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