In pictures: Athletes compete in SportsAble Games

In pictures: Athletes compete in SportsAble Games

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Justin Burns

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In pictures: Athletes compete in SportsAble Games

Competition was fierce among disabled athletes of all ages and abilities who fought for medals in the SportsAble Games in Maidenhead.

More than 100 competed at SportsAble in Braywick Sports Ground, Braywick Road over a range of different events.

The 10 teams taking part along with the home team included competitors from High Wycombe, Banbury, Slough, Southampton, Gosport, Wokingham and others.

Disabled and ambulant participants took part in track and field athletics, which included 100 metre sprint, shot put and discus disciplines.

Other events included table tennis, basketball, new age curling, new age bowling, target boccia, petanque, air rifle shooting and pistol shooting.

The SportsAble team came out on top, winning both trophies up for grabs in the track and field athletics and overall team first prize.

SportsAble sports manager Nick Gibbs, said: "The competition was a really good quality and played in a very sportsman-like and friendly manner."

He added since last summer's London Paralympic Games, the club's membership had swelled and people continue to join up.

He also said thanked the 40 volunteers that helped make it so successful including staff and pupils from Newlands' Girls School in Farm Road who ran track and field events.

SportsAble provides activities and facilities to people with disabilities in the UK.

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