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Thursday 21 June 2012
A survivor of the 2005 suicide attacks on the London transport system has been included in Great Britain's sitting volleyball team for the Paralympics. Martine Wiltshire, then known as Martine Wright, lost both her legs in the attacks, which killed 52 commuters. She took up sports as part of her rehabilitation.
Jenny Meadows has had to pull out of this weekend's GB trials due to an ongoing Achilles problem, putting her hopes of running the 800m in London in jeopardy. The 31-year-old won bronze at both the 2009 World Championships and 2010 European Championships but has yet to run this year and may rely on the selectors' discretion for a place.
Who's up: Crista Cullen
The British hockey player has recovered from an ankle injury and the experienced full-back is hopeful of helping the women's side to gold in London.
Who's down: Australian women's water polo team
Forced to cancel a pre-Games meet-up after two players and a coach caught whooping cough.
- 1 Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 2 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 4 John Travolta addresses former pilot's gay romance allegations publicly for the first time
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly