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The Paralympics born from rehabilitation programs. Sport in the rehabilitation of recreational sport evolved into a competitive sport. The initiator of this approach was Ludwig during the Olympic Games in London, he organized a sports competition for wheelchair athletes at Stoke Mandeville. This was the beginning of the Stoke Mandeville Games, which later would become in modern Paralympic sports games.


Opening Ceremony The London 2012 Paralympics began on Wednesday with a vibrant opening ceremony led by Stephen Hawking that paid tribute to human endeavor, enlightenment and the quest to understand the universe.

Paralympians soared through the air above the 80,000seater Olympic Stadium while Hawking, the world's most famous living scientist, urged people to look to the stars for inspiration.

Ever since the dawn of civilization, people have craved for an understanding of the underlying order of the world. Why it is as it is, and why it exists at all."

British former Paralympian Margaret Maughan lights the cauldron bearing the Paralympic Flame at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in east London

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Queen Elizabeth, who was joined by her grandson Prince William, his wife Catherine and other senior royals, then declared the Games open, heralding the start of 11 days of Paralympic sport. "What can be more special than that there is no boundary?" asked Hawking. "There should be no boundary to human endeavor." In tribute to Isaac Newton's discovery of gravity, the spectators simultaneously crunched into apples.


London Paralympics London expects around 4,200 athletes as the biggest Paralympics games in history, trough 11 days of thrilling competition. On august 28, a day before the opening ceremony four flames from: London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff, were united to make the Paralympic flame. On the Athletics track there will be the highly anticipated 100m battle between Oscar Pistorius and Jonnie Peacock, as well as the wheelchair racing rivalries between David Weir, Marcel Hug and Kurt Fearnley. In the pool, Ellie Simmonds will take on Mirjam de Koning-Peper as she aims to repeat her success in Beijing 2008, while Natalie du Toit is aiming for a record seven gold medal haul.


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Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda won a silver in the men's high jump event on Monday at the Paralympic Games in London, bagging India's first medal at the 2012 Games. The 24-year-old from Karnataka jumped a height of 1.74 metres in the F42 final, finishing behind Fiji's Iliesa Delana.

Record!! One of the new records was obtained by the Dutch Mirjam de Koning-Peper, who won gold in the women's 100 backstroke, in category S-6. This great record was obtained with time a of 1 minute, 28 seconds and 34 hundredths. While his opponents, the British Nyree Lewis, took the silver, and China's Jiang Fuying bronze.


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Britain's David Weir celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win gold in the men's 5000m T54 final.

US archer Matt Stutzman competes in the men's archery individual compound-open ranking round at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

US team coach David Kiley hugs captain Sarah Castle following victory preliminary women's wheelchair basketball group B match victory over France.

The South African, Pistorious was eliminated from the 400m, finishing last in his semi-final, but his presence was always likely to be more significant than his achievements on the track.


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British teenager Jonnie Peacock sealed his status as the fastest amputee in the world by upstaging Oscar Pistorius on a remarkable night of track and field action at the Paralympic Games tonight.

The 19-year-old showed no regard for reputations as he stormed away from the field to win the men's 100m - T44 in 10.90, a new Paralympic record. He came into the Games as the T44 world record holder and proved he can more than handle the occasion.


Medal Table Rank

NPC

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

China (CHN)

53

39

40

132

2

Great Britain

23

30

26

79

3

Russia (RUS)

23

22

17

62

4

Ukraine (UKR)

18

15

17

50

5

Australia (AUS)

18

13

21

52

6

United States

14

15

18

47

7

Brazil (BRA)

10

7

4

21

8

Germany (GER)

9

11

10

30

9

Iran (IRI)

7

4

1

12

10

France (FRA)

6

9

10

25

280

280

293

851

Total


Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, take part in a Mexican wave as they watch the cycling action.

Mexico at the Paralympics Until last Tuesday, September 4 Mexicans were in ninth place in the medal Paralympics. Daniela Velasco, sprinter, won the bronze in the 400m race for athletes with limited visual ability. For these results are made comments that Paralympic athletes are much more dedicated to the Olympics, due to the provision of Mexico on both boards.

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