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Gold rush for GB Paralympians in Rio

Gold rush for GB Paralympians in Rio

Team GB’s Paralympians are doing amazingly well. They’ve already matched the number of golds they won in London 2012, at the half-way point of the Paralympics in Rio! We’re so pleased they’re on a winning streak!

Those watching the Games will know GB’s Paralympians managed to win three golds in just 20 minutes on the sixth evening: Swimmer Stephanie Millward won the S8 100m backstroke before sprinter Libby Clegg secured gold in the 200m, then Matt Wylie took gold in the men's S9 50m freestyle. His was Team GB’s 34th gold medal in the Rio Paralympics, equalling the number they achieved during the whole of the London 2012 Paralympics.

Millward, 34, who won four silvers and a bronze at London 2012, had already claimed two bronzes in Rio before winning her gold. She’s quoted by the BBC as saying: "Eighteen years of trying and here I am with a gold medal at last. I'm hopefully proof to people that as long as you keep on fighting, it will be worth it in the end."

Who could fail to be inspired by these fantastic athletes who’ve overcome huge challenges to achieve amazing successes? Have you been following the Paralympics? Let us know your thoughts on the Games so far over on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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