The club thrower Stephen Miller from Cramlington had to settle for eleventh place in what could be his final Paralympic Games at London 2012.
Stephen already has three gold medals, and after a silver medal in Beijing 2008 he was hoping to regain the title.
This time, he had an army of more than a 250 supporters from the North East in the crowd at the Olympic Stadium - but could only manage a throw of 26.7m, far short of his personal best at 32m.
He had been one of the first to throw, meaning he then had an anxious wait to establish whether that was enough to put him in the top eight, and through to the next round. However, it was not to be, and he ended in eleventh place.
The support for Stephen after the event was strong. For rights reasons, some footage has been removed from Dan Ashby's full report. Credit for first image: John Walton/PA Wire.
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