Paralympic star Martine is set for action

Martine Wright.
Martine Wright.

Following the success of Adeyfield gymnast Max Whitlock in the London 2012 Olympics, Dacorum now has another sporting star to get behind – Paralympic sitting volleyball player Martine Wright.

Martine, who lives in Beaconsfield Road, in Tring, lost both her legs on July 7, 2005, when suicide bomber Jermaine Lindsay blew himself up on the Piccadilly line between Kings Cross St Pancras.

But Martine has battled through adversity and is now among the 21 players on Britain’s first sitting volleyball team to compete in the Paralympics.

The women’s sitting volleyball competition gets under way on Friday, with Martine and co in action for GB against the Ukraine at 9am.

The British team then take on the Netherlands on Saturday at 4pm, before finishing their preliminary round matches with a clash against Japan at 7pm on Sunday.

The top two teams in the group will then go on to battle it out in the semi-finals, against the top-two from the pool involving China, USA, Brazil and Slovenia.