Intended Research to use for Infographic

When looking into this topic, I needed to find key information. I wanted to find out a list of all countries involved in the Paralympics. This will be key as the flags will help play a huge part in the final look of my infographic. I also wanted to know the top 5 countries that won the most medals overall. Plus the length of the Paralympics games, dates and sports that are seen. How many medal events were there? What percentage of men to women took part? The amount of venues? The amount of debuts where there?

This was an infographic that already exists with some of the information, that I intend to use in my own project. This infographic below isn’t very interesting and not very creative, my aim is to make a factually correct and creative info graph.

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On the website its had some really interesting a relevant facts that could be maybe useful to my overall product.


Swimmers were the athletes to take home the most medals from London 2012 with Australia’s Jacqueline Freney (8 golds) and Brazil’s Daniel Dias (6 golds) leading the way.

On the track Great Britain’s David Weir and USA’s Martin Raymond were in unbeatable form. Bouyed on by a vocal home crowd Weir took T54 gold in the 800m, 1,500m, 5,000m and marathon whereas 18 year old Raymond, who was making his Games debut, took T52 gold in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m.

The Games had a significant impact on British society. Research ahead of the Closing Ceremony found:

• 1 in 3 UK adults changed their attitude towards people with an impairment;

• 65% agree the Paralympics delivered a breakthrough in the way people with an impairment are viewed in the country – up from a 40% expectation in June 2010;

• eight out of ten (81%) British adults thought the Paralympics had a positive impact on the way people with an impairment are viewed by the public;

• the Paralympic Games is about ability, not disability – and are about what people can do, not what they can’t do.


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