The father of ParalympicsGB equestrian star Sophie Wells from Newark has told Central News of his joy at his daughter's success:
"It's just a feeling of immense pride. This is something we're been working towards for 8 years and today is a culmination of all that toil."
Sophie Wells posted an international personal best score of 75.906% to put herself in a great position to win her first Paralympic medal as part of ParalympicGB's dressage team.
Nottinghamshire is getting ready to welcome home Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead.
Have you or your children been inspired by our Paralympians? To help find their local club, ITV Central has created a map showing them.
A post box will be painted gold by Royal Mail to celebrate Birmingham-born cyclist David Stone's Paralympic gold medal success.