Martine Wright the 39 year old sitting volleyball competitor for Great Britain at the London Paralympic Games journey to the games has been one that has attracted much media attention. Ms Wright is a survivor of the July 7 bombings in London. She was sat six feet away from one of the suicide bombers on the train between Liverpool Street and Aldgate and had to have both legs amputated.
Yet it was while she was at home during her recovery that she tuned into the Beijing Paralympics and became inspired. With Team GB’s sitting volleyball team practising just down the road from where she went for her rehabilitation she decided to give it a go, and in London she fulfilled her dream and became a Paralympian for Great Britain an honour that no one can ever take away!