2012 Paralympics

Highlights from the 2012 Paralympics games in London.

Singer Rihanna performs with Chris Martin lead vocals of the British rock band Coldplay during the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics games, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Singer Rihanna performs with Chris Martin lead vocals of the British rock band Coldplay during the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics games, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Singer Rihanna performs with Chris Martin lead vocals of the British rock band Coldplay during the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics games, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Confetis floats down past the Paralympic flam during the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics games, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Confetis floats down past the Paralympic flam during the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics games, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Confetis floats down past the Paralympic flam during the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics games, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Singer Rihanna performs during the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics games, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Singer Rihanna performs during the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics games, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Singer Rihanna performs during the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics games, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Fireworks explode over the stadium as rock band Coldplay perform at the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Fireworks explode over the stadium as rock band Coldplay perform at the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Fireworks explode over the stadium as rock band Coldplay perform at the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius wins gold in the men's 400-meter T44 final at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius wins gold in the men's 400-meter T44 final at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius wins gold in the men's 400-meter T44 final at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Gold medalist South Africa's Oscar Pistorius poses with his medal during the ceremony after winning the men's 400 meters T44 category final during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Gold medalist South Africa's Oscar Pistorius poses with his medal during the ceremony after winning the men's 400 meters T44 category final during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Gold medalist South Africa's Oscar Pistorius poses with his medal during the ceremony after winning the men's 400 meters T44 category final during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Britain's David Weir celebrates after winning the men's 800m T54 final at the 2012 Paralympics, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain's David Weir celebrates after winning the men's 800m T54 final at the 2012 Paralympics, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain's David Weir celebrates after winning the men's 800m T54 final at the 2012 Paralympics, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Netherlands' Esther Vergeer returns to Netherlands' Jiske Griffioen, not seen, during the women's single wheelchair tennis semi-final match at the 2012 Paralympics, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in London. Vergeer won the match. The 31-year-old Dutchwoman has been No. 1 in the wheelchair tennis rankings for more than 13 years. The numbers Vergeer has put up since 1996, when she made her first international appearance, are staggering. She has won 42 grand slam titles (21 singles, 21 doubles) and five Paralympic golds (three singles, two doubles). From 2004-06, she won 250 straight sets. In total, she has won 162 singles titles. (AP Photo/Raissa Ioussouf)
Netherlands' Esther Vergeer returns to Netherlands' Jiske Griffioen, not seen, during the women's single wheelchair tennis semi-final match at the 2012 Paralympics, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in London. Vergeer won the match. The 31-year-old Dutchwoman has been No. 1 in the wheelchair tennis rankings for more than 13 years. The numbers Vergeer has put up since 1996, when she made her first international appearance, are staggering. She has won 42 grand slam titles (21 singles, 21 doubles) and five Paralympic golds (three singles, two doubles). From 2004-06, she won 250 straight sets. In total, she has won 162 singles titles. (AP Photo/Raissa Ioussouf)
Netherlands' Esther Vergeer returns to Netherlands' Jiske Griffioen, not seen, during the women's single wheelchair tennis semi-final match at the 2012 Paralympics, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in London. Vergeer won the match. The 31-year-old Dutchwoman has been No. 1 in the wheelchair tennis rankings for more than 13 years. The numbers Vergeer has put up since 1996, when she made her first international appearance, are staggering. She has won 42 grand slam titles (21 singles, 21 doubles) and five Paralympic golds (three singles, two doubles). From 2004-06, she won 250 straight sets. In total, she has won 162 singles titles. (AP Photo/Raissa Ioussouf)
Esther Vergeer of the Netherlands holds her gold medal for winning the women's wheelchair tennis final at the 2012 Paralympics games, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in London. Vergeer defeated Aniek Van Koot in the final 6-0, 6-4.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Esther Vergeer of the Netherlands holds her gold medal for winning the women's wheelchair tennis final at the 2012 Paralympics games, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in London. Vergeer defeated Aniek Van Koot in the final 6-0, 6-4.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Esther Vergeer of the Netherlands holds her gold medal for winning the women's wheelchair tennis final at the 2012 Paralympics games, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in London. Vergeer defeated Aniek Van Koot in the final 6-0, 6-4.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Spain's Sarai Gascon celebrates after finishing third and winning the bronze medal in the women's 100m freestyle S9 final at the 2012 Paralympics, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Spain's Sarai Gascon celebrates after finishing third and winning the bronze medal in the women's 100m freestyle S9 final at the 2012 Paralympics, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Spain's Sarai Gascon celebrates after finishing third and winning the bronze medal in the women's 100m freestyle S9 final at the 2012 Paralympics, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
