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Galal Yafai – a man whose first love was football – has given Birmingham its first Olympic boxing gold medal.
Few Team GB athletes will be more multi-talented across different sports than Olympic champion Lauren Price.
Dame Sarah Storey
Dame Sarah Storey’s three gold medals in Tokyo make her Team GB’s most successful Paralympian of all-time with a remarkable haul of 17 golds among her 28 medals.
Masie Summers-Newton is a new star of the pool smashing world records on her way to two gold medals at her first ever Games.
Sir Lee Pearson
Sir Lee Pearson is one of the most successful Paralympians from Great Britain in third place behind Dame Sarah Storey and Mike Kenny in the all-time medals list. His three golds in Tokyo take his tally to 14 in total.
A double gold medal for dual star Kadeena Cox who narrowly missed out in a medal in athletics too after finishing fourth in the T38 400m
Hannah Cockroft shrugged off a hand injury to claim a Paralympic golden double in Tokyo and take her tally of gold medals to seven by winning the women’s 100m and 800m T34 races.
Dubbed the Ronaldo or Ronnie O’Sullivan of boccia, the flamboyant David Smith retained his Paralympic boccia title with a tense victory over his Malaysian opponent.
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby
Years of painful near misses were forgotten as Great Britain won the wheelchair rugby competition in Tokyo with sensational wins against Japan and USA in the knockouts.
A highly successful Tokyo Games saw Emma Wiggs bag a gold and silver medal in the canoe sprint.
A bout of COVID, a fondness for Chinese food and injury couldn’t stop Reece Dunn’s swimming gold rush in Tokyo.
On the final day of competition at the Tokyo Paralympics there was time for one more British hero to take centre stage: Gaz Choudhry.