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Sprinter Libby Clegg wins Paralympic gold in Rio

Great Britain's Libby Clegg with her Gold medal Credit: PA

Newcastleton sprinter Libby Clegg has won Paralympic gold in the 100m T11 final.

Clegg, who is visually impaired, won in a time of 11.96.

She was initially disqualified after the semi finals for being pulled along by guide Chris Clarke but the British team successfully appealed.


Border's Olympic silver medallist packs for home

Dan Wallace (pictures 2nd from right) scooped a silver medal in the men's freestyle relay Credit: USA TODAY Network/SIPA USA/PA Images

Olympic swimmer, Dan Wallace from Duns, is preparing to return to Scotland after winning a silver medal in the men's freestyle relay.

The swimmer helped Team GB win their first medal in the event since 1984.

They came second to team USA, which included Olympic legend Michael Phelps.

It definitely gives me some self confidence and really motivates me to keep going and keep pursuing my dreams. To have this medal, it just means the world to me so I'm definitely excited about the future."

– Dan Wallace, Olympic silver medallist
Dan Wallace in action in the men's freestyle relay Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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