Athlete Richard Whitehead strikes gold at London 2012 Paralympics
Athlete Richard Whitehead took centre stage as Great Britain's Paralympians enjoyed a golden weekend.
Richard, who trains at Loughborough University, powered his way to a gold medal and a new world record in the F42 200m.
The 36-year-old won one of several golds claimed by British Paralympians this weekend.
A haul of eight golds, 10 silvers and seven bronzes at one point saw Britain shoot up from fifth in the table to second spot behind China.
Richard powered through the field in the straight of his race and flexed his biceps in a triumphant "two-gun salute" as he crossed the line.
The stadium erupted as the double amputee ran a lap of honour before hugging his family.
Richard said: "It's all about guts and determination.
"Today, I came, I saw, I conquered.
"That was what the two-gun salute was all about – in honour of my hero Chris Hoy."
He then dedicated the win to his family, including fiancee Valerie Davies, who is expecting their first child in January.
Seconds after the win, Valerie tweeted: "Love u baby. At finish line! We are all so proud of u! Love Val, bump, mum & dad."
Richard was denied the chance to take part in his favourite event, the marathon event, which does not feature in his category in the Games.
Claire Williams, who lives in Loughborough, took bronze in the women's F12 discus on Saturday.
Claire, who has a visual impairment, made her Games debut aged 17 at the 2004 Athens Games.
She graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology from Loughborough University in 2007.
Wheelchair tennis player David Phillipson, who trains at Loughborough University, won his first round match against Martin Legner 6.3 6-2 on Saturday.
Joe Dodson, who lives in Broughton Astley, is in men's goalball squad.
He was in the team that drew 3-3 with Sweden on Saturday.
The British women's sitting volleyball team, which includes Jessica Frezza, Andrea Green and Julie Rogers, who all play for Loughborough Lions, lost their third game in a row on Saturday, 3-0 to the Netherlands.
Leicester Cobra player Natasha Davies, who is in the women's wheelchair basketball team, did not play as the team beat Brazil 42-37 on Saturday.