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.
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