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ParalympicsGB team enjoy VIP treatment on flight home

ParalympicsGB medal winners return to heroes' welcome

The ParalympicsGB team have begun disembarking from the airplane at Heathrow Airport to be greeted by a heroes' welcome from flag-waving fans.

Cameras were ready for the arrival of the British medal winners at Heathrow's Terminal 5. Credit: British Airways
The Paralympians sported their medals as they began the walk through the airport arrivals. Credit: British Airways

Fans of all ages have gathered to welcome the success-laden British team home from Rio 2016.


ParalympicsGB pose for photos with BA flight crew

Natasha Baker MBE won three gold medals in Rio. Credit: British Airways

These are the latest pictures from the British Airways crew bringing ParalympicsGB home from Rio.

Gold medalists Natasha Baker MBE and Dame Sarah Storey were among those proudly posing for photos with the crew.

The flight is due to land back in the UK on Tuesday morning.

Georgie Hermitage (second right) won two gold medals in Rio. Credit: British Airways
Dame Sarah Storey won three golds in Rio - and has 14 overall. Credit: British Airways

British Airways crew prepare to fly Paralympic team home

Members of the flight crew who will bring the team home. Credit: BA

Members of the British Airways flight crew bringing the ParalympicsGB team home have been preparing for their arrival.

Celebratory bunting has been put up in the cabin which will host the team, who won 64 gold medals in Rio.

The flight is due to land back in the UK on Tuesday morning.

Union Jack bunting has been put up in the cabin. Credit: BA


British Paralympians increase medal tally to 147

The British Paralympic team has finished the penultimate day of competition by upping their medal tally to 147.

Jessica-Jane Applegate (l) and Bethany Firth (r), pictured after an earlier event, took silver and gold in the final swimming competition of Rio 2016 Credit: PA

The Paralympics GB athletes are in second place in the medals table behind China, with Ukraine in third and the US in fourth.

Day 10 was another rousing success for the UK, including a triumphant end to the swimming as Bethany Firth and Jessica-Jane Applegate took gold and silver in the women's 200m individual medley.

GB has also now equalled China's record for the highest number of gold medal sports at a Paralympics event, 11, set in 2008.

The tally now stands at 64 gold, 39 silver and 44 bronze medals.

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