Great Britain have announced the remainder of their 49-strong squad for the Paralympics.
The British Paralympic Association have named a blend of youth and experience in its athletics line-up.
No fewer than 28 athletes will make their Paralympic debut in London, while there are eight medallists from Beijing four years ago, including double gold winner David Weir.
“As you can see from our selection, we’ve made a lot of changes since Beijing where we finished 18th overall (in athletics) and that medal performance has been our benchmark for progress ever since,” UK Athletics head coach Peter Eriksson said.
“We had a hugely successful World Championships in January 2011 where we won 38 medals and finished third in the medal table.
“Now, in my third full year at UKA, we’re starting to see the gradual transition to a much more professional squad with a fantastic team spirit as well as having competent performers.
“Overall the strength and depth of the squad has improved and that’s a huge positive.
“We’ve seen a tremendous increase in the number of new athletes coming into the sport and in particular, those that we’ve been able to fast track from development through to international representation at junior and senior level, and that’s evident in this team – which means we’ve had to make some tough decisions.
“I’m confident we can do well and but we can’t underestimate the fact that every other nation will have stepped up their preparation and performance goals in this quickly evolving and fast-improving sport.”
The team features a number of experienced track and field campaigners, including three-time F32 club throw gold medallist Stephen Miller and multiple F34 shot putt and discus medallist Dan West.
Tracey Hinton, a double gold medallist in the T11 100m and 200m at the recent IPC Athletics European Championships, celebrates her sixth Paralympics, while Weir is selected for his fourth Games.
Hannah Cockroft, the T34 double world champion in the 100/200m and multiple world record holder, is one of the 28 athletes making their Paralympic debut.
T36 1500m world record holder and world 400m champion Paul Blake is another, as is Jonnie Peacock, who is included after breaking Oscar Pistorius’ T44 world record at the end of June.
Josie Pearson and Richard Whitehead make their Games debuts in athletics, having represented Britain in wheelchair rugby and ice sledge hockey respectively.
Rachel Morris’ hopes of defending her Paralympic cycling title have suffered a blow, however, after she suffered whiplash and shoulder injuries when she was involved in a collision with a car.
The 33-year-old is in a race against time to be on the start line for the time trial and road race at the London Games in August.
She was six minutes into a time trial near her home town of Guildford, Surrey, last week when the accident happened, British Cycling said.
Morris said: “This has totally screwed me up.
“I feel like everything I’ve worked for has been taken away.
“I can’t imagine not being there, but I know how long it has taken me to recover from this type of injury before, and it was longer than I now have before the Games.”
Morris has a condition called reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) which involves a malfunction of the nervous system that causes extreme pain and related sensory abnormalities.
When she injures herself, her body reacts in an abnormal way and destroys itself which has resulted in her having to have her legs amputated.
Recalling coming off her bike, she said: “The bike went up into the air. I remember looking across and I was aware that I was at the same height as the passengers in a car passing in the outside lane.”
Full athletics squad:
Men: Ola Abidogun (T46 100/200m), Jonathan Adams (F34 shot putt), Graeme Ballard (T36 100/200m), Paul Blake (T36 400/800m), Mickey Bushell (T53 100/200m), Jamie Carter (T34 100/200m), Aled Davies (F42 shot putt/discus), Derek Derenalagi (F57 discus), David Devine (T12 800/1500/5000m), Kyron Duke (F40 javelin/shot putt), Dan Greaves (F44 discus), Jordan Howe (T35 100/200m), Rhys Jones (T37 100/200m), Andy Kaar (T20 1500m), Dean Miller (T37 1500m), Stephen Miller (F32 club throw),
Steve Morris (T20 1500m), Scott Moorhouse (F42 javelin), Stephen Osborne (T51 100m), Jonnie Peacock (T44 100m), Sam Ruddock (T35 100/200m), Ben Rushgrove (T36 100/200m), Nathan Stephens (F57 javelin), Kieran Tscherniawsky (F33 discus), David Weir (T54 800/1500/5000/marathon), Dan West (F34 shot putt), Richard Whitehead (T42 100/200m), Rob Womack (F55 shot putt).
Women: Hollie Arnold (F46 javelin), Olivia Breen (T38 100/200/4x100m relay), Sally Brown (T46 100/200m), Libby Clegg (T12 100/200m), Hannah Cockroft (T34 100/200m), Katrina Hart (T37 100/200/4x100m relay), Tracey Hinton (T11 100/200m), Bev Jones (F37 discus/shot putt), Jade Jones (T54 400m/800m/1500m), Sophie Kamlish (T44 100/200m), Jenny McLoughlin (T37 100/200/4x100m relay), Maxine Moore (F32 club throw), Mel Nicholls (T34 100/200m), Josie Pearson (F51 discus/club throw), Gemma Prescott (F32 shot putt/club throw), Stef Reid (T44 100/200m/F44 long jump), Hazel Robson (T36 100/200/4x100m relay), Sophia Warner (T35 100/200/4x100m relay), Claire Williams (F12 discus), Shelly Woods (T54 800/1500/5000/marathon), Bethy Woodward (T37 200/4x100m relay).