Tyneside Paralympian Stephen Miller is to be given Honorary Freedom of Gateshead after councillors voted to give him the highest honour they could.
Former Northumbria University student Stephen Miller has won three gold medals, one silver and one bronze.
Stephen’s greatest achievement was coming from fourth place to win a silver medal with his last throw at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. He trained in Gateshead for more than 15 years and is a lifetime member of Gateshead Harriers.
Stephen joins Jonathan Edwards, Brendan Foster and Bob Moncur on the list of sporting Freemen of Gateshead. Stephen will be formally awarded Freedom of the Borough during a ceremony at Gateshead International Stadium on June 25.