Georgie Hermitage was the first Brit to win gold on the day as she claimed her second gold at the games with her triumph in the women’s T37 400m final.
Hermitage, 27, added 400m gold to her 100m title as she broke the world record to finish her event in one minute 0.43 seconds.
The T37 classification defines athletes with cerebral palsy or a similar disability, who are ambulant and able to run. For Hermitage, her cerebral palsy affects the left side of her body and has experience of winning gold in the IPC World and European Championships.
The 27-year-old now has two Paralympic medals to her name after quitting athletics as a teenager but inspiration from London 2012 gave way to her return to the sport.
Another double success for Team GB came in the T11 200m through Libby Clegg. The sprinter already had the 100m crown which she won on Saturday and completed the double sprint triumph last night.
Clegg finished the race in first with a time of 24.51s, ahead of her two Chinese counterparts. As a T11 athlete she is classified as visually impaired and so she also finished the race with her guide Chris Clarke.
The 2016 Paralympic games were the first where the 26-year-old won gold, after previously claiming silver in Beijing and London for the T11 100m. The Scottish sprinter can now call herself a double Paralympic champion thanks to her success in Rio.
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