From left, Oscar Pistorius from South Africa, Arnu Fourie from South Africa, Richard Browne from the United States and Jonnie Peacock from Great Britain compete in the Men's 100 meter - T44 category final at the 2012 Paralympics games Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in London. Jonnie Peacock took the gold medal. (AP Photo/Raissa Ioussouf)
From left, Oscar Pistorius from South Africa, Arnu Fourie from South Africa, Richard Browne from the United States and Jonnie Peacock from Great Britain compete in the Men's 100 meter - T44 category final at the 2012 Paralympics games Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in London. Jonnie Peacock took the gold medal. (AP Photo/Raissa Ioussouf)
From left, Oscar Pistorius from South Africa, Arnu Fourie from South Africa, Richard Browne from the United States and Jonnie Peacock from Great Britain compete in the Men's 100 meter - T44 category final at the 2012 Paralympics games Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in London. Jonnie Peacock took the gold medal. (AP Photo/Raissa Ioussouf)
Tatyana McFadden of the United Sates, right looks as she competes in a women's 1500-meter T54 category heat at the 2012 Paralympics games, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Tatyana McFadden of the United Sates, right looks as she competes in a women's 1500-meter T54 category heat at the 2012 Paralympics games, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Tatyana McFadden of the United Sates, right looks as she competes in a women's 1500-meter T54 category heat at the 2012 Paralympics games, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Iraq's Kovan Abdulraheem concentrates at Men's Shot Put - F40 at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Thursday, Sep. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Iraq's Kovan Abdulraheem concentrates at Men's Shot Put - F40 at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Thursday, Sep. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Iraq's Kovan Abdulraheem concentrates at Men's Shot Put - F40 at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Thursday, Sep. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Jiske Griffioen of the Netherlands plays a return to Sabine Ellerbrock of Germany during the women's singles wheelchair tennis bronze medal match at the 2012 Paralympics games, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in London. Griffioen won the match and takes the bronze medal. (AP Photo/Raissa Ioussouf)
Jiske Griffioen of the Netherlands plays a return to Sabine Ellerbrock of Germany during the women's singles wheelchair tennis bronze medal match at the 2012 Paralympics games, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in London. Griffioen won the match and takes the bronze medal. (AP Photo/Raissa Ioussouf)
Jiske Griffioen of the Netherlands plays a return to Sabine Ellerbrock of Germany during the women's singles wheelchair tennis bronze medal match at the 2012 Paralympics games, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in London. Griffioen won the match and takes the bronze medal. (AP Photo/Raissa Ioussouf)
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competes during Men's 100m T44 round 1 at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competes during Men's 100m T44 round 1 at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competes during Men's 100m T44 round 1 at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Alessandro Zanardi of Italy celebrates winning the gold medal after he competed in the man's road cycle individual time trial H4 category at the 2012 Paralympics games, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Alessandro Zanardi of Italy celebrates winning the gold medal after he competed in the man's road cycle individual time trial H4 category at the 2012 Paralympics games, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Alessandro Zanardi of Italy celebrates winning the gold medal after he competed in the man's road cycle individual time trial H4 category at the 2012 Paralympics games, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
British Prime Minister David Cameron cheers for Eleanor Simmonds during her race in the Women's 200m IM SM6 Final at the 2012 Paralympics Olympics, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in London. (AP Photo / Emilio Morenatti)
British Prime Minister David Cameron cheers for Eleanor Simmonds during her race in the Women's 200m IM SM6 Final at the 2012 Paralympics Olympics, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in London. (AP Photo / Emilio Morenatti)
British Prime Minister David Cameron cheers for Eleanor Simmonds during her race in the Women's 200m IM SM6 Final at the 2012 Paralympics Olympics, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in London. (AP Photo / Emilio Morenatti)
Jacqueline Freney of Australia is competes in the Women's 100m Freestyle - S7 final on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Jacqueline Freney of Australia is competes in the Women's 100m Freestyle - S7 final on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Jacqueline Freney of Australia is competes in the Women's 100m Freestyle - S7 final on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Mitsuteru Moroishi of Japan in action during his Quad Doubles Wheelchair Tennis semifinal's match against Peter Norfolk and Andy Lapthorne of Great Britain on Day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Eton Manor on September 3, 2012 in London, England. Great Britain won the match 6-2, 6-2. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Mitsuteru Moroishi of Japan in action during his Quad Doubles Wheelchair Tennis semifinal's match against Peter Norfolk and Andy Lapthorne of Great Britain on Day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Eton Manor on September 3, 2012 in London, England. Great Britain won the match 6-2, 6-2. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Mitsuteru Moroishi of Japan in action during his Quad Doubles Wheelchair Tennis semifinal's match against Peter Norfolk and Andy Lapthorne of Great Britain on Day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Eton Manor on September 3, 2012 in London, England. Great Britain won the match 6-2, 6-2. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Angelika Trabert of Germany celebrates taking bronze in the Dressage Individual Freestyle Test, Grade II in the Equestrain on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Greenwich Park on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Angelika Trabert of Germany celebrates taking bronze in the Dressage Individual Freestyle Test, Grade II in the Equestrain on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Greenwich Park on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Angelika Trabert of Germany celebrates taking bronze in the Dressage Individual Freestyle Test, Grade II in the Equestrain on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Greenwich Park on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Husband and wife, Sarah and Barney Storey pose with the medals they have won in the Track Cycling events on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Husband and wife, Sarah and Barney Storey pose with the medals they have won in the Track Cycling events on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Husband and wife, Sarah and Barney Storey pose with the medals they have won in the Track Cycling events on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
