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Archery

Over the course of the last three Paralympic Games, Archery has proved to be a sport in which Britain excel.

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Athletics

At the London 2012 Paralympic Games, athletics contributed a total of 29 medals to ParalympicsGB’s medal tally at the Olympic Stadium, including 11 gold.

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Boccia

Great Britain's Boccia team put in an outstanding performance in Beijing, bringing home a gold in the BC1/BC2 Team event and a silver in the Individual BC2. Since Beijing, the British team has maintained its reputation as a leading nation in Boccia.

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Cycling

Going into the London 2012 Paralympic Games British cyclists were looking to follow up their fantastic performance in Beijing four years previously, which had seen the team return home with a total of 20 medals, 17 of them gold. 

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Equestrian

Great Britain has been at the forefront of the sport since its inception at the Paralympic Games in Atlanta 1996 and has won team gold at every Paralympic Games since. Outside of the Paralympic arena, the team also have an unbeaten record on the European and World stage.

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Football 5-a-side

ParalympicsGB had never competed in Football 5-a-side until Beijing 2008. The GB team qualified for Beijing by virtue of their 2nd place finish at the 2007 European Championships, in which they lost out to six-time European Champions Spain.

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Football 7-a-side

The ParalympicsGB football 7-a-side team that will compete at Rio 2016 comprises players from the English, Scottish and Northern Irish teams.

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Goalball

ParalympicsGB did not take a Goalball team to Beijing, but both the GB men’s and women’s teams made many improvements to their performance programme in the 2008-2012 cycle and moved strongly towards London 2012, following their successful bid to achieve their home nation slots for the Games. 

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Judo

The only martial art in the Paralympics, judo combines tactical skill, strength and decisive movement.

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Para-Canoe

Para-canoe will be one of two sports joining the programme at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

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