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Para-Triathlon

British para-Triathletes are training to be selected to compete in Rio in 2016, when the sport will make its debut on the Paralympic programme.

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Powerlifting

GB had five powerlifters competing in London: Anthony Peddle, Jason Irving, Ali Jawad, Zoe Newson and Natalie Blake. The team secured a bronze medal, won by Newson.

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Rowing

At London 2012, British rowers won a fantastic gold medal in the mixed coxed four event. The crew comprised Naomi Riches, the only rower who also competed in the bronze medal-winning four in Beijing, as well as reigning World Champions Pam Relph, James Roe, Dave Smith, and cox Lily Van den Broecke.

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Sailing

London 2012 was the most successful Games for the GB sailors since their sport first made its full debut at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games.

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Shooting

Great Britain won three medals at London 2012, including a first Paralympic medal for James Bevis. He won bronze in the R5 10m air rifle prone mixed SH2, missing silver by just 0.1 of a point after a dramatic sudden-death shoot off with Raphael Voltz of France.

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Sitting Volleyball

Great Britain’s Sitting Volleyball programme is comparatively new: the programme was disbanded in 1991 but was reinstated after the announcement that London had won the bid. As a result, all the athletes who competed at London 2012 are comparatively new to the sport.

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Swimming

Swimming is one of the bigger sports at the Paralympic Games in terms of numbers of events and numbers of competitors. It is a sport in which Britain excel: the team performed well in London to win 39 medals in total (just two fewer than Britain's swimmers won in Beijing).

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Table Tennis

Table tennis is a sport that is generally dominated by nations in Asia, particularly China and Korea, although in para table tennis a number of the world’s best players are European with Ukraine, Poland and Germany particularly strong.

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Wheelchair Basketball

Britain’s wheelchair basketball players head into Rio at the end of a strong four year cycle of preparations.

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Wheelchair Fencing

In Beijing GB fielded just one athlete, but since then the sport has invested significantly in recruiting and developing new talent for the sport. In total seven wheelchair fencers were selected to compete in London.

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