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Last Updated: Thursday, 21 February 2008, 15:45 GMT
Neil in Beijing Paralympics squad
Table Tennis
Paralympian Dzaier Neil has been named in the Great Britain table tennis team for the Beijing Games - 24 years after her last Paralympics in Los Angeles.

"I've reached my dream, which was to play table tennis in China," the 50-year-old told BBC London.

The Londoner missed out on Athens in 2004 but has competed in two World Championships and two Europeans.

Neil, who took a 10-year break from the sport added: "Beijing is the home of table tennis."

"I actually gave up work last year to travel around the world to rank in competitions and the sacrifice was very much worthwhile.

"It's been up and down but i've enjoyed it. I've travelled the world, it was hard work but i achieved my goal."

ParalympicsGB named the first British athletes selected to compete in the Beijing 2008 games on Wednesday.

Also named in the squad were table tennis players Arnie Chan, James Rawson, Neil Robinson, Sue Gilroy, Cathy Mitton, Scott Robertson, Clare Robertson, David Wetherill, and Paul Karabardak.



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