The Great Britain Mixed Coxed Four Rowing - LTAMix4 team hug each other during the medal ceremony after winning gold on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Eton Dorney on September 2, 2012 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
The Great Britain Mixed Coxed Four Rowing - LTAMix4 team hug each other during the medal ceremony after winning gold on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Eton Dorney on September 2, 2012 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
The Great Britain Mixed Coxed Four Rowing - LTAMix4 team hug each other during the medal ceremony after winning gold on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Eton Dorney on September 2, 2012 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
Kelly Cartwright of Australia competes in the Women's Long Jump - F42/44 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Kelly Cartwright of Australia competes in the Women's Long Jump - F42/44 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Kelly Cartwright of Australia competes in the Women's Long Jump - F42/44 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Anton Stabrovskyy of Ukraine competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly - S12 heat 1 on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Anton Stabrovskyy of Ukraine competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly - S12 heat 1 on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Anton Stabrovskyy of Ukraine competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly - S12 heat 1 on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Vanessa Low of Germany competes in the Women's Long Jump - F42/44 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Vanessa Low of Germany competes in the Women's Long Jump - F42/44 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Vanessa Low of Germany competes in the Women's Long Jump - F42/44 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Matthew Levy of Australia, Rudy Garcia-Tolson of the United States, Mihovil Spanji of Croatia and Yevheniy Bohodayko of Ukraine compete in the Men's 200m Individual Medley -SM7 final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Matthew Levy of Australia, Rudy Garcia-Tolson of the United States, Mihovil Spanji of Croatia and Yevheniy Bohodayko of Ukraine compete in the Men's 200m Individual Medley -SM7 final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Matthew Levy of Australia, Rudy Garcia-Tolson of the United States, Mihovil Spanji of Croatia and Yevheniy Bohodayko of Ukraine compete in the Men's 200m Individual Medley -SM7 final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Edith Wolf of Switzerland celebrates winning gold in the Women's 5000m T54 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Edith Wolf of Switzerland celebrates winning gold in the Women's 5000m T54 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Edith Wolf of Switzerland celebrates winning gold in the Women's 5000m T54 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Mariia Pomazan of Ukraine competes in the Women's Shot Put — F35/36 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Mariia Pomazan of Ukraine competes in the Women's Shot Put — F35/36 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Mariia Pomazan of Ukraine competes in the Women's Shot Put — F35/36 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Jon Margeir Sverrisson of Iceland celebrates after winning the gold in the Men's 200m Freestyle - S14 final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Jon Margeir Sverrisson of Iceland celebrates after winning the gold in the Men's 200m Freestyle - S14 final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Jon Margeir Sverrisson of Iceland celebrates after winning the gold in the Men's 200m Freestyle - S14 final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Stef Reid of Great Britain competes in the Women's Long Jump - F42/44 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Stef Reid of Great Britain competes in the Women's Long Jump - F42/44 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Stef Reid of Great Britain competes in the Women's Long Jump - F42/44 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Cuba's Yunidis Castillo celebrates after winning the women's 200m T46 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Cuba's Yunidis Castillo celebrates after winning the women's 200m T46 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Cuba's Yunidis Castillo celebrates after winning the women's 200m T46 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Anton Stabrovskyy of Ukraine competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly - S12 heat 1 on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Anton Stabrovskyy of Ukraine competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly - S12 heat 1 on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Anton Stabrovskyy of Ukraine competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly - S12 heat 1 on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Vanessa Low of Germany competes in the Women's Long Jump - F42/44 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Vanessa Low of Germany competes in the Women's Long Jump - F42/44 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Vanessa Low of Germany competes in the Women's Long Jump - F42/44 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Matthew Levy of Australia, Rudy Garcia-Tolson of the United States, Mihovil Spanji of Croatia and Yevheniy Bohodayko of Ukraine compete in the Men's 200m Individual Medley -SM7 final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Matthew Levy of Australia, Rudy Garcia-Tolson of the United States, Mihovil Spanji of Croatia and Yevheniy Bohodayko of Ukraine compete in the Men's 200m