and a global television audience estimated at a billion.

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