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Stamp issued and Post box to be painted gold in honour of Helena Lucas

Royal Mail have issued a stamp to honour Lucas' gold Credit: Royal Mail

A post box in Portland will be painted gold tomorrow in honour of Helena Lucas finishing first in the Single-Person Keelboat, 2.4mR. Royal Mail has also issued a commemorative stamp.

Medals were awarded based on race 10 as today's sailing was cancelled due to a lack of wind.


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

Weymouth & Portland's Olympic & Paralympic security operation reviewed

From scouring twenty five square miles of sea bed for explosives, to simply pointing people in the right direction, the military and emergency services did it all during the sailing events in Weymouth.

As the Paralympics finals take place this week the services have been reviewing their mammoth security operation during the games as Richard Lawrence reports.

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