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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Welsh paralympians wished good luck

The Welsh Government has wished Welsh athletes representing ParalympicsGB the best of luck as the London 2012 Paralympic Games begin.
The opening ceremony marks the official start of the 14th Paralympic Games.

First Minister Carwyn Jones said: "Wales can be immensely proud that a record 38 Welsh athletes have made it into the ParalympicsGB squad and I am sure all of the country will be united behind them as they go for gold.

"Our current generation of Paralympians hold huge potential. They have proved they are have what it takes to make it to the top of their field and will now be competing at the height of their sport in front of the world. I am sure they will do Wales proud and I wish them the best of luck."

Sports Minister Huw Lewis said: "Our Welsh Paralympians have put in years of effort to make the grade for these Games and I have no doubt they will return home with medals.

"The fact we have 38 athletes in the squad, half of them first time Paralympians, shows just how strong disability sport in Wales currently is. It is testament to the clubs, coaches and support staff across the country who continue to promote and grow disability sports that we are building on our amazing track record in producing world class Paralympians

"I am sure everyone in Wales will wish our athletes every success in London."

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