ParalympicsGB given target of 103 medals at London 2012

Ellie Simmonds

Britain's Paralympians have been set a target of bringing home 103 medals in the London Games.

Britain came second in the Beijing Paralympics and they'll be aiming to do the same again this year.

UK Sport, who set the target, wants medals in at least twelve sports.

The athletes only need one more medal than the last games to reach the target but following on from Team GB's Olympic success they'll be looking to smash that record and go even better.

Ones to watch

  • Paralympic poster girl Ellie Simmonds will be looking to add to her two swimming golds. She's already set a new world record in one of her events earlier this year.
  • GB's Jonnie Peacock will be taking on blade runner Oscar Pistorius on the track. He's already broken the South African's 100m record, just last month.
  • Sarah Storey has high hopes in the Velodrome. Can she add to the seven Paralympic golds she's already got?

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Sarah Storey, one of the British cycling hopefuls, says she wants the London 2012 party to carry on for the Paralympics.

In the last Paralympics, Britain starred in a variety of sports, including rowing, cycling, wheelchair tennis and swimming.

The head of UK Sport, Baroness Sue Campbell reckons we're ready to go even further this year. She says British Paralympic sport is in a stronger position than ever before.

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