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Josef Craig says second Gold medal win is "out of this world"

Josef Craig
Josef Craig Credit: PA

Jarrow born Josef Craig has spoken of his delight after winning a second gold medal at he IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal. He scooped victory in the S7 100 metres freestyle. The 16 year old held off Australia's Matthew Levy in the 100 metres last night, winning by 0.15 seconds.

It's the latest win in a sensational week for the outstanding athlete who also won gold in Monday's S7 400m freestyle, breaking his own world record by nearly two seconds. Craig won a silver medal in the S7 50m freestyle on Wednesday.

Josef shot to international fame after becoming Britain's youngest Paralympic gold medallist at the 2012 Games in London.

Josef Craig wins second gold medal in Montreal

South Tyneside swimming star Josef Craig has grabbed another gold medal at the IPC World Championships in Montreal.

His latest victory came in the S7 100m freestyle.

Craig also won a silver medal in the S7 50m freestyle on Wednesday.

In an oustanding week at Montreal, the 16 year old Jarrow schoolboy also won gold in Monday's S7 400m freestyle, breaking his own world record by nearly two seconds.

Josef Craig shot to international fame after becoming Britain's youngest Paralympic gold medallist at the 2012 Games in London.

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Jarrow's Josef Craig sets another world record

He already has a Paralympic world record from London 2012, and now Josef Craig has smashed another record.

Josef, from Jarrow, set an S7 400m freestyle world record at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal.

Craig touched in 4 minutes and 39.14 seconds to edge out Russia's Andrey Gladkov by five hundredths of a second and take almost two seconds off his own world record.

North East Paralympian receives MBE

Paralympic gold medal-winning swimmer Josef Craig has received an MBE from the Queen at today's investiture ceremony.

Craig, who won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year, was the youngest Paralympic gold medallist at the London 2012 Games.

Josef Craig receives his MBE from the Queen Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The 16-year-old swimmer, from South Shields, has been awarded an MBE for services to Paralympic Sport.

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Gold medal winning swimmer opens new pool

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Josef Craig will perform the opening ceremony Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Paralympic gold medallist Josef Craig will officially open a new swimming pool on South Tyneside. Jarrow Community Pool has cost four million pounds and has been built in the grounds of Jarrow School.

Josef Craig will be joined by the Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Eileen Leask, to perform the ceremony on Monday 14th January. Josef will then take the first swim in the new pool.

Paralympic hero "honoured" by MBE award

Paralympic gold medallist Josef Craig has described 2012 as "the best year of my life".

The 15-year-old swimmer, from South Shields, is among those recognised in the New Year Honours list. He has been awarded an MBE for services to Paralympic Sport.

He said: "I'm really proud of everything that's happened and I feel really honoured that I've been part of such a big part of the year.

"An MBE is one of the greatest honours a person can be bestowed on them. For me to be even considered to have one, I feel utterly privileged and honoured."

Craig hit the headlines in the summer when he won Paralympic gold and broke the world record in the Men's 400 freestyle event at London 2012.

Full Report: Tyneside teen crowned Young Sports Personality of the Year

In 2012, swimmer Josef Craig, from Jarrow on South Tyneside, became the youngest person to win a paralympic Gold and smashed the world record in the process.

But last night was the icing on a very big cake when he was crowned the BBC Young Sports Personality of the year.

Here is the full report from Kenny Toal.

"I always thought he was going to win"

South Tyneside swimming sensation Josef Craig has capped an incredible year by being named the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.

The 15-year-old from Jarrow, who smashed the world record and became the youngest swimming gold medalist of the Paralympic Games, was given the honour last night at a star-studded ceremony in London.

Josef is already a hero back at his school, where he was given an incredible reception after winning Gold.

Both staff and pupils there say that he is an inspiration to them.

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