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Paralympics: Star Wars bounty hunter's son brings in bronze

Published on Sep 7, 2012 6:58 AM
 
Britain's Paul Blake celebrates after finishing third in the men's 800 - T36 final in the Olympic Stadium at the London 2012 Paralympic Games on Sept 6, 2012. The son of the actor who played Jabba the Hutt's bounty hunter Greedo in the science-fiction film Star Wars pulled in an important bounty himself on Thursday, winning a bronze medal at the Paralympics. -- REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - The son of the actor who played Jabba the Hutt's bounty hunter Greedo in the science-fiction film Star Wars pulled in an important bounty himself on Thursday, winning a bronze medal at the Paralympics.

Great Britain's Paul Blake, whose father of the same name played Greedo in the original Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope movie, came third in the T36 men's 800m final at the Olympic Stadium, a category for athletes with cerebral palsy.

It was Blake's second medal of the Games, the 22-year-old having won silver in the T36 400m on Tuesday.

Blake was beaten to both titles by Russia's Evgenii Shvetcov.

 
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