AP PHOTOS: More scenes from the Paralympics
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Susannah Rodgers, her prosthetic leg resting on the starting block, adjusts her cap before the final of a women's 100m freestyle competition. Eric Bennett of the U.S., who is missing an arm, fires arrows in the archery competition using his mouth. Brazil's Terezinha Guilhermina, who is blind, runs the women's 400 meters with a guide to keep her on course.
Whether it's in the pool, on the track or the archery range, athletes at the Paralympic Games in London inspire as they go for the gold. The challenges and accomplishments of athletes at the competition are captured in this photo gallery.