Competing at many of the same London venues as participants in the summer Olympics, more than 4,000 athletes from 164 nations are taking part in the Paralympic Games. The athletes compete in 20 sports that have various classifications, depending on an athlete’s level of impairment.
A skydiver pulled off an amazing stunt when he climbed out from the cockpit of a glider and crawled along the wing – then somersaulted under the fuselage of the second glider while the first rider turned upside down and flew overhead so that the sky diver could reach up and form a human link between the two planes. The spectacular stunt was carried out by Salzburg skydiver Paul Steiner 2,100 metres in the air with both gliders travelling at 100 miles an hour above the mountains in Styria, Austria
They can come from any time during competition or the second a medal is won. Here’s an updated look at Olympians in winning moments as the Games head to their conclusion this Sunday in London. — Lloyd Young (47 photos total)
Less than 100 hours to go until the games officially begin!
Wow can you believe it’s just one week to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games! Like this post if you’ll be watching the Opening Ceremony in 7 days time.