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Sport : Fencing

2 fencers en guarde. Sketch by unknown artist. Win or lose wheelchair fencers in Athens are getting the
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Athlete Profile

Athlete : Jayant Mistry
Event : Wheelchair Tennis

Great Britain's Nº1 and World's Top 10 wheelchair tennis player. 37 years old, full time athlete. Why Jayant is a serious medal contender

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Series of Paralympics 2004 athlete profiles

Athlete : George Taamaru

Event : Powerlifting +100kg

Country : New Zealand

George Taamaru, New Zealand Powerlifter

30 year old George Taamaru is New Zealand's 'big man' on the Powerlifting team. Bench pressing for New Zealand in the Men's +100kg event he hopes to break his 242.5kg world record to take Gold in Athens. Taamaru is the current World Champion and is the point of reference in the +100kg weight category.

Originally from the Polynesian island of Rarotonga, but now living in Auckland (New Zealand) and studying for a business degree.

He started Powerlifting in 1999 just before the Sydney Paralympics and hopes that the experience gained there will give him the edge in Athens.

Like most Paralympians Taamaru is dedicated to his sport and trains up to 3 hours daily.


Sport : Powerlifting



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