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London 2012: Sussex paralysed man to carry Olympic torch

A man from East Sussex who was paralysed from the neck down in a car accident is celebrating after being chosen as an Olympic torch bearer.

Barry West, from Framfield, will carry the Olympic flame through Rye.

He has undertaken a series of challenges since his accident, including paragliding and mountaineering, but said the torch relay will be one of his proudest moments.

  • 13 Apr 2012