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Last Updated: Thursday September 04 2008 14:36 GMT

Is Great Britain any good?

Great Britain's Dave Weir (right) and David Holding at the 2004 Paralympics

The British team has had much success in the Paralympics. In Athens in 2004, Team GB came second in the medals table.

They won a massive 94 medals, and 35 of them were gold.

The British team has done really well in other Paralympics, finishing in the top four in the medal table in the last five Games.

Some names to watch out for in the 2008 Paralympics include:

David Weir
David Weir - who is Britian's top wheelchair racer. He won silver and bronze in the Paralympics in Athens in 2004. He's also won three London marathons in a row.

Dave Roberts
Dave Roberts - the Welsh swimming star could become Britain's most successful Paralympian of all time. He won four golds in Athens four years ago, and three in Sydney. He could beat Britain's current most successful Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson's record of 11 gold medals.

Peter Norfolk
Peter Norfolk - is a tennis star. He became Britain's first-ever Paralympian to win a gold medal in Athens in 2004. He's currently the world number two player.

Eleanor Simmonds
A young star to look out for is: Swimmer Eleanor Simmonds - when the Games start, she will be 13 years, nine months and 26 days - which is six months younger than Tom Daley. Eleanor will also be the second youngest British Paralympian in history after swimmer Joanne Round, who competed in Seoul in 1988 when she was just 12.

Coaches originally thought she'd compete in the London 2012 Paralympics, but she is so good, she's part of the 2008 squad. She recently set a new world record in her freestyle event.