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Rowing golds for Whiteley and Clough

Yorkshire rowers Laurence Whiteley and Grace Clough added two more to Paralympics GB's haul today.

Laurence Whiteley & Lauren Rowles Credit: PA Images

Whiteley, who's from Northallerton, won gold in the mixed double sculls with his partner Lauren Rowles. The pair led from the start and and held off a strong challenge from China.

Gold medallist Grace Clough Credit: PA Images

And then Sheffield's Grace Clough rounded off a memorable day for British rowing when the mixed cox four, of Clough, James Fox, Daniel Brown and Pamela Relph, won gold with a dominant performance.

Grace Clough ( far right ) Credit: PA Images

Hannah Cockroft picks up second gold medal

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Halifax paralympian Hannah Cockroft led a British sweep of medals in the women's T34 800 metres final at the IPC World Championships in Doha.

Hannah claimed her second gold of the meet ahead of team-mates Mel Nicholls and 14-year-old Kare Adenegan on a profitable day in Qatar for Great Britain.

She won gold in the T34 100m on the opening day and will now set her sights on a hat-trick of titles when she goes in the 400m on Saturday.

We are the ones to beat now heading into Rio which is very exciting.The pressure is always there as I am always one of the ones to watch..... Sometimes that can get to your head but I think I proved today that I can deal with it. I had to play the race to my strengths - I was pretty confident with going with 200m left.

– Hannah Cockrfot

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Paralympian Etherington quits skiing

Lincolnshire's record breaking Paralympian Jade Etherington has retired from competitive skiing to focus on her teaching career.

Paralympian Jade Etherington has quit competitive skiing Credit: Press Association

The 23 year old from Bourne has decided to quit following discussions with her sighted guide, Caroline Powell.

Jade made history as the first British woman to claim a Paralympic skiing medal. Together the pair won three silvers and one bronze at this year's Winter Games in Russia.

Jade Etherington tweets medal glory

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PM among those congratulating Etherington

David Cameron was among a host of names congratulating Britain's Jade Etherington, after the the British skier won the women's visually impaired downhill:

A host of others took to the social network to tweet their thanks. Eventually, Etherington herself tweeted, though her celebrations were understated:

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