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Paralympics: GB turns attention to Tokyo 2020 after stunning Rio triumph

Jody Cundy has challenged his fellow Great British Paralympic stars to carry the momentum from their Rio heroics towards Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

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Gary Hooper puts Sheffield Wednesday ahead at St Andrews. Picture: Steve Ellis

Birmingham City 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1: Owls let it slip and suffer the Blues

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal could not hide his disappointment after seeing his side fail to build on their midweek comeback win over Bristol City.

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Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft wins the Gold Medal in the Women's 800m - T34 Final.

Rio Paralympics: Halifax’s Hannah Cockroft leads golden streak to beat London 2012 tally

Great Britain’s Paralympians have won more medals at Rio 2016 than they managed four years ago in London - with two days of the Games still remaining.

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Great Britain's Kadeena Cox celebrates with her Gold medal won in the Women's C4-5 500m Time Trial Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA

Paralympics: Tears of joy for Kadeena Cox after her fantastic Rio double

Kadeena Cox was overcome with emotion after defying the doubters by winning Paralympic cycling gold, 24 hours after taking bronze in athletics and two years after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

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Kadeena Cox celebrates with her gold medal won in the Women's C4-5 500m Time Trial final in Rio. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Paralympics: FIVE things you should know about Leeds’s golden girl Kadeena Cox

Kadeena Cox on Saturday won gold in the C4/C5 500 metres time-trial to become the first Briton since Isabel Barr (later Newstead) in 1988 to win Paralympic medals in two sports at the same Games.

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Leeds's Kadeena Cox celebrates with her gold medal won in the Women's C4-5 500m Time Trial final at the Olympic Veleodrome in Rio. PIC: PA

Paralympics: Yorkshire’s Kadeena Cox & Hannah Cockroft strike gold in Rio

LEEDS’S Kadeena Cox won a sensational gold in the women’s C4/C5 500 metres time-trial on Saturday to become the first Briton in 28 years to win medals in two sports at the same Paralympics.

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Jack Laugher during the men's 3m springboard final. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Rio 2016: Yorkshire maintains vital role in midst of golden era for Team GB

If Yorkshire was a country it would have finished 17th on the medals table at the Rio Olympics – above Canada, New Zealand and South Africa among other sports-mad nations.

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Burnley's Sophie Hitchon celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the women's hammer throw final.

Rio 2016: Former ballet dancer Sophie Hitchon wins Olympic hammer medal

Sophie Hitchon hailed an historic Olympic hammer medal for Great Britain after breaking her own national record with the very last throw of the competition to land bronze in Rio.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 100m final in Rio. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Rio 2016: Usain Bolt races into history to deny Justin Gatlin once again

Usain Bolt declared himself on course for sporting immortality after completing the first part of his Olympic ‘triple triple’ bid by defeating Justin Gatlin to win a third straight 100 metres gold in Rio.

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Luke Cutts

Rio 2016: No regrets for Cutts as he turns thoughts to London

Luke Cutts’s Olympic debut ended before it ever really started on Saturday night but the Barnsley pole vaulter vowed to return stronger from his experiences in Rio.

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Ed Clancy celebrates crossing the line as the Great Britain team win gold in the Men's Team Pursuit First Final. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Nick Westby: Welcome reminder of how much we will miss our ‘golden generation’

We will miss them when they are gone.

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Great Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill in Rio on Saturday night. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Rio 2016: Silver lining as Jess Ennis-Hill hints at fond farewell

Jessica Ennis-Hill looks set to retire from athletics in the wake of her heptathlon silver medal at the Rio Olympics after admitting she wants to leave the sport on a high.

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Golden moment: Britains Mo Farah survived a mid-race fall to win the 10,000m in Rio, and will return on Wednesday as he chases gold in the 5,000m.

Rio 2016: Toughest test still to come in Mo Farah’s double bid

Mo Farah is braced for one of the toughest races of his life over 5,000 metres in Rio as he bids to emulate Lasse Viren and complete the Olympic long-distance ‘double double’.

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Silver in Rio for Sheffield super mum Jessica Ennis Hill

360 PHOTO: Super mum Jessica Ennis-Hill is still our golden girl after silver in Rio

Super mum Jessica Ennis-Hill is still our golden girl despite silver in the heptathlon at the Rio Olympics, writes Graham Walker.
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Jessica Ennis-Hill celebrates after claiming silver.

Emotional Jessica Ennis-Hill considers her heptathlon future after Rio 2016 silver

YORKSHIRE’S own Jessica Ennis-Hill admitted she faced a tough decision over her future after claiming heptathlon silver at the Rio Olympics.

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Great Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill celebrates after winning silver

Silver lining as tearful Sheffield star Jessica Ennis-Hill ponders future

A tearful Jessica Ennis-Hill admitted she faced a tough decision over her future after claiming heptathlon silver at the Rio Olympics.

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Jessica Ennis Hill.

Rio 2016: Ennis-Hill leads way on Day One in battle for hepathlon gold

Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s hopes of taking team-mate Jessica Ennis-Hill’s Olympic heptathlon title in Rio were dealt a hammer blow by a woeful shot put performance.

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Ennis-Hill can strike gold in Rio, says Kelly Holmes

Olympic legend Dame Kelly Holmes is tipping Sheffield's own golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill to retain her heptathlon crown in Rio this weekend.

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Great Britain's Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner with their gold medals following the men's team sprint cycling final

Olympics overnight (Friday): Kenny strikes fourth Games gold

Great Britain won four more medals, including one gold, on day six of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Sheffields Jessica Ennis-Hill celebrates winning the gold medal in the womens heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing last year (Picture: Adam Davy/PA).

Rio 2016: Jessica Ennis-Hill aims to be in elite company back on gold trail

SHEFFIELD’S Jessica Ennis-Hill says it would be “incredible” to be part of a repeat of ‘Super Saturday’ at the Rio Olympics.

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