Paralympians

Episodes

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01Kenny Cairns2012080920120812

Paul Noble speaks to five times gold Paralympic medallist Kenny Cairns.

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Paul Noble speaks to five times gold Paralympic medallist Kenny Cairns.

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Paul Noble speaks to 5 times gold Paralympic medallist Kenny Cairns about how he had to learn to swim again after a motor cycle accident left him paralysed.

Kenny goes on to explain that whilst he was competing in the Stoke Mandeville games, he was actually presented with a medal by the founder of the Paralympics, Sir Ludwig Guttmann.

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Paralympian Sam Ingram describes the pressure of competing and his hopes of medal success.

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Paralympic medallist Sam Ingram talks to Paul Noble about his transformation from new kid on the Judo block to bronze medallist at the Beijing Olympics. He describes his aspirations of medal success for London 2012 and how the home games will be a family affair for him, with his older brother also due to compete in the games.

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Paralympian Sam Ingram describes the pressure of competing and his hopes of medal success.

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Stephen Payton tells Paul Noble about his successful 16-year Paralympic career.

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Stephen Payton tells Paul Noble about his successful 16-year Paralympic career.

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Paralympic athlete Stephen Payton speaks to Paul Noble about winning 3 gold medals in his paralympic debut at Atlanta in 1996. They discuss how the media coverage of the Paralympic games has grown and become more integrated into mainstream sport with extended media coverage and bigger audiences.

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Paralympic cyclist Aileen McGlynn speaks to Paul Noble about her hopes for London 2012.

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Paralympic cyclist Aileen McGlynn speaks to Paul Noble about her hopes for London 2012.

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Paralympic cyclist Aileen McGlynn speaks to Paul Noble about her gold medal success in Beijing and of her dreams of winning a medal in front of a home crowd at the London 2012 Paralympics.

Aileen has been visually impaired from birth but explains that she has had a love of cycling from a very young age. However, it was only after she had watched Sir Chris Hoy compete in the 2002 Commonwealth games that she felt inspired to become a full time athlete herself.