Region's athletes in Paralympics

All the latest from our Yorkshire athletes at the Paralympic Games.

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Seal of approval for David Stone

A post box in Rawdon will be painted gold by Royal Mail to celebrate cyclist David Stone's Paralympic gold medal success. Individual first class stamps, featuring David’s image are also being produced.

The stamps will be on sale in around 500 dedicated Post Offices across the UK by Tuesday and at a further 4,700 branches thereafter.


Cyclist David Stone wins Gold

David Stone celebrates winning the Gold in the Mixed T 1-2 Road Race Credit: PA

Cyclist David Stone from Rawdon near Leeds has successfully defended his Paralympic Games title he won in China four years ago with victory in the mixed T 1-2 road race.

He was left disappointed with a bronze on Wednesday in his time trial title but was back on top form today. This is the 30-year-old's third gold medal.

Leeds praises Claire Cashmore

There has been praise for City of Leeds swimmer Claire Cashmore after she claimed a third medal at the Paralympic Games. Tonight, she won a silver in the women's 4x100m medley relay 34 points race.

Well done to Claire Cashmore for winning her third medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Together with her silver and bronze from earlier this week Claire has been really impressive taking on the tough challenge of competing in six different events at the Games. Adding to her medal collection from Beijing and Athens with more success at a third successive Games is a real testament to her talent and dedication to her sport and we are very proud of her

– Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Ann Castle


Second gold for "Hurricane Hannah"

A jubilant Hannah Cockroft celebrates her second gold medal Credit: PA

Halifax's Hannah Cockroft has broken a Paralympic record to win her second gold medal of the games. The 20-year-old wheelchair sprinter stormed through the T34 200 metres race in 31.90 seconds, more than two seconds clear of the field.

So dominant is Hannah at the event that, racing from lane six, she was already passed the two competitors outside her after barely 20m and was streets clear by the time she crossed the line.

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