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National Paralympic Day 2013

People from all over the country came together, to celebrate National Paralympic Day 2013. A showcase of Paralympic sport, a tribute to the success of London 2012 and a chance for people who haven't been involved in Paralympic sport to join in.

The Olympic and Paralympic spirit from London's successful games around 12 months ago was evidently on display with a large crowd coming to contribute to and feed off the spirit of the games.

There were various events throughout the day, with Bocia, Table Tennis and Sitting Volleyball all on display to a packed out Copper Box.

The final event of the day was the Wheelchair Basketball - an exhibition women's match between GB and Spain, which saw a near capacity crowd and brought people from all over - from Spain to Surrey.

The Mayor Of London Boris Johnson received a Paralympic Order medal given to him by Rita Van Driel a member of the International Paralympic Committee. Both described the Paralympic games as 'the greatest ever held.'

But the real stars of this day were the Paralympians, who put on a showcase for the thousands of people who had turned out to embrace the sport that some of them hadn't seen before.

It was an amazing chance for fans, media and athletes to come together and build on the events on the previous year, to help the legacy continue surrounded by memories, talking to legends, remembering the dream which came a reality.

For more information on the day itself, click HERE.

For more information on Wheelchair Basketball click HERE.

To feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, watch THIS!

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