Training for the 2012 games as presented by: Boston Big Picture

With just a year until the 2012 Summer Olympics, athletes are immersed in intensive training around the world. Reuters photographer Jason Lee documented members of China's Yunzhinan Swimming Club as they prepared for the Paralympics, which will be held in London in August, after the Olympics. Olympic-style games for disabled athletes were organized for the first time during the 1960 Summer Games in Rome. Qian Hongyan, 16, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, climbs onto a platform during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 30, 2011. About 30 disabled athletes from the club aged 10 to 22 are training for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The club was founded in August 2007. Hao Weixing, 18, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practices his backstroke technique. Yang Ping (left), 22, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, puts on swimming goggle for her teammate Xu Qing.

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