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Paralympics 2012

September 8, 2012

Competing at many of the same London venues as participants in the summer Olympics, more than 4,000 athletes from 164 nations are taking part in the Paralympic Games. The athletes compete in 20 sports that have various classifications, depending on an athlete’s level of impairment. The Games conclude Sept. 9. — Lloyd Young [For the complete article from Boston.com, see: paralympics_2012.html]

Below are some of the photos featured:

Richard Whitehead of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in the Men’s 200-meter T42 Final on day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Sept. 1. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Ruyi Ye (left) of China on his way to winning gold against Yijun Chen of China during the Men’s Individual Foil Category A final of the Wheelchair Fencing on day 6 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on Sept. 4. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Jacob Thomas of Great Britain uses a helmet mounted attachment to launch a ball from the ramp during the BC3 Mixed Pairs Boccia pool match against Greece on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on Sept. 2 in London, England. Greece won the match 5-0. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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