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Tanni says "well done" to protege Jade Jones

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Jade Jones in the 1500m final Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Tanni Grey-Thompson immediately tweeted "well done" to her protege, Jade Jones, who finished 10th in last night's 1500m wheelchair sprint final.

16 year old Jade had bounced back to make it into the 1500m final at her first Paralympics, after missing out on a final place in the 400m and 800m.

Jade, who is from Middlesbrough, is trained by Tanni Grey-Thompson's husband, Ian.

Jade Jones fails to make final in 400m but still has 800m race to go

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Jade Jones made her Paralympic debut aged just 16 Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

Tanni Grey-Thompson's protege Jade Jones from Middlesbrough had a tough heat in the women's 400m wheelchair sprint. Many of her competitors pushed to a personal best, so Jade finished sixth in her heat and did not qualify for the final. She will be back for the 800m race later this week.

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