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Shen Yugong won her 3rd Paralympic Gold Medal in Sitting Volleyball (in a row) at London 2012 and has been the one of the sports best attackers for over a decade.  

 

To read all about her background and how she got into Sitting Volleyball please click on her name above or HERE.

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Anton Raimondo (GBR, No. 8)

'In 2006 I had a motorcycle accident in the Andes in Argentina and lost my left leg through the knee. It took two years to recover and, when I did, I was very keen to get back into sports and do more serious exercise. I phoned the London Strategic Sport Development hotline where they advised me of team sports in my area in London. I tried wheelchair basketball and then sitting volleyball, which I had never heard of before. I loved it from the moment I tried it and even though I had never played volleyball before, I was able to learn quickly with the support of my club, East London Lynx.'

'The reason I love the sport so much is that it is fast paced and full of action. You need to think in the game and there is a lot of strategy and combinations of play, which make it very dynamic. There is nothing like the feeling of spiking a ball and smashing it into the ground or at an opponent - lots of adrenalin! There are few sports, which can compete with this. It has become a huge part of my life and has taken my to all parts of the world playing in international tournaments and, of course, the London Paralympics!'

 

Follow Anton on Twitter here: @anton17sa

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