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David Weir rounds off a golden day for ParalympicsGB

Great Britain's David Weir pumps his fist after winning gold in the men's 1500m T54 final. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

It was a golden day for Great Britain in the Paralympics as David Weir claimed his second gold medal and equestrian rider Sophie Christiansen became Britain's first triple gold medallist of the London 2012 Paralympics at Greenwich Park.

Weir claimed the fourth Parlaympic gold medal of his illustrious career when he stormed to victory in the men's T54 1500m, whilst 24-year-old Christiansen secured Britain's 11th Paralympic medal of the Games in equestrian competition - which is a record.

Sophie Christiansen jumps for joy after winning gold. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Elsewhere, Great Britain's Heather Frederiksen successfully defended her women's 100m S8 backstroke title in a season's best time of 1.17.00.

Great Britain's Heather Frederiksen. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Great Britain's success in the pool did not end there as Eleanor Simmonds secured bronze in her least favourite event, the women's 50m freestyle S6.

She was joined on the medal podium later in the day by Stephanie Millward, who claimed silver in the women's 400m freestyle S9 final - her third medal in London, and Deborah Criddle, who won her second silver medal of the Games in the grade III individual freestyle.

British swimmer Matt Walker also claimed bronze in the men's 50m freestyle S7 race.

There was also more gold joy for Great Britain in archery as Danielle Brown and Mel Clarke won Paralympic gold and silver respectively.

Mel Clarke (left) and Danielle Brown (right) celebrate at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

On the track, David Devine scooped a bronze medal in the men's 1500m T13 final.

Here's a round-up of Great Britain's other medals:

  • Daniel Bentley, Nigel Murray, David Smith and Zoe Robinson all claimed bronze in the Boccia mixed team BC1-2 medal match.
  • Equestrian rider Sophie Wells won silver in the freestyle test grade 4 final.
  • In shooting, Matthew Skelhon won bronze in the mixed R6-50m rifle prone SH1.
  • Great Britain's Paul Blake won silver in the T36 400m race.
  • The women's 4x100m relay team won bronze in their race for the T35-38 category.

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