Individual Medley -SM7 final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Matthew Levy of Australia, Rudy Garcia-Tolson of the United States, Mihovil Spanji of Croatia and Yevheniy Bohodayko of Ukraine compete in the Men's 200m Individual Medley -SM7 final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Edith Wolf of Switzerland celebrates winning gold in the Women's 5000m T54 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Edith Wolf of Switzerland celebrates winning gold in the Women's 5000m T54 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Edith Wolf of Switzerland celebrates winning gold in the Women's 5000m T54 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Mariia Pomazan of Ukraine competes in the Women's Shot Put — F35/36 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Mariia Pomazan of Ukraine competes in the Women's Shot Put — F35/36 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Mariia Pomazan of Ukraine competes in the Women's Shot Put — F35/36 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Jon Margeir Sverrisson of Iceland celebrates after winning the gold in the Men's 200m Freestyle - S14 final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Jon Margeir Sverrisson of Iceland celebrates after winning the gold in the Men's 200m Freestyle - S14 final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Jon Margeir Sverrisson of Iceland celebrates after winning the gold in the Men's 200m Freestyle - S14 final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Stef Reid of Great Britain competes in the Women's Long Jump - F42/44 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Stef Reid of Great Britain competes in the Women's Long Jump - F42/44 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Stef Reid of Great Britain competes in the Women's Long Jump - F42/44 Final on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Cuba's Yunidis Castillo celebrates after winning the women's 200m T46 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Cuba's Yunidis Castillo celebrates after winning the women's 200m T46 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Cuba's Yunidis Castillo celebrates after winning the women's 200m T46 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain's Richard Whitehead poses for the photographers with his gold medal after winning the gold medal at men's 200m T42 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain's Richard Whitehead poses for the photographers with his gold medal after winning the gold medal at men's 200m T42 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain's Richard Whitehead poses for the photographers with his gold medal after winning the gold medal at men's 200m T42 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Marlou van Rhijn from the Netherlands, second right, sits as she waits to be called up into the blocks before the start of a women's 100m T44 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Van Rhijn ran a new world record in the race of 13.27 seconds. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Marlou van Rhijn from the Netherlands, second right, sits as she waits to be called up into the blocks before the start of a women's 100m T44 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Van Rhijn ran a new world record in the race of 13.27 seconds. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Marlou van Rhijn from the Netherlands, second right, sits as she waits to be called up into the blocks before the start of a women's 100m T44 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Van Rhijn ran a new world record in the race of 13.27 seconds. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
In light from the setting sun, Tunisia's Mohamed Ali Krid makes a throw in the men's javelin F34 category event during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
In light from the setting sun, Tunisia's Mohamed Ali Krid makes a throw in the men's javelin F34 category event during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
In light from the setting sun, Tunisia's Mohamed Ali Krid makes a throw in the men's javelin F34 category event during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Brazil's Terezinha Guilhermina, along with her guide Guilherme Soares de Santana, competes during a women's 200m T11 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Brazil's Terezinha Guilhermina, along with her guide Guilherme Soares de Santana, competes during a women's 200m T11 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Brazil's Terezinha Guilhermina, along with her guide Guilherme Soares de Santana, competes during a women's 200m T11 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain's Richard Whitehead waits for the medal ceremony after winning the men's 200m T42 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain's Richard Whitehead waits for the medal ceremony after winning the men's 200m T42 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain's Richard Whitehead waits for the medal ceremony after winning the men's 200m T42 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Algeria's Kamel Kardjena leans back to make a throw in the men's javelin F33/34 category event during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Algeria's Kamel Kardjena leans back to make a throw in the men's javelin F33/34 category event during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Algeria's Kamel Kardjena leans back to make a throw in the men's javelin F33/34 category event during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Britain's Richard Whitehead celebrates after winning the men's 200m T42 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain's Richard Whitehead celebrates after winning the men's 200m T42 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Britain's Richard Whitehead celebrates after winning the men's 200m T42 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Dmitry Grigorev of Russia competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly - S10 heats on day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Dmitry Grigorev of Russia competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly - S10 heats on day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Dmitry Grigorev of Russia competes in the Men's 100m Butterfly - S10 heats on day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Gold medalist Richard Whitehead of Great Britain poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m - T42 on day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Gold medalist Richard Whitehead of Great Britain poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m - T42 on day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Gold medalist Richard Whitehead of Great Britain poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m - T42 on day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Carol-Eduard Novak of Romania celebrates winning gold in Men's Individual C4 Pursuit Final on day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on September 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Carol-Eduard Novak of Romania celebrates winning gold in Men's Individual C4 Pursuit Final on day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on September 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Carol-Eduard Novak of Romania celebrates winning gold in Men's Individual C4 Pursuit Final on day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on September 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
