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Paralympic sports - 10. August 2007.

IBS Squad returns from Brazil


These performances put the team in a good position ahead of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, as the top 6 placed athletes in each classification qualify places for their country at the Games.

The IBSA World Championships and Games, which took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil from July 28 to August 7, also included swimming, powerlifting, goalball and athletics but Britain only had athletes competing in judo, athletics and goalball.

In the athletics competition Paralympian Tracey Hinton and teenager Alison Patrick were both on form, winning five medals between them.

Hinton won gold in the B1 800m and silver in both the B1 400m and 200m, while Patrick came away with gold in the B3 800m and silver in the B3 1500m.

In Goalball Britain’s women’s team put in a series of good performances to beat Greece, Italy, Iran and Finland in the round robin stages before losing to eventual bronze medallists Japan in the quarter final to be knocked out of the competition.

For further information about the British Paralympic Association, please contact Sian Davies in the Press Office on 0207 211 5240 or 07721 892686 or by email at sian.davies@paralympics.org.uk. For news updates visit the BPA website at www.paralympics.org.uk

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