LONDON: Martine Wright, a London bombings survivor who lost both her legs in the 2005 attacks, made an emotional debut in the Paralympics on Friday as Britain took their Games bow in sitting volleyball. Watched by London Mayor Boris Johnson, the 39-year-old took to the court at the ExCeL exhibition centre, receiving an ovation from the crowd in the South Arena 2. The bombings took place on July 7, 2005, the day after London won the right to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 1st, 2012.
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