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Paralympic champion Richard Whitehead wins joint silver

Richard Whitehead races in the Men's 100m T42 final in Rio. Credit: PA Images

Paralympic champion Richard Whitehead has won a silver (joint) medal in the Men's 100m T42 final.

The Nottingham athlete was determined to take the gold to add to his T42 200m win.

But it wasn't to be as his main rival Australian Scott Reardo powered over the line.

With a hair length between Whitehead and Daniel Wagner from Denmark, the judges can't decide awarded them both a silver.


Bronze for Mansfield swimmer Charlotte Henshaw

Charlotte Henshaw from Mansfield scooped a bronze medal. Credit: PA Images

It was a bronze medal for Paralympian Charlotte Henshaw from Mansfield who finished with a time of 1:37.79 in the SB6 100m Breaststroke final.

The 29-year-old from Mansfield won silver in the same event at London four years ago.

Walsall's Ellie Simmonds who was also competing in the event missed out on another medal finishing behind her team mate in fourth place.

Ellie Simmonds in the pool. Credit: PA Images


Birmingham's Jon Allan Butterworth wins gold at Rio Paralympics

Birmingham's Jon Allan Butterworth teamed up with Jody Cundy and Louis Rolfe to beat China and win Britain's 19th gold medal.

Credit: Adam Davy / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Jon-Allan Butterworth, Jody Cundy and Louis Rolfe were seen celebrating with their gold medals after winning the Mixed C1-5 750m Team Sprint Final during the fourth day of the Paralympics at Rio.

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