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Six glittering golds among 11 more Rio medals for ParalympicsGB

Published 14/09/2016

Georgina Hermitage with her gold medal during the medal ceremony for the Women's 400m T37 Final
Georgina Hermitage with her gold medal during the medal ceremony for the Women's 400m T37 Final

Britain's Paralympics success continued on day six with six golds among 11 medals added to the haul.

Georgina Hermitage and Libby Clegg won their second gold medals of the Rio Games, triumphing in the T37 400m and T11 200m, although after setting a new world record Hermitage had to defend her dominance - insisting it was due to hard work, rather than being in the wrong classification.

Earlier two-time world champion Hollie Arnold added gold in the F46 javelin and Stephen Miller was back on the podium with bronze in the F32 club throw, an event he first won 20 years ago in Atlanta.

Wheelchair table tennis ace Rob Davies emulated team-mate Will Bayley by winning gold for Britain. The 32-year-old from Abergavenny, who broke his neck while playing rugby in 2005, defeated South Korea's Joo Young Dae in the final.

Steph Millward ended her wait for Paralympic glory and Matt Wylie won at the first time of asking. Millward, who made her Paralympic debut in Beijing, was a promising able-bodied swimmer before developing multiple sclerosis.

She is now a six-time Paralympic medallist - after claiming her first gold in the S8 100m backstroke. Ollie Hynd finished with silver in the corresponding men's event. Wylie was making his Games debut and won the S9 50m freestyle.

Piers Gilliver claimed Britain's first Paralympic wheelchair fencing medal in 28 years with silver behind Sun Gang of China. Jamie Burdekin and Andy Lapthorne took quad doubles bronze after a match which lasted almost four-and-a-half hours in the searing afternoon sunshine.

On Wednesday Dame Sarah Storey will bid to add to her 12 Paralympic titles - a British record for a female by defending the C5 road time-trial title she won at the last two Paralympics. Former motor racing driver Alex Zanardi also has the H5 title to defend in the time-trials.

Equestrian rider Lee Pearson will bid for his 11th Paralympic title in the grade Ib individual championship test. Sophie Wells goes in the equivalent grade IV competition, with her marks contributing to the team event.

Kadeena Cox beat Storey to win C4/C5 time-trial gold on Saturday, 24 hours after claiming T38 100m bronze, to become the first Briton in 28 years to win medals in two sports at the same Games. Cox has a chance of a second gold, in the T38 400m at 3.15pm. After winning the F51 club throw, Joanna Butterfield is in the F52 discus at 9.35pm.

Three-time Paralympic champion wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft goes in the T34 400m final, with team-mates Kare Adenegan and Melissa Nicholls also in action.

Piers Gilliver (category A) and Dimitri Coutya (category B) could progress to the men's wheelchair fencing foil finals.

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