Simmonds chasing golden treble

08 September 2012 / 09:34

Great Britain's Paralympians go into the final full day of a stunning Games having won a record number of medals in front of packed-out stadiums and unprecedented TV audiences - with hopes of further glory still to come.

Swimming superstar Ellie Simmonds enters the pool later to cap what has been a memorable games for her, as she goes for her third gold in the 100m freestyle. The teenager has been one of the standout performers of the games and has won the nation's hearts on her way to wins in the 200m and 400m, as well as bronze in the 50m event.

She will aim to go one better than the two golds she bagged at Beijing - which she won aged just 13 - as she performs in the aquatics centre for the final time.

The British gold rush is expected to continue on Sunday as David Weir competes in the London wheelchair marathon.

Weir, 33, known as The Weirwolf of London, won the 800m gold in a sensational performance on Thursday as the raucous crowd sang along to his trademark song Werewolves Of London.

Josie Pearson, 26, won Britain's 32nd of the games in the discus final on Friday. The Bristol-born athlete was just 17 and a promising showjumper when in 2003 she was left paralysed in a car crash that broke her vertebrae.

On Sunday a dramatic closing ceremony will bring the curtain down on what has undoubtedly been one of the most successful Paralympics ever.

Stars including Jay-Z and Rihanna will appear at the event, which has been shrouded in mystery. Coldplay are also set to perform at the ceremony, which is sold out and expected to be watched by millions world-wide.

British stars of the Olympics and Paralympics will them celebrate their summer of success during a victory parade through the streets of London on Monday.