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Josef Craig wins bronze at Rio

Josef Craig wins bronze in Rio Credit: PA

Jarrow Paralympian Josef Craig has won a bronze in the men’s 100m freestyle S8 final.

The 19-year-old touched in 58.19 seconds behind Chinese champion Wang Yinan while teammate Oliver Hynd was fourth in 58.85.

Josef, who swims for the City of Sunderland, was reclassified from the S7 class to S8 after turning 18.


Northern Ice wheelchair curling team aiming for the Paralympics

Pam and Ian were joined in the studio earlier by two people behind the only wheelchair curling team in England, Northern Ice. Stewart Pimblett and Jeff Ward recruit players from Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Cumbria and they are are setting their sights on the Paralympics.

They both play wheelchair basketball and Stewart has competed throughout the world. Their curling talent has been identified by the England Curling Association so they are hoping to create an England wheelchair curling team.

People keen to get involved can contact them through their facebook page or by emailing

Paraclimber encourages others to give it a go through ITV Fixers

What would you do if you were born with only one arm - would you take up climbing?

That is just what one young woman from North Yorkshire did and now she is the first one-armed member of Britain's Paraclimbing team.

In our latest update from Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - she is encouraging other disabled youngsters to give it a go.

Paralympian Miller launches disability sport organisation

Paralympian Stephen Miller has started a disability sport organisation. The three-time gold medalist has launched the project with his wife Rachel.

The couple founded a community interest company called 'SMILE Through Sport' to inspire disabled people to get into sport. He is well placed to advise too - Stephen is currently training for the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Video credit: SMILE Through Sport

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