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Christian Paralympian 'proud' of GB's efforts in Rio

by Hannah Tooley

Great Britain won nine gold medals on day seven of the Rio Paralympics, going past the totals from Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

They now have 43, and 95 medals overall, with four days left.

Christian and British Paralympic wheelchair racer Anne Wafula Strike told Premier's News Hour the team should be very proud.

She said: "It's going really well, it's exciting... it just goes to show that with support good things can be achieved."

Anna Wafula Strike told Premier the games in Rio is boosting the profile of disabled athletes.

"They have embraced the games... what's being shown on the television, what people are reading in the newspapers, what people are blogging about, or texting, social media - they're going to use all this information to try and affect change," she said.

Dame Sarah Storey, Kadeena Cox and Hannah Cockroft were among nine champions as ParalympicsGB's gold medal total climbed to 43 - the most since Seoul 1988 - and the overall tally reached 95.

Storey's 13th Paralympic gold medal, clinched with a win in the C5 time-trial, saw the British team surpass the London 2012 haul.

Listen to Premier's Hannah Tooley speak to Anne Wafula Strike here:

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