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Medal rush begins for the West's Paralympians

The West Paralympic athletes are already showcasing their abilities in Rio - claiming two medals overnight.

Jonathan Fox took silver in the pool Credit: Adam Davy/PA

Cornwall swimmer Jonathan Fox narrowly missed out on defending his Olympic title in the pool.

The 26-year-old who won gold in London 2012 finished second in the S7 100 metre backstroke.

Meanwhile Wiltshire-based swimmer Stephanie Millward took bronze in the S8 400m freestyle.

Stephanie Millward celebrates her Bronze medal in the Women's 400m Freestyle S8 Credit: Adam Davy/PA

It's the first of a likely seven events in Rio for the 34-year-old who won five medals at London 2012 to become Paralympics GB's most-decorated athlete.

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