1. ITV Report

How did our West Midlands athletes do at the Paralympics?

Ellie Simmonds

Ellie Simmonds Credit: PA

Walsall swimmer Ellie Simmonds won two medals in Rio. She successfully defended her title in the SM6 200m individual medley and won bronze in the S6 400m freestyle and S6 100m freestlye. She has now won nine medals across three Paralympic Games.

Lee Pearson

Lee Pearson Credit: PA

Lee Pearson was the flag bearer for ParalympicsGB at the opening ceremony. The Staffordshire dressage rider won a gold medal in Rio in the grade lb individual freestyle test and a silver in the individual championship test. The takes his over all tally to 11 golds over five Paralympics.

Megan Giglia

Megan Giglia Credit: PA

Megan Giglia from Stratford-upon-Avon won a gold medal in the C3 individual pursuit. The cyclist broke her own world record in the heats.

Sascha Kindred

Sascha Kindred Credit: PA

Sascha Kindred won his seventh Paralympic gold medal in the SM6 200m individual medley. This is the fifth time the Hereford swimmer has won this competition at the Paralympic Games.

Jon-Allan Butterworth

Jon-Allan Butterworth Credit: PA

Jon-Allan Butterworth became the first British serviceman injured in Iraq to win Paralympic gold. The cyclist from Sutton Coldfield won the C1-5 team sprint along with teammates Jody Cundy and Louis Rolfe.

  • John Walker - 2 Gold - Shropshire - Archery
  • Helen Scott - 1 Gold and a bronze - Halesowen - Cycling
  • Lauren Rowles - Gold medal - Bromsgrove - Rowing
  • Claire Cashmore - Gold medal - Redditch - Swimming
  • Kare Adenegan - 2 Silver and 1 Bronze - Coventry - Athletics
  • David Stone - 1 Silver and 1 Bronze - Birmingham - Cycling
  • Rebecca Redfern - 1 Silver - Droitwich - Swimming
  • Jordanne Whiley - 1 Bronze - Halesowen - Wheelchair tennis
  • Nick Beighton - 1 Bronze - Shrewsbury - Canoeing