A general view during the Men's Team Football 5-a-side match between Argentina and Iran on Day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Riverbank Arena in the Olympic Park on August 31, 2012 in London, England. Argentina won the match 2-0. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
A general view during the Men's Team Football 5-a-side match between Argentina and Iran on Day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Riverbank Arena in the Olympic Park on August 31, 2012 in London, England. Argentina won the match 2-0. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
A general view during the Men's Team Football 5-a-side match between Argentina and Iran on Day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Riverbank Arena in the Olympic Park on August 31, 2012 in London, England. Argentina won the match 2-0. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Kurt Fearnley of Australia leads the field in the Men's 5000m - T54 heats on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
Kurt Fearnley of Australia leads the field in the Men's 5000m - T54 heats on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
Kurt Fearnley of Australia leads the field in the Men's 5000m - T54 heats on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
Carol-Eduard Novak of Romania celebrates winning gold in Men's Individual C4 Pursuit Final on day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on September 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Carol-Eduard Novak of Romania celebrates winning gold in Men's Individual C4 Pursuit Final on day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on September 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Carol-Eduard Novak of Romania celebrates winning gold in Men's Individual C4 Pursuit Final on day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on September 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
A general view during the Men's Team Football 5-a-side match between Argentina and Iran on Day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Riverbank Arena in the Olympic Park on August 31, 2012 in London, England. Argentina won the match 2-0. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
A general view during the Men's Team Football 5-a-side match between Argentina and Iran on Day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Riverbank Arena in the Olympic Park on August 31, 2012 in London, England. Argentina won the match 2-0. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
A general view during the Men's Team Football 5-a-side match between Argentina and Iran on Day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Riverbank Arena in the Olympic Park on August 31, 2012 in London, England. Argentina won the match 2-0. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Kurt Fearnley of Australia leads the field in the Men's 5000m - T54 heats on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
Kurt Fearnley of Australia leads the field in the Men's 5000m - T54 heats on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
Kurt Fearnley of Australia leads the field in the Men's 5000m - T54 heats on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
Dmytro Solovey of Ukraine and Eduardo Avila Sanchez of Mexico compete in the Men's 73kg Judo Semifinals on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
Dmytro Solovey of Ukraine and Eduardo Avila Sanchez of Mexico compete in the Men's 73kg Judo Semifinals on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
Dmytro Solovey of Ukraine and Eduardo Avila Sanchez of Mexico compete in the Men's 73kg Judo Semifinals on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
Silver medallist Zhang Yu Li of China poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's Individual Cycling C1 Pursuit final on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Silver medallist Zhang Yu Li of China poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's Individual Cycling C1 Pursuit final on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Silver medallist Zhang Yu Li of China poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's Individual Cycling C1 Pursuit final on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Tomoki Tagawa of Japan competes in the Men's 200m - T46 heats on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Tomoki Tagawa of Japan competes in the Men's 200m - T46 heats on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Tomoki Tagawa of Japan competes in the Men's 200m - T46 heats on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
General view of Greenwich Park equestrian venue as competitors take part the Dressage event on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Greenwich Park on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
General view of Greenwich Park equestrian venue as competitors take part the Dressage event on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Greenwich Park on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
General view of Greenwich Park equestrian venue as competitors take part the Dressage event on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Greenwich Park on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Silver medallist Cigdem Dede of Turkey, gold medallist Ivory Nwokorie of Nigeria and bronze medallist Lidiia Soloviova of Ukraine react on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's -44kg powerlifting competition on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
Silver medallist Cigdem Dede of Turkey, gold medallist Ivory Nwokorie of Nigeria and bronze medallist Lidiia Soloviova of Ukraine react on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's -44kg powerlifting competition on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
