David Weir wins second gold

Great Britain's David Weir has won his second Paralympic gold in the men's 1500m T54 final. Earlier Sophie Christiansen became Britain's first triple gold medallist of the Games.

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Sophie Christiansen clinches Paralympic gold hat-trick

Sophie Christiansen became Britain's first triple gold medallist of the London 2012 Paralympics at Greenwich Park today.

The 24-year-old, from Maidenhead in Berkshire, also secured a British Paralympic record 11 medals in one Games for Great Britain's equestrian team.

Britain's Sophie Christiansen. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Christiansen, riding Janeiro 6, added Grade Ia freestyle gold to a team gold medal and individual championship title.

She rode three times during the six-day competition, and on each occasion scored more than 80%.

Her patriotic musical freestyle routine included excerpts from Land of Hope and Glory and also featured Big Ben's chimes plus a quotation from Shakespeare's Richard II, providing a fitting conclusion to the para-dressage programme.

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