Paralympic Games 2012

The Mayor of London has hailed the 300-strong London 2012 ParalympicsGB team as Britain’s ‘best ever’. We look at some of the West County's medal hopefuls.

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Criddle's success celebrated with stamp

ParalympicsGB's equestrian gold medal winners. Credit: Royal Mail

Taunton's Deborah Criddle and her gold-medal winning equestrian team-mates are to feature on a new postage stamp.

Royal Mail has produced a stamp to honour Criddle, Sophie Christiansen, Lee Pearson and Sophie Wells. It will be available in Post Offices across the country tomorrow.

A post box in Criddle's home village of Trull near Taunton is also being painted gold this morning.


Fox misses out on medal in 400m final

Fox came fourth Credit: John Walton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Cornish swimmer Jonathan Fox has missed out on winning his second medal at the Paralympic Games.

Fox, who won gold in the S7 100metres backstroke last week, came fourth in tonight's final of the S7 400metres freestyle. The race was won by Britain's Josef Craig.

Disappointment for Matt Whorwood

Whorwood won a bronze in the 400m freestyle at Beijing in 2008 Credit: Julien Behal/PA Archive/Press Association Images

There was disappointment for Truro's Matt Whorwood in the pool this morning. The 22-year-old failed to qualify for tonight's 100 metre Breaststroke SB6 final after coming last in his heat.


Dorchester's Paul Blake celebrates silver

Dorchester's Paul Blake won silver in the Men's T36 400m final. It's his first Paralympic games and he crossed the line behind Russian athlete, Evgenii Shvetcov who set a new world record.

Paul Blake celebrates silver Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The 22-year-old son of a Star Wars actor and ballet dancer ran a new personal best of 54.22 seconds.

Jonathan Fox through to final of S7 50m freestyle

Fox won gold in the 100m backstroke last week Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Cornish swimmer Jonathan Fox has made it through to the 50 metre freestyle S7 final.

The 21-year-old, who won a gold medal in the 100 metres backstroke last week, finished fourth in this morning's heat.

But there was disappointment for Truro's Matt Whorwood, who failed to qualify for the 50 metre freestyle S6 final.

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