For British athletes and spectators alike, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was an experience like no other.

It’s now ten years since Jess Ennis and Jonnie Peacock lit up the Olympic Stadium, Dame Katherine Grainger and Ellie Simmonds shone both on and in the water, and the likes of Laura Kenny, Hannah Cockroft, Nicola Adams and Lee Pearson made themselves household names.

For some, it changed careers and lives. For the Paralympic movement, the Games were pivotal. We asked Simmonds and Cockroft – two of Britain’s most decorated Paralympians – for their memories of 2012, and their thoughts on the impact of the Games since.

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