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Paralympian Stephen Miller has backpack stolen in Rio

Cramlington Paralympian Stephen Miller, who is competing in Rio, has had his backpack stolen on a beach. He tweeted to confirm he is all right, but shocked.


Jade Jones and Stephen Miller heading for Rio 2016

Middlesbrough's Jade Jones and Gateshead's Stephen Miller are among the athletes selected to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The British Paralympic Association (BPA) today announced that 41 athletes have been added to the line-up for track and field in Rio as a number of Paralympic, World and European medallists were selected to ParalympicsGB.

Today’s announcement takes the number of selected athletes to 256 from 19 sports.


North East paralympian shows off latest medal

Stephen Miller at Gateshead International Stadium Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Northumberland athlete Stephen Miller has been in competition, just days after winning a silver medal at the European Championships in Wales.

Stephen took part in the annual Gateshead Harriers Tartan Games.

Earlier this week, Stephen set out to defend his IPC European title in Swansea. Despite producing a throw of more than 30m, Stephen was beaten to the top spot by a Russian athlete.

Even so, Stephen says he is very happy with his silver, coming less than two years after major surgery.

Stephen Miller's latest medal Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Stephen told us what the success in Swansea means to him:

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