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Thrill of victory

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Thrill of victory

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The Olympic Games may be over, but it’s now the turn of the disabled athletes to do their thing at the Paralympics in London.
Yesterday, hometown boy David Weir successfully defended the T54 1500 metres title he won in Beijing with another stunning display.
The Briton, who won gold over 5 000 metres on Sunday, edged out Prawat Wahoram in a record time of three minutes 12.09 seconds to claim the fourth Paralympic gold medal of his career.
“I’m overwhelmed really, I’m lost for words,” said the 33-year-old. “I thought I had gone too early but all of the endurance work I’ve done in recent weeks saw me through.”
At left, Weir crossing the line to win the event.