World Champion sprinter Kilty is back on Teesside

Stockton's Richard Kilty, known as the "Teesside Tornado", won the 60m sprint world title at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Poland. He has now arrived back on Teesside

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World Champion sprinter Richard Kilty is "inspirational"

Friends at Richard Kilty's athletics club said they were "delighted" at his victory at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Poland, which saw him claim the 60m world title last night.

Richard Kilty, known as the "Teesside Tornado", was born in Middlesbrough but joined Gateshead Harriers as a teenager. The club there said his successful was inspirational and that children at the club want to be just like Richard.

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"Teesside Tornado" Richard Kilty on becoming World Champion

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WORLD CHAMPION! WOW! ITS AMAZING! MY DREAM HAS COME TRUE!! THANKS TO ALL MY SUPPORTERS! PROUD TO BE BRITISH & WIN GOLD!

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Thanks for all the messages people You are all great!Wish I could reply to all! Proud!Waking up as world champion is the best feeling ever!!