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Gold medalist Aaron Moores enjoys warm welcome

Crowds await the arrival of the athletes

Paralympic gold medalist Aaron Moores from Wiltshire was amazed to see the crowds who turned out to welcome him and his fellow athletes home.

The swimmer from Trowbridge took gold in the S14 backstroke at the games in Rio.

ParalympicsGB athletes are arriving at Heathrow to crowds of fans and media. Aaron said the warm welcome came as a surprise:

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Millward wins first ever Paralympic gold medal

Stephanie Millward proudly displaying her gold medal Credit: PA

Wiltshire's Stephanie Millward ended her long wait for a Paralympic Gold last night, by winning the S8 100 metres backstroke.

She's competing in her third games and narrowly missed out on setting a new world record.

The 34 year-old from Corsham has been living with MS for 18 years.

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Cornwall's Reid takes bronze as US athlete falls

Reid and Waters power through to a bronze medal as Elizabeth Baker falls Credit: PA

There was some success for Melissa Reid from Porthtowan in Cornwall in the PT5 Triathlon final this afternoon.

She took bronze with support from her guide Nicole Waters, after USA's Elizabeth Baker took a fall.

But they couldn't quite catch fellow Brit Alison Patrick who took silver.

West Paralympians compete on the first day of Rio

Wiltshire teenager Polly Maton has finished in seventh in the women's T47 long jump final.

The 16-year-old, from Urchfont, was a surprise selection for Paralympics GB and jumped a best distance of 5.10m on her debut at the Paralympic Games.

Credit: Polly Maton

Meanwhile Bath-based swimming Aaron Moores failed to qualify for the final of S14 100m backstroke.

The silver medallist in the event at London 2012 was tipped as a medal chance, but finished fifth in his heat.

The 22-year-old will now turn his attention to the breaststroke - something he has been training hard for.

Aaron Moores will try his luck again in the breaststoke Credit: John Walton/PA
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