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ParalympicsGB return on gold-nosed 'victoRIOus' plane

A group of 300 ParalympicGB athletes and support staff flew home on the same gold-nosed aircraft - dubbed 'victoRIOus' - that brought Team GB home last month.

As the athletes disembarked a number of medallists, including Sarah Storey, Will Bayley, Lee Pearson and Hannah Cockroft, proudly posed for a photo with their medals.

A group of ParalympicsGB medal winners enjoyed their homecoming. Credit: British Airways
Sarah Storey and Will Bayley led the medal winners off the flight as they received applause from BA staff. Credit: British Airways
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ParalympicsGB team enjoy VIP treatment on flight home

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ParalympicsGB medal winners return to heroes' welcome

The ParalympicsGB team have begun disembarking from the airplane at Heathrow Airport to be greeted by a heroes' welcome from flag-waving fans.

Cameras were ready for the arrival of the British medal winners at Heathrow's Terminal 5. Credit: British Airways
The Paralympians sported their medals as they began the walk through the airport arrivals. Credit: British Airways

Fans of all ages have gathered to welcome the success-laden British team home from Rio 2016.

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Washington's Wylie wins gold in Paralympic debut

Matthew Wylie collects his gold medal after winning the men's S9 50m freestyle Credit: PA

Matthew Wylie from Washington in Sunderland made an impressive Paralympic debut with a gold win in the S9 50m freestyle.

The 19-year-old beat Australia's Timothy Disken by just four hundredths of a second with a time of 25.95.

ParalympicsGB equalled its gold medal haul from London 2012 on the sixth day of the Games in Rio. ParalympicsGB remains in second place in the Rio 2016 table behind China, with 34 golds and an overall total of 75 medals.