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To offer you inspiration we’ve recruited some of the rising stars of the next Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio 2016. These amazing young people have shared their Big Dreams about taking part in Rio 2016 and winning gold.

Read these biographies and watch the video stories to find out more.

Sam Ruddock Paralympic Sprinting (100m/200m)

Sam is a Paralympic 100m & 200m sprinter for Great Britain and Northern Ireland, who made his international debut at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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Kike Oniwinde Javelin

Kike is chasing her dreams as one of the up-and-coming stars of British javelin. She is currently ranked in the top 5 in the UK.

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Rachel Johncock Sprinter

Rachel Johncock is a 19 year old sprinter originally from a small village in North Wales called Dolwyddelan where she began running at 8 years old.

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“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”

- Walt Disney