Silver medallist Cigdem Dede of Turkey, gold medallist Ivory Nwokorie of Nigeria and bronze medallist Lidiia Soloviova of Ukraine react on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's -44kg powerlifting competition on day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at ExCel on August 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
Jessica Long of the United States and Kateryna Istomina of Ukraine compete in the Women's 100m Butterfly - S8 final on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on August 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Jessica Long of the United States and Kateryna Istomina of Ukraine compete in the Women's 100m Butterfly - S8 final on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on August 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Jessica Long of the United States and Kateryna Istomina of Ukraine compete in the Women's 100m Butterfly - S8 final on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on August 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Bill Latham of Australia shoots while under pressure from Richard Nortje and Stuart Jellows of South Africa during the Group A Preliminary Men's Wheelchair Basketball match between Australia and South Africa on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Basketball Arena on August 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Bill Latham of Australia shoots while under pressure from Richard Nortje and Stuart Jellows of South Africa during the Group A Preliminary Men's Wheelchair Basketball match between Australia and South Africa on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Basketball Arena on August 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Bill Latham of Australia shoots while under pressure from Richard Nortje and Stuart Jellows of South Africa during the Group A Preliminary Men's Wheelchair Basketball match between Australia and South Africa on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Basketball Arena on August 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Juan Jose Mendez of Spain competes in the Men's Individual C1-2-3 1km Cycling Time Trial final on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on August 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
Juan Jose Mendez of Spain competes in the Men's Individual C1-2-3 1km Cycling Time Trial final on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on August 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
Juan Jose Mendez of Spain competes in the Men's Individual C1-2-3 1km Cycling Time Trial final on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Velodrome on August 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
Benoit Huot of Canada celebrates winning the gold in the Men's 200m Individual Medley - SM10 final on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on August 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
Benoit Huot of Canada celebrates winning the gold in the Men's 200m Individual Medley - SM10 final on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on August 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
Benoit Huot of Canada celebrates winning the gold in the Men's 200m Individual Medley - SM10 final on day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on August 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
View of performers during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
View of performers during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
View of performers during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
British physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking speaks during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
British physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking speaks during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
British physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking speaks during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Rower Oksana Masters and her rowing partner Rob Jones from United States carry their oars after a training session ahead of the 2012 Paralympics Olympics in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. The opening ceremony for the Paralympic Games will be held at London's Olympic Park on Wednesday Aug. 29. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Rower Oksana Masters and her rowing partner Rob Jones from United States carry their oars after a training session ahead of the 2012 Paralympics Olympics in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. The opening ceremony for the Paralympic Games will be held at London's Olympic Park on Wednesday Aug. 29. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Rower Oksana Masters and her rowing partner Rob Jones from United States carry their oars after a training session ahead of the 2012 Paralympics Olympics in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. The opening ceremony for the Paralympic Games will be held at London's Olympic Park on Wednesday Aug. 29. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
View of performers during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
View of performers during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
View of performers during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
British physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking speaks during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
British physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking speaks during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
British physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking speaks during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Rower Oksana Masters and her rowing partner Rob Jones from United States carry their oars after a training session ahead of the 2012 Paralympics Olympics in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. The opening ceremony for the Paralympic Games will be held at London's Olympic Park on Wednesday Aug. 29. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Rower Oksana Masters and her rowing partner Rob Jones from United States carry their oars after a training session ahead of the 2012 Paralympics Olympics in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. The opening ceremony for the Paralympic Games will be held at London's Olympic Park on Wednesday Aug. 29. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Rower Oksana Masters and her rowing partner Rob Jones from United States carry their oars after a training session ahead of the 2012 Paralympics Olympics in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. The opening ceremony for the Paralympic Games will be held at London's Olympic Park on Wednesday Aug. 29. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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