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Paralympic challengers
Paralympians Dave Weir (left), Dave Roberts (top) and Jody Cundy (bottom)

Over 4,000 athletes will take part in 20 sports at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, running from 6-17 September.

Great Britain's team has 206 competitors, participating in 18 of the 20 sports.

Team GB finished second in the medal table behind China in Athens in 2004 and although the home nation are expected to dominate, GB hope to remain in close contention.

But there will also be a strong challenge from around the world.

BBC Sport picks out some of those expected to star.

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Paralympics on the BBC
25 Aug 08 |  Paralympics

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