1. ITV Report

How did our East Midlands athletes do at the Paralympics?

Sophie Wells

Sophie Wells Credit: PA

Sophie Wells won three medals in Rio. The dressage rider from Lincoln won two gold medals in the team championship and individual championship and a silver in the individual freestyle.

Richard Whitehead

Richard Whitehead Credit: PA

At 40-years of age, Richard Whitehead successfully defended his T42 200m Paralympic title. The Nottingham track and field athlete also won a silver medal in the 100m event.

Sophie Hahn

Sophie Hahn Credit: PA

Sophie Hahn from Nottingham broke the Paralympic record in the T38 100m to win gold. The 19-year old was also part of the Great Britain team that won silver in the 100m relay as China had to set a new world record to beat the British quartet.

Ellie Robinson

Ellie Robinson Credit: PA

At 15-years of age, Ellie Robinson beat Paralympic legend Ellie Simmonds to win gold in the S6 50m Butterfly. The swimmer from Northampton also won bronze in the S6 100m freestyle.

Ollie Hynd

Ollie Hynd Credit: PA

Ollie Hynd won two gold medals in Rio to add to the one he won in London, four years ago. He smashed the world record in the S8 200m individual medley and the S8 400m freestyle. The Kirkby-in-Ashfield also won a silver in the S8 100m backstroke.

Other medallist from the East Midlands:

  • Andy Lewis - Gold medal - Derby - Triathlon
  • James Fox - Gold medal - Peterborough - Rowing
  • Emma Wiggs - Gold medal - Loughborough - Canoeing
  • Lauren Steadman - Silver - Peterborough - Triathlon
  • Lewis White - Bronze - Swadlincote - Swimming
  • Dan Greaves - Bronze - Leicester - Athletics
  • Rebecca Redfern - Bronze - Mansfield - Swimming