Next year the Olympics are held in London. The world’s top athletes have been preparing for 4 years for a shot at gold. The same goes for the Paralympians. At the Yunzhinan Swimming Club swimmers have been training day in day out for their own shot at gold.

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Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

16-year-old Qian Hongyan, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practises doing pull-ups during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 29, 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

16-year-old Qian Hongyan, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practises during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 29, 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

16-year-old Qian Hongyan (R) and 19-year-old Wu Qi, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practise walking during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 29, 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

16-year-old Qian Hongyan, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practises walking during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 29, 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

Guan Xiangnan, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practises swimming posture while facing a mirror during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 29, 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

11-year-old Xu Jiawen, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, stretches during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 29, 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

11-year-old Xu Jiawen, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, stretches during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 29, 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

11-year-old Xu Jiawen, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, looks at her disabled hand after she practised push-up during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 29, 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

11-year-old Xu Jiawen, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practises push-up near her coach during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 29, 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

20-year-old Bai Juan, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, smiles as she is held by her coach, Li Keqiang after a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 29, 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

20-year-old Gu Kaixiang (L) and 15-year-old Ma Kangbo, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practise during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 29, 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

16-year-old Ke Liting, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practises with the help of her teammate, Guo Jiachen's during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 29, 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

19-year-old Wu Qi, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practises under her coach, Li Keqiang's during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 29, 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

19-year-old Wu Qi, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practises under her coach, Li Keqiang's during a daily training session at a swimming centre in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, July 29, 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

Qian Hongyan, 16-year-old, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, wears a swimming cap before 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

Yang Ping (L), 22, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, puts on swimming goggle for her teammate Xu Qing, 20, 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

Qian Hongyan, 16, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practises swimming
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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

Qian Hongyan, 16, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, jumps into the pool 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

Xu Qing, 20, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, drinks water 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

Xu Jiawen, 11, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practises swimming 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

Hao Weixing, 18, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practises swimming 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

Wang Chao, 20, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practises swimming 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

Pan Jinping, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, relaxes near a father and daughter after 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

A member of the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped jumps into the pool 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

Qian Hongyan, 16, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, jumps into the pool 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

Hao Weixing, 18, from the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped, practises swimming 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Chinese swimmers training for the Paralympics

Members of the Yunzhinan Swimming Club for the handicapped prepare to swim 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. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Aug 04, 2011