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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 : Marlon Shirley

Event : Track & Field

Country : USA

Marlon Shirley. USA athlete, 100m world record holder. Photo M Shirley

Marlon Shirley, 26, from San Diego in southern California competes for the USA in 5 Track an Field events - 100m, 200m, Long Jump, 4X100 and 4X400 relays.

Classified as a lower leg amputee (T44) Marlon is the World Record holder in Long Jump and 100m dash. He is also the first amputee to go sub-11 seconds (10.98) in the 100m.

Gold medal winner in Sydney at 100m and 200m Marlon is hoping to repeat the podium experience in Athens.

Off the track Marlon is a pilot as well as a trained Aeronautical Engineer and hopes to eventually fly commercial airliners.

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