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Paralympic sitting volleyball star to compete in Olympic Park

Paralympic sitting volleyball star to compete in Olympic Park

Justin Burns

Paralympic sitting volleyball star to compete in Olympic Park

 

Corie Mapp
A sitting volleyball star from Windsor will compete in the UK's first ever National Paralympic Day.

Brave double amputee Household Cavalry Corporal Corie Mapp will take part in the event at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park tomorrow.

The inaugural day marks the one year anniversary of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Corie was injured in 2010 after his tank was blown up by an improvised explosive device (IED) near Musa Qaleh in Helmand, Afghanistan.

The Household Cavalry trooper said: "The Olympic Park is going to be absolutely buzzing with all of the sports and arts events going on and we're expecting big crowds so the atmosphere should be brilliant."

As part of the day people have the chance to try disability sports and sitting volleyball is one of four sports disciplines taking place at the Copper Box Arena.

Other sports will also take place across the park along with the Mayor of London's Liberty Festival.

Visit www.parasport.org.uk for details.

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