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Disabled youngsters from eight west London boroughs have been competing in a 'mini paralympics' in Twickenham.

More than 160 young people reached the west London final of the Panathlon Challenge at Sport St Mary's leisure centre on Monday (March 16).

The six-event contest saw Wandsworth edge out Ealing to win the plate on the athletics relay races, with Hounslow third and Kingston fourth.

Triple Paralympian Helen Turner watched pupils from 21 schools with a range of special educational needs compete in back-to-back cup and plate competitions with a place at the London Panathlon final - held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in June - up for grabs for the two winners.

Ms Turner, a member of Great Britain’s wheelchair basketball team at each of the last three Paralympic Games, said: “It was a brilliant day. It was fun, energetic and competitive - a typical Panathlon event.

"This is the London 2012 legacy happening right here."

Panathlon has provided disabled children with the opportunity to take part in competitive sport at a local level since 1999, but this is just the second year that the winners of four London finals - involving teams from all 32 London boroughs - have gone forward to compete at the Copper Box Arena, a London 2012 venue.