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Aussie Paralympic athletes farewelled in Sydney   
Monday, 13 August 2012

Produced by Biwa Kwan

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With one Games closing, another is waiting to open. The Paralympics kick off in London on August 29. This year, Australia is sending 161 Paralympians to compete in 13 sports. Some of those athletes were farewelled today at Sydney Town Hall. Biwa Kwan was there and spoke to the athletes about the preparations and expectations going into the Paralympics.

(Image: Paralympian Grant Mitzens, Paralympian Michelle Rzepecki, Paralympian Kylie Gauci and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore. Credit: Biwa Kwan)

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Grant Mitzens - Paralympian, Wheelchair Basketball
Michelle Rzepecki - Paralympian, Goalball
Jason Hellwig - Chef de Mission, Australian Paralympic Committee

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