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Nathan Stephens and Ellie Simmonds in action on day 10 of Paralympics

It's Nathan Stephens' third Paralympic Games - and a third attempt at gold Photo: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Day 10 of the Paralympic Games sees two of Wales' biggest medal hopes in action.

Nathan Stephens is a gold medal contender in the F47 men's Javelin – his main event.

All eyes are on the 24-year-old from Bridgend during his third Games. A brilliant 2011 saw him secure a world championship and a new world record, but he's yet to bring home a Paralympic gold.

Nathan withdrew from the F57/58 discus yesterday to ensure he is fully fit for today's javelin event.

UK Athletics confirmed he had pulled out of the discus as a precaution as he is still recovering from an adductor problem.

Ellie Simmonds displays a patriotic manicure as she shows off her gold medal Credit: Alastair Grant/AP/Press Association Images

Also back in action is swimmer Ellie Simmonds, who will be aiming to secure her fourth medal of the 2012 Paralympic games.

The Swansea-based 17-year-old has already taken two golds and a bronze so far in the Games.

Ellie, who was born with achrondroplasia dwarfism, was born in Walsall but trains at the Wales National Pool in Swansea, coached by Billy Pye.

She is openly proud of the city and chose to have her commemorative gold postbox located there when she won her first gold medal.

Ellie first shot to fame when she claimed a gold medal in the 100m and 400m freestyle at the Beijing Games, aged just 13 years and nine months.

She became the first Briton to win an Olympic or Paralympic medal at that age.

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