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Tanni says "well done" to protege Jade Jones

Jade Jones 1500m final
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.

Draw made to decide flame honour

Tanni Grey Thompson making the draw at The King's Academy, Middlesbrough Credit: ITV

A draw has been made to select who will have the honour of collecting a splinter of the English Flame and bring it to a ceremony in the North East.

The Flame Celebration is being held at the Beamish Museum in County Durham on August 24.

Part of the English Flame (which will later become the Paralympic Flame) is being brought up from Trafalgar Square in London by a nominated disabled person. The flame will then be used at the ceremony in Beamish.

Former Paralympic athlete, Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson made the draw at The King's Academy in Middlesbrough this afternoon.

The winning nominated will be announced on June 8.



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