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Jacqueline Freney named Young Australian of the Year 2014

Congratulations to 21 year old Jacqueline Freney, the Young Australian of the Year 2014. Jacqueline was chosen for her achievements as a Paralympic swimmer, motivational speaker and inspirational r…

Louise Ellery of Australia competes in the women's Shot Put - F32/33/34 Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.  /Photo/sport/General/01/42/76/961louise-ellery-australia-competes-the-women-shot-put-f32-final1427696  Related tags

London 2012 Paralympics - Ceremonies, Medals, Torch Relay

Official website of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Great Britain, 29 August 2012 - 09 September. Find photos, videos, news, athlete bios and medal-winning performances.

From left: Katherine Downie, Ellie Cole and Maddison Elliot of Australia celebrate as teammate Jacqueline Freney wins them the gold medal in the Women's 4x100m Freestyle 34 Points final on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Aquatics Center on Sept. 3. (Clive Rose/Getty Images) #
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Paralympics 2012

Competing at many of the same London venues as participants in the summer Olympics, more than 4,000 athletes from 164 nations are taking part in the Paralympic Games. The athletes compete in 20 sports that have various classifications, depending on an athlete’s level of impairment. The Games conclude Sept. 9.

Silver medallist Heather Frederiksen of Great Britain, gold medallist Jessica Long of the United States and bronze medallist Maddison Elliott of Australia pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 400m Freestyle - S8 Final on Day 2

London 2012 Paralympics - Ceremonies, Medals, Torch Relay

Official website of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Great Britain, 29 August 2012 - 09 September. Find photos, videos, news, athlete bios and medal-winning performances.

WHEN Ahmed Kelly was told he was leaving Iraq for treatment in Australia, he envisaged a sterile life condemned to a hospital bed. Now the North Melbourne resident, who was born with disabilities in all four of his limbs, is heading to London for a tilt at swimming glory at his first Paralympics.

Iraqi Australian Paralympic Dreams

WHEN Ahmed Kelly was told he was leaving Iraq for treatment in Australia, he envisaged a sterile life condemned to a hospital bed. Now the North Melbourne resident, who was born with disabilities in all four of his limbs, is heading to London for a tilt at swimming glory at his first Paralympics.

Joann Formosa of Australia celebrates winning the Gold Medal in the Equestrian Individual Freestyle Test - Grade Ib on Day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Greenwich Park

London 2012 Paralympics - Ceremonies, Medals, Torch Relay

Official website of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Great Britain, 29 August 2012 - 09 September. Find photos, videos, news, athlete bios and medal-winning performances.

Australia take gold in the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay  Blake Cochrane, Matthew Levy and Andrew Pasterfield of Australia celebrate winning the gold in the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay - 34 Points final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre

London 2012 Paralympics - Ceremonies, Medals, Torch Relay

Official website of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Great Britain, 29 August 2012 - 09 September. Find photos, videos, news, athlete bios and medal-winning performances.

Susan Powell (L) of Australia, Annina Schillig (C) of Switzerland and Greta Neimanas (R) of USA in the women's Individual C4-5 Road Race during the road cycling on Day 8 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Brands Hatch.  /Photo/sport/General/01/42/75/001susan-powell-australia-annina-schillig-switzerland-and-greta-neimanas-usa-compete-the-women-individual-road-race1427500  Related tags

London 2012 Paralympics - Ceremonies, Medals, Torch Relay

Official website of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Great Britain, 29 August 2012 - 09 September. Find photos, videos, news, athlete bios and medal-winning performances.

Silver medalist Megan Fisher of the United States, gold medalist Susan Powell of Australia and bronze medalist Alexandra Green of Australia pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's Individual C4 Pursuit Cycling on Day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Velodrome

London 2012 Paralympics - Ceremonies, Medals, Torch Relay

Official website of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Great Britain, 29 August 2012 - 09 September. Find photos, videos, news, athlete bios and medal-winning performances.

Silver medalists Aileen McGlynn and Helen Scott of Great Britain, gold medallists Felicity Johnson and Stephanie Morton of Australia and bronze medallists Laura Thompson and Philipa Gray of New Zealand pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's Individual B 1km Cycling Time Trial final on Day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Velodrome.

London 2012 Paralympics - Ceremonies, Medals, Torch Relay

Official website of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Great Britain, 29 August 2012 - 09 September. Find photos, videos, news, athlete bios and medal-winning performances.

Brenden Hall of Australia celebrates after winning the gold in the men's 400m Freestyle - S9 final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Aquatics Centre

London 2012 Paralympics - Ceremonies, Medals, Torch Relay

Official website of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Great Britain, 29 August 2012 - 09 September. Find photos, videos, news, athlete bios and medal-winning performances.