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Jawad helps inspire the next generation!

Double Paralympic powerlifting ace Ali Jawad was just one of the 2012 stars on show at Paralympics GB’s SportsFest event in Sheffield last month.

The event aimed to give an opportunity for disabled people to try out different disability sports and explore how they can get involved.

Dozens of Paralympic athletes were at the event to pass on their knowledge and encourage the next generation, and plenty of people tried their hand at powerlifting throughout the weekend at the English Institute of Sport.

The powerlifting set-up included live bar tracking, which helped demonstrate the important of technique to the sport, with participants able to see a replay of their lift and learn how to improve.

* Jawad is pictured teaching one young hopeful the finer points of powerlifting.