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Simmonds can't wait for pyjamas and nice food at home

Ellie Simmonds has told ITV News she cannot wait to "chilling, relaxing and catching up on sleep" after her hectic but hugely successful Rio 2016.

The swimmer, who sported her gold and bronze medals in front of the flag-waving crowds at Heathrow Airport, revelled in the return, saying: "It's so nice to just be back home."


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'Two Ellies' lead more golden ParalympicsGB arrivals

Multiple-swimming medallists Ellie Simmonds and Ellie Robinson have led athletes off the second flight carrying ParalympicsGB heroes to land today at Heathrow Airport.

Ellie Robinson, left, and Ellie Simmonds were among the swimming successes for ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016. Credit: British Airways
Ellie Simmonds posed with Last Leg presenter Adam Hills, who dyed his hair after losing a bet on Australia's performance compared to ParalympicsGB. Credit: British Airways
Veteran gold medallist Richard Whitehead entertained fellow flyers with some acrobatics. Credit: British Airways


Paralympic champion Richard Whitehead wins joint silver

Richard Whitehead races in the Men's 100m T42 final in Rio. Credit: PA Images

Paralympic champion Richard Whitehead has won a silver (joint) medal in the Men's 100m T42 final.

The Nottingham athlete was determined to take the gold to add to his T42 200m win.

But it wasn't to be as his main rival Australian Scott Reardo powered over the line.

With a hair length between Whitehead and Daniel Wagner from Denmark, the judges can't decide awarded them both a silver.

Bronze for Mansfield swimmer Charlotte Henshaw

Charlotte Henshaw from Mansfield scooped a bronze medal. Credit: PA Images

It was a bronze medal for Paralympian Charlotte Henshaw from Mansfield who finished with a time of 1:37.79 in the SB6 100m Breaststroke final.

The 29-year-old from Mansfield won silver in the same event at London four years ago.

Walsall's Ellie Simmonds who was also competing in the event missed out on another medal finishing behind her team mate in fourth place.

Ellie Simmonds in the pool. Credit: PA Images
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