Paralympics M1536

Paralympics M1536

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Thierry Schmitter (NED) who is today (05.09.12) lying third in the Single-Person Keelboat (2.4mR) event in The London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition.

Taking place from 1 September to 6 September, three gold medals will be up for grabs by the 80 competitors: in the Single-Person Keelboat, Two-Person Keelboat and Three-Person Keelboat. Athletes will compete to master the ever-changing conditions on the open waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour during the Paralympic Sailing competition.

The athletes are classified based on their ability to perform the sport using a point system: the higher the points, the greater the ability.

ParalympicsGB is the name for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Paralympic Team that competes at the summer and winter Paralympic Games. The Team is selected and managed by the British Paralympic Association, in conjunction with the national governing bodies, and is made up of the best sportsmen and women who compete in the 20 summer and 4 winter sports on the Paralympic Programme.

Media enquiries for ParalympicsGB should be addressed to the ParalympicsGB Press Office T: 020 7842 5786 E: press@paralympics.org.uk

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