Sheffield’s James Crisp makes the cut for Paralympics

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SHEFFIELD’s James Crisp has been selected for the Great Britain Paralympic team, which will compete in London this summer.

The 29-year-old won three gold medals at the 2000 Games in Sydney and picked up three silvers four years later in Athens. However, injury ruled out the City of Sheffield swimmer from the Beijing Games four years ago, but he will return to the squad for London.

There was no place in the team for Dave Roberts, who won three individual gold medals and a fourth in the 4x100 metres freestyle relay at Beijing 2008, taking his career total to 11 Paralympic golds. Team manager John Atkinson said: “The rationale behind the selections was entirely performance-driven. We only looked at athletes who we considered had medal potential in London.”