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Weir delivers golden moment

Salisbury Journal: David Weir took gold in the 5000m and will aim for another three Paralmypic titles David Weir took gold in the 5000m and will aim for another three Paralmypic titles

Wheelchair racer David Weir added a golden finish to a medal-filled day for Great Britain's athletes to deafening cheers at a packed Olympic Stadium.

The 33-year-old, who won the team's only two golds at the last Paralympics four years ago, confirmed his status as the world's best wheelchair racer with victory in the T54 5,000 metres.

Weir was urged home by the 80,000 crowd, the roar which went round the stadium on his final lap rivalling that which pulled Mo Farah to Olympic victory less than a month ago.

The Londoner's success took the hosts' athletics medal haul for the day to two golds and three silvers as they swept past that meagre Beijing gold mark on just the third day of competition.

Weir, who is going for four golds in London, got the first out of the way in style, controlling the race before holding off his rivals down the home straight to win in 11 minutes 07.65 seconds.

His success added to a discus gold for Aled Davies, taking the British total to four, while the silvers came from long jumper Stef Reid and sprinters Libby Clegg and Graeme Ballard.

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