Who are the Minnesota athletes of the 2012 Paralympic Games?

Minnesota will be well-represented at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, which start next week. Among them is 15-year-old Anna Eames, who grew up in Golden Valley and is the defending gold medalist in the women's 100-meter butterfly, the Star Tribune reports. Here's a few profiles on the athletes.

The 2012 Paralympic Games in London start Aug. 29, and Minnesota is sending a number of athletes across the pond to compete.

MPR offers brief profiles (and videos) of four of them.

And the Star Tribune has bios on nine of the Minnesota athletes, as well as a longer profile of swim team co-captain Anna Eames, defending gold medalist in the women's 100-meter butterfly in the Paralympic Games, who grew up in Golden Valley.

KARE 11 also profiled three of the athletes recently, including Eames:

Here's more about the London Games and the U.S. athletes headed there.

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