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Day 4 of Competition - Live from London

2 September 2012 - London’s normal rains came back today, slowing down the outdoor events. Paralympic athletes compete in the rain, of course, just as able-bodied athletes do. But sometimes conditions get slick or dangerous, and the very strict Paralympic competition timetables slip.

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WHAT MAKES A CHAMPION?

It takes years of training to be a Paralympian, with long hours and a true competitive drive. “We have no slouches,” says judo’s Myles Porter.

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20 YEARS OF PARALYMPIC WHEELCHAIR TENNIS

Esther Vergeer, called “the most dominant player in professional sports,” explains wheelchair tennis

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“KEEP THE INTENSITY, KEEP POSITIVE.”

Mackenzie Soldan, wheelchair tennis player, talks us through last year’s gold-medal match against teammate Emmy Kaiser in Gualajara, Mexico.

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