Britain second in medal table

Britain's Josie Pearson, who broke her neck in a car accident at the age of 17, won a discus gold on Friday, setting a new world record three times in the process. Great Britain are now second in the medal standings.

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Ireland's Jason Smyth completes London 2012 sprint double

Ireland's Jason Smyth has followed in the footsteps of Usain Bolt tonight by completing a London 2012 sprint double.

The 25-year-old, the fastest Paralympian in the world, added the 200 metres crown to his 100m title.

Ireland's Jason Smyth celebrates winning the Men's 100m - T13 Final
Ireland's Jason Smyth celebrates winning the Men's 100m - T13 Final Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Smyth went a step further than Bolt by smashing the world record for the third time in four races at the Olympic Stadium.

The Derry athlete, who is visually impaired because of Stargardt disease, has successfully defended both T13 titles he won four years ago in Beijing.

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Sacha Kindred apologises to fans after 50m Fly disqualification

Six-time Paralympic swimming champion Sacha Kindred has apologised to his supporters after he was disqualified from the 50m Fly.

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Really sorry about my last swim with a DQ peeps. put my heart on the line for all my swims here and that's not how I wanted my last swim 1/2

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To go. Thank you to everyone who supported me and cheered my last para race this year. 2/2

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