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Chinese Paralympians leave for London

08-22-2012 15:51 BJT Special Report:2012 Paralympic Games |

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With the 2012 London Paralympics only a week away, the first batch of Chinese athletes left Beijing on Tuesday for the British Capital. Winning an astonishing 89 gold medals in the Beijing games four years ago, the Chinese Paralympians are confident of bringing home even more this time around.

282 Paralympians will represent China in London. Among them over 130 are Paralymic debutants. The Chinese Swimming Team boasts top swimmers including Jiang Fuying and Yang Bozhun.

They hope to repeat the success experienced when competing at home in Beijing where they grabbed 13 gold, 22 silver, and 17 bronze medals. The Chinese goalball team keep their gold-winning roster from 2008 unchanged.

Their only goal in London is to defend their title. The Chinese Olympians will participate in 15 sports starting next Wednesday.

On July 10, 2012, 2012 London Paralympics Chinese Delegation Establishment Press Conference
was held in Beijing.282 Paralympians will represent China in London. The Chinese Olympians
will participate in 15 sports in London Paralympics.


Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source:

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