10 of ParalympicsGB's gold medal hopes in Rio


After Team GB turned on the style at the Olympics, the pressure is on the nation's Paralympians to do the same.

Here are some of ParalympicsGB's best hopes for gold in Rio...

1. Sarah Storey


Cyclist Sarah Storey competing on the track
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Storey is an 11-time Paralympic champion, with golds won in the swimming pool and on the bike. One more win and she will become Britain's most successful female Paralympian.

2. Ellie Simmonds


Ellie Simmonds swimming in training
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Simmonds burst to prominence with two gold medals in Beijing aged 13, and four years later she won two more. She will be aiming for further success in Rio.

3. David Weir


David Weir during a training session
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The wheelchair racer claimed a clean sweep of titles with four in his