Thanks everyone for the amazing support last night ❤ I'm so pleased to have made the podium after the last months https://t.co/uCSmzYs7Nv
Great Yarmouth swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate has thanked her fans for their "amazing" support after she won a bronze medal on the first day of the Paralympics.
The 20-year-old finished third in the S14 100m backstroke, with teammate Bethany Firth claiming gold.
Applegate has Asperger syndrome and next goes in the S14 200m Freestyle heats on Sunday.
Norfolk swimmer Jessica Jane Applegate has won bronze in the 100 metre backstroke S14 category at the Olympic Aquatics stadium during the first day of the games.
The 20-year-old from Great Yarmouth won a gold at the London 2012 game.
Great Britain's Bethany Firth won gold.
Meanwhile sprinter Jonnie Peacock set a new Paralympic record of 10.81secs in the T44 100m heat.
He'll go for gold in the final tonight.
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Cambridgeshire sprinter Jonnie Peacock has added a world title to his 2012 Paralympic gold medal. Jonnie, from Chatteris, recovered from an early stumble to win the T44 100 metres final, at the IPC World Championships in Lyon, France,
Peacock won in a time of 10.99 seconds, just 0.02 second ahead of his American rival Richard Browne. It was sweet revenge for Peacock, who saw Browne break his world record in the semi finals.
Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock has become a patron of the Meningitis Research Foundation.
The charity funds research in a bid to prevent the diesease and support for those affected by it. The London 2012 sprinter from Doddington in Cambridgeshire lost a leg to meningitis when he was just five years old.
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A charity that organises dream holidays in Florida for disabled and seriously ill children from the Anglia region is hoping its latest trip will inspire a new generation of Paralympians following the 2012 games.
This year, medal winners joined the holiday group to give the youngsters the confidence to become the sporting heroes of tomorrow.
The gold medal winning rower Katherine Grainger has been in Peterborough to officially open a new sports facility at one of the city's schools.
She took on the British boys champion on a rowing machine, 11-year old Archie Sootheran in a one-minute race. Katherine was opening a new £1.9 million sports centre at The Peterborough School.
Olympic long jump gold medallist Greg Rutherford has been honoured with an open-top bus parade through Woburn Sands near Milton Keynes.