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Ellie Simmonds steals the show on golden night for British swimmers

Swimming - Women's 200m IM - SM6

On a night of three golds in the pool for ParalympicsGB Ellie Simmonds stole the show by becoming the first SM6 swimmer to race below three minutes in the 200m medley. After an F42 shot put gold for Aled Davies during the morning session of the athletics Simmonds followed Sascha Kindred’s lead by shattering the world record in the clammy Aquatics Centre. The 21-year-old, who suffers from achondroplasia dwarfism, won her fifth Paralympic gold with a time of 2min 59.81sec.

Mo Farah to put family before decision to race at Tokyo Games

Athletics - Men's 5000m Final

Mo Farah admits he is wrestling with the idea of carrying on to the Tokyo 2020 Games after completing an extraordinary Olympic “double double” on Saturday night. However, he concedes he will be forced to take it a year at a time as he faces up to getting older and wanting to spend more time with his family.

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Athletics - Men's 4 x 100m Relay Final

Usain Bolt joins the immortals just as the cracks begin to appear

Thesauruses exhausted, all superlatives spent, the world’s press turned to the man himself to ask for help. “Usain,” the question came, “at London 2012, you spoke a lot about how you wanted to become a legend. But what should we call you now?” Bolt paused, thought on it for a while. “Well,” he said, “someone said at a press conference last year that if I win these three gold medals, I will be immortal. And I kind of liked it. So I’m going to run with that: immortal.”

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The London Paralympics

Everyone seems to be talking about them; all the papers are full of the stories of these Olympians we've never heard of before. Is this just because it's going on in London? What’s happening?

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