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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.

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Three years ago Steve Bate set himself a target. But instead of obsessing about the colour of the medal he was aiming for in Rio de Janeiro, an athlete who had only recently taken up cycling had a more realistic goal. He just wanted to make it to the Paralympic Games in the first place and then, well, who knows what comes next? “Life will go on if I win medals or if I don’t,” Bate says.

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Swimming - Women's 200m IM - SM6

Ellie Simmonds steals the show on golden night for British swimmers

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.

Bicycle Chain

Steve Bate set his sights on cycling gold despite being visually impaired

Three years ago Steve Bate set himself a target. But instead of obsessing about the colour of the medal he was aiming for in Rio de Janeiro, an athlete who had only recently taken up cycling had a more realistic goal. He just wanted to make it to the Paralympic Games in the first place and then, well, who knows what comes next? “Life will go on if I win medals or if I don’t,” Bate says.