Now it's fair to say Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds has had a busy few weeks since returning from Rio with a Gold and Bronze medal.
The 21-year-old has met royalty, been congratulated by thousands in huge celebrations in Manchester and London, but today she came home to Walsall, and Chris Halpin was there too.
Charlotte Moore, Ben Rowlings and Kare Adenegan celebrated their Rio achievements with the Lord Mayor of Coventry.Read the full story ›
Sixteen-year-old Lewis White from Swadlincote picked up a Bronze medal in the S9 400m freestyle.Read the full story ›
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."
Multiple-swimming medallists Ellie Simmonds and Ellie Robinson have led athletes off the second flight carrying ParalympicsGB heroes to land today at Heathrow Airport.
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Our East Midlands athletes did fantastically well at the Paralympics in Rio. Here are the stars from the region.Read the full story ›
Our West Midlands athletes did fantastically well at the Paralympics in Rio. Here are the stars from the region.Read the full story ›
Dave Stone has won a silver medal in the T1-2 road race at the Paralympic games.
The Birmingham cyclist was the defending Paralympic champion, and has won gold in this event in the last two games.
This was his second medal in Rio after winning a bronze on Wednesday in the time trial.
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.