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Athletics - London 2012 Paralympic Games

Watch athletics from the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

As the biggest sport on the Paralympic Games programme and the one that has been hyped up the most, the London 2012 athletics competition at the Olympic Stadium is bound to include some performances of a lifetime.

The IPC's Ones to Watch list for London 2012 includes 16 ath- letes who could win multiple medals and set new world records in the pro- cess.

"Athletics is the biggest and purest of the Paralympic sports -- running, jumping and throwing form the core of nearly all sports and hark back to ancient Greece and the original Olympics," IPC Athletics Sport Technical Committee Chairperson Ed Warner said.

The men's 100m T43/44 has been deemed the race of the Games al- ready, with South African "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, Great Britain's Jonnie Peacock and USA's Jerome Singleton ready to sprint for the title. Great Britain's David Weir, Switzerland's Marcel Hug and Australia's Kurt Fearnley headline a strong T54 class. Irish sprinting sensation Jason Smyth will try to uphold his title as the world's fastest Par- alympian in the 100m T13 spring, whilst Australia's Evan O'Hanlon hopes to snatch it from him racing in the T38 class.

Wheelchair racers Michelle Stilwell of Canada and Tatyana McFadden of USA will try to set new top marks in the women's T52 and T54
classes, respectively.

Because there are a wide range of impairment classes at the Paralympics, many of the field events combine a number of classes and are
decided by a point-scoring system.
London's Olympic Stadium is bound to be a historic setting for all of the events set to take place in front of fans from all around the world.
Watch athletics from the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

As the biggest sport on the Paralympic Games programme and the one that has been hyped up the most, the London 2012 athletics competition at the Olympic Stadium is bound to include some per...
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