Paralympic Games 2012

The Mayor of London has hailed the 300-strong London 2012 ParalympicsGB team as Britain’s ‘best ever’. We look at some of the West County's medal hopefuls.

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Bath's Liz Johnson adds bronze to gold and silver

Liz Johnson is celebrating winning bronze in the SB6 100m breaststroke final at the Paralympic Games.

The University of Bath-based swimmer, who has cerebral palsy, finished third behind Ukraine’s Viktoriia Savtsova, who set a Paralympic record, and Britain’s Charlotte Henshaw who took silver.

Liz Johnson on her way to winning bronze in the Women's 100m Breaststroke - SB6 Final Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

The swimmer’s bronze means she now has a full set of medals, after winning silver in Athens eight years ago and gold in Beijing in 2008.

“I’ve never had a bronze medal, so now I’ve got the full set at the Paralympics,” she said. “I’m definitely glad I got a medal in front of the home crowd.”

Liz Johnson's bronze medal at London 2012 means she now has the full set Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

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Bronze for Bath's Katrina Hart

Katrina Hart (second from left) celebrates winning bronze with her team-mates Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Team Bath athlete Katrina Hart has won bronze with her team-mates, Bethany Woodward, Olivia Breen and Jenny McLoughlin, in the T35-58 4x100m relay. The quartet kept the crowd on the edge of their seats with a baton fumble but still managed to finish in 56.08 secs.

Dorchester's Paul Blake wins silver

Team Bath athlete Paul Blake, who's from Dorchester, is celebrating winning silver in the Men's T36 400m final. It's his first Paralympic games and he crossed the line behind Russian athlete, Evgenii Shvetcov who set a new world record.

Paul Blake celebrates winning silver in the 400m Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

The 22-year-old, who's the son of a Star Wars actor and a ballet dancer, ran a new personal best of 54.22 seconds. He said the roar of the crowd gave him an extra pair of legs.

Silver medal for Millward

Corsham's Stephanie Millward has won a silver medal in the Women's 400 metre S9 freestyle swimming event.

South Africa's Natalie du Toit won gold with a time of 4 minutes 30.18 seconds. Millward came in at 4:40.01, ahead of Australia's Ellie Cole (4:42.87)

30-year-old Millward qualified for the final after coming first in her heat earlier today.

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Bath's Ben Rushgrove comes in sixth

Ben Rushgrove (left) in action during the T36 100 m yesterday. His ParalympicsGB team mate Graeme Ballard won silver in the event Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Bath's Ben Rushgrove finished sixth in the 100 metres T36 race at the Paralympics last night with a time of 12.37 secs. His team mate Graeme Ballard won silver.

The 24-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, is still in with a chance of a medal - he's in action again on Thursday in the 200 metres. He won silver at the Beijing games in 2008.

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