Georgia Wilson's family 'very proud' after she claimed Wales' first medal of Paralympics

Welsh Paralympic medallist Georgia Wilson has said her family are "really proud" and her her village have already organised a hog roast for when she returns from Tokyo after she won the country's first medal of the Games.

The 26-year-old finished third in the dressage individual test (Grade II) and scored a "stunning" 72.882% on horse Sakura.

After being called to her first Paralympics two weeks ago, Wilson told ITV News her village are very excited and her family and dad are "really proud".

Despite the above 30-degree Tokyo heat, Wilson didn't let this knock her performance joining fellow Brit Sir Lee Pearson who won his 12th Paralympic title when he claimed gold in the same event.

Georgia said, "There was lot's of cooling down involved because we all look like tomato faces once we've ridden!"

"But it was a great atmosphere and I've loved every minute and I've still got a few more days left so I can't wait."

Georgia explained it was a big "team effort" to keep Sakura, her seven-year-old horse, cool during her performances.

"Obviously the horses aren't used to the hot heat and the humidity but the team around us have done a really good job of recovering and cooling them down and looking after all of us."

"We wouldn't be able to do what we do without all the people who play the UK lottery."

Wilson burst onto the scene at the 2019 European Championships where she picked up two silvers and gold in the freestyle competition.  

The 25-year-old has cerebral palsy and started riding at the age of two after her mum was advised it would help with her balance.