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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Paralympic gold medallist Josie Pearson hopes win will encourage others to achieve dreams

Paralympic discus thrower Josie Pearson from Bristol says she hopes winning a gold medal will encourage others to achieve their dream too. She set three world records yesterday [Friday] to claim gold. She launched the disc out to 6.58 metres with her third throw of the competition.

Josie had to work hard after breaking her neck in a car accident when she was 17.

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