They are the images which sum up the spirit of the athletes who have been dubbed The Superhumans.
Each has found their own remarkable way to overcome their disability and perform to the highest level in their chosen sporting discipline.
Remarkable: American Archer Matt Stutzman competes in the London Paralympics by holding the bow between his toes and using a harness on his shoulder to pull back the arrow
QUEEN OF THE POOL
True grit: China's Lu Dong, who has no arms, grips a towel between her teeth so she can launch herself into the pool at the Aquatics Centre
Going swimmingly: The 20-year-old powered to gold in the 100m backstroke in a world-record breaking time
Water champ: Chinese swimmer Tao Zheng stormed to gold in the 100m backstroke in record-record pace despite having no arms
PING PONG PRODIGY
'Disability is nothing': One-armed table tennis player Natalia Partyka has won golds and silvers in both the Olympics and Paralympics
Early success: The 23-year-old took gold in the singles event and a silver in the team event at the Athens Olympics Games in 2004 when she was just 15
BRAVERY ON A BIKE
Determined: Spain's Juan Jose Mendez competes in the Men's Individual C1-2-3 1km Cycling Time Trial final at the Velodrome with just the use of his right arm and right leg
Source: Daily Mail Reporter, By David Williams.