GB’s Paralympic team for Rio

The GB judo squad of Sam Ingram, Jonathan Drane, Chris Skelley and Jack Hodgson

The GB judo squad – of Sam Ingram, Jonathan Drane, Chris Skelley and Jack Hodgson – will be hoping to add to their medal haul

The 2016 Rio Paralympics start on Wednesday, 7 September and the countdown is well under way.

The British team has always led the way when it comes to medal success, having never finished outside of the top five in the medal table.

At London 2012, the team won 120 medals, including 34 golds, to finish third behind China and Russia.

Hopes are high that that total can be surpassed in Brazil.

Selection for the Games has already started and here you will find the names of every athlete selected by the British Paralympic Association with the final squad to be finalised by mid-July.


London medals: Two (one silver, one bronze)

Competition dates: 8-10 September

Venue: Carioca Arena 3

The judo squad became the first full GB squad to be named for the Rio Paralympics.

London 2012 silver medallist Sam Ingram will be competing in his third consecutive Games and he is joined by a trio of newcomers in Jonathan Drane, Chris Skelley and Jack Hodgson


London medals: Two (one gold, one bronze)

Competition dates: 12-17 September

Venue: Marina da Gloria, Guanabara Bay

Defending Paralympic champion Helena Lucas was the first athlete to be named for either Rio Games when she was selected in April 2015.

Lucas will compete in the 2.4mR category and will be joined by five more athletes as GB have also qualified boats in the three-person Sonar and two-person Skud categories.

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