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Among the many extraordinary figures at the Paralympic Games is Joe Townsend - the Royal Marine who lost both his legs in Afghanistan. Joe hopes to be a competitor at the next Paralympics. But he's already made his mark flying into the stadium on a zipwire in last night's opening ceremony.
He spoke to Mary Nightingale about it.
ParalympicsGB swimmer Jonathan Fox has taken gold in the men's 100m backstroke S7 final.
ParalympicsGB's Ben Quilter has taken bronze in the men's -60kg judo.
Speaking on Channel 4 after his bronze-medal match, he said he was "so pleased" to be at the Paralympics, adding he had had an "epic journey" to reach the Games after suffering a serious injury six weeks ago.
ParalympicsGB's Ben Quilter has taken bronze in the men's -60kg men's judo.
ParalympicsGB's Hannah Russell, who is 16, has finished in second place in the women's 400m Freestyle S12 final at the Aquatics Centre at Olympic Park.
ParalympicsGB swimmer Nyree Kindred has finished second in the 100m backstroke final in the S6 classification. Lu Dong of China took gold with a new world record.
Kindred, who has cerebral palsy, won two gold medals at the Athens Paralympic Games and was also a silver medallist at Beijing.
Britain's first Paralympic champion, Margaret Maughan, has spoken of her nerves and pride at lighting the London 2012 Paralympics cauldron.
The 84-year-old, who won archery gold in 1960, admitted she was "still in a dazed state" about the events at the Olympic Stadium.
Describing the whole thing as "completely marvellous", she said: "It (lighting the cauldron) means so much. It is a proud moment that will last in your mind.
"Lighting the cauldron was a wonderful experience but winning the gold and being involved in the development of disabled sport is really wonderful, especially when you think of how everything has gone forward in leaps and bounds."
London 2012 chairman Lord Coe personally called Ms Maughan about three weeks ago to ask her to light the cauldron - and then promptly swore her to secrecy.
"Keeping it quite was the most difficult thing," according to the pensioner, from Watford, Hertfordshire.
ParalympicsGB cyclist Sarah Storey, who won Great Britain's first gold this afternoon in the women's C5 three-kilometres individual pursuit, has said the victory wasn't as easy as it looked.
"Mentally you've got to prepare, anything can happen," she told Channel 4. "I have to respect all my competitors.
"I didn't expect to be able to catch her as quick as I did, I stepped my game up as well.
"So much goes into it emotionally that nothing's ever easy at this level."
Asked what she was thinking as she chased down her opponent, she said: "Just, 'gotta get there quick, quick, quick!'
"I was like, 'It's not gonna be this lap, maybe the next lap...'
"You're just willing the rider to come to you as quick as possible so you can just finish."
Storey now has another three events to prepare for.
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GB athletes have got off to a flying start on day one of the London Paralympics taking medals in cycling, swimming, judo and powerlifting.
Cyclist Mark Calbourne has won Great Britain's first medal in the London Paralympics - a silver in the C1-2-3 one-kilometre time-trial.