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Ex-serviceman injured in Iraq wins gold in cycling at Paralympics

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Michelle Stilwell paralympian and Parksville Qualicum MLA has set an paralympic record in Rio de Janeiro in women

The country's disabled athletes have already racked up seven medals, including four golds, at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Bronze medals of Ukrainian team were brought by Dmytro Prudnikov in the long jump, Dmytro Vanzenko in 200 meters swimming and Serhii Palamarchuk in the 200 meters freestyle swimming. China's Yan Yang won the Bronze medal with a distant 128kg.

The four of James Fox, Pam Relph, Dan Brown and Grace Clough shouted and punched the air as the Paralympics squad looked to repeat the success on the water than their Olympic colleagues had achieved.

Ndidi Nwosu on Monday afternoon landed Nigeria's fifth gold medal of the Rio 2016 Paralympics, beating the defending champion to win women's -73kg Powerlifting event.

Omolayo set a new record of 138kg in Day 5 of the events as she lived to her reputation as the favorite for the title.

The latest gold came on the cycling track where Great Britain's men's C1-5 sprint team took the world record as they sealed victory.

Braving the odds in Rio, the country's Paralympians have now amassed a total nine medals.

The gold rush began when Rachel Morris won the ASW1x women's single sculls following an incredible surge on the last section of the 1000m course at Lagoa.

Team Nigeria's medal in the Games has increased to eight, following Latifat Tijani's Silver, Roland Ezuruike's Gold, Paul Kehinde's Gold, and Oyema Esther's Silver in their respective events.

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