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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.
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, who lives in Bath, is through to tonight's 100 metre breaststroke SB6 final. The defending champion set a new Paralympic record as she won her heat, narrowly beating 14-year old Ukranian Viktoria Savtsova
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.
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.
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.
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.
Somerset equestrian Deborah Criddle has won her third medal of the games.
The 46-year-old from Taunton won silver in the Mixed Individual Freestyle event, adding to the silver and team gold she won at the weekend.
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And Somerset swimmer Chloe Davies has been reflecting on her achievements at the Paralympics
13-year-old Chloe, who lives in Midsomer Norton, is the youngest member of the Great Britain team. She swam backstroke and freestyle in the S14 category.
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.