Olympic hopefuls fly flag to mark Paralympic Day

Paralympic hopefuls Dominic Hurley, Adam Thompson, Victoria Bromley and BTTAD coach Matt Kenny.
Paralympic hopefuls Dominic Hurley, Adam Thompson, Victoria Bromley and BTTAD coach Matt Kenny.
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SOME of South Yorkshire’s Olympic 2012 hopefuls got on their marks to celebrate International Paralympic Day.

Victoria Bromley and Adam Thompson, part of the British Table Tennis Association for the Disabled, hosted a special demonstration at their training base – the English Institute of Sport in Attercliffe, Sheffield.

They were joined by cyclist Dominic Hurley, aged 38, of Dalton, Rotherham.

Victoria, 25, and Adam, 23, are preparing for the European Championships, in Croatia, next month.

Victoria said: “There is so much excitement about 2012 and it was great to celebrate with an event like this bringing together athletes from other sports who are also training for the Paralympics.”

EIS manager Paul Hudson said: “It was great to kick off ticket sales for the Paralympics with this celebration of local sporting talent.”