Great Britain's goalball player Joe Dodson hails Paralympics home sport

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Great Britain's Joe Dodson praises the crowds at the Paralympic Games following their support to the men's goalball team.

Great Britain's Paralympic goalball competitor Joe Dodson has paid tribute to the "great" fans that have supported the team's campaign at London 2012.

ParalympicsGB have had a mismatched tournament this summer and have recorded defeats against Lithuania, Finland and Turkey but managed to earn a draw against Sweden.

"It's been amazing," Dodson told the Lutterworth Mail. "It's a shame results haven't gone our way but we have a young team and the aim is to build up our experience for forthcoming European championships and the next games in Rio.

"The crowds have been great. It's been a lot noisier than at a normal goalball game, sometimes you can't hear the coaches at the side of the court."

The 27-year-old has admitted that he was close to quitting the Paralympic sport earlier this year.

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