Josef Craig, who won gold in the 400m freestyle swimming event in the Paralympics, has been met by school pupils, family and friends in Hebburn.
The gold-medal-winning Paralympian Josef Craig has returned home to his South Sheilds school to a hero's welcomeRead the full story ›
Ken and Kim Craig, from Jarrow, describe their pride at watching 15 year old Josef become Britain's youngest gold medal winner at Paralympics 2012.
Hartlepool swimmer Jemma Lowe has missed out on an Olympic medal in the Women's 200m Butterfly final. The 22-year-old finished 6th with a time of 2:08.60.
Luiyang Jiao of China won gold, Mireia Belmonte Garcia of Spain managed silver, while bronze was won by Japan's Natsumi Hoshi.
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Middlesbrough-born Aimee Willmott, who has qualified for the individual 400m swim, has spoken of her excitement ahead of the London Olympics later this year.
Freestyle swimmer Jo Jackson, from Northallerton, speaks about Team GB's kit unveiling at the Tower of London.