Paralympics so far – fans have their say

A quick round-up of the nation’s general mood after the opening days of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Paralympics already a huge success for Britain

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Paralympic Village sign

On the general inspiring nature of the Games:

@simonpegg Watching the Paralympics, you realise what an utterly stupid term 'disabled' is.

@larrybromance Watching the #paralympics how inspirational are these people, it's just incredible.

@Lewis_McKinley Its ridiculous how much less of a hype/attention the paralympics get, when it should get more, its so much more impressive & inspirational

@TonyParsonsUK The suicide bombers lost. And she won. Martine Wright: from 7 July victim to Paralympic athlete via @guardian

@KristieKenney I find the Paralympics inspiring and uplifting. Proud of athletes who define themselves by possibilities, not limitations.

@sidin Watching Paralympics. Basically an all-day superhero movie.

A cheeky comment from comedian Stevo:

@Stevo_football 5-a-side starts at the #Paralympics today. The players are blind and the referees can see. It's like inverse football.

On the media’s coverage of the Games:

@ChrisMcGreal Sad how invisible @paralympics are in much of US media. Not single mention front NY Times, Wash Post, LA Times websites @nytimes

@JackLaugher I wish the BBC had the rights to broadcast the Paralympics because C4 show waaaay too many adverts :(

On the success of first Team GB Paralympic gold medal winner of 2012 Sarah Storey:

@IonaMcLean1 Congratulations #Sarah Storey, Gold Cyclist, well done you.

@HelloSashaxx Just catching up on paralympics, many congrats Sarah Storey and Mark Colbourne. You guys are INCREDIBLE! #teamgb

@martingough22 Roof almost came off velodrome there as Sarah Storey set new 3km pursuit WR of 3'32.170 - time wdve got silver at 2012 able-bodied Worlds

@DanielHewittITV For @mrssarahstorey that's a 72nd world record over 2 sports - swimming and cycling. An incredible woman.

And the last word goes to Sarah Storey herself:

@MrsSarahStorey Wow what a day yesterday was, thank you again I am reading every message, just wish I could reply to you all personally. #bestsupportever

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