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Algerian 2012 Paralympic coaches express optimism

LondonEngland — With the 2012 Summer Paralympics due to start in London later this week, Algeria‘s athletics competitors are ready to earn medals in their events.

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According to the team’s athletics coaches in a conversation with Wikinews, the runners have been well prepared and have international experience that has prepared them for the Games, having won eleven medals at the 2011 IPC World Championships, eight of which were gold. The coaches believe their runners should easily defeat their African counterparts from Nigeria and Kenya.

The team is comprised of 17 male competitors and six female competitors. Athletics events commence on Thursday.


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Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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