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London 2012: Paralympians' families share 2012 hopes

Relatives of Paralympians from south-east England have been speaking about their hopes for the Games, which start on Thursday.

Chrissie Bayley, mother of table tennis player Will Bayley from Groombridge, said the Games were "going to change the face of disability for the better".

Judo athlete Ben Quilter, who came fifth at Beijing 2008, is aiming for a medal at London 2012. His fiancée Francesca Steggall, whom he met through judo, said: "I know what he expects from himself and what it feels like to win or lose."

Sprinter Sophie Warner, who trains in Crawley, is taking part in the Paralympics for the first time. Her husband Haydn Brackpool said he was very excited to see her compete.

  • 16 Jan 2013
  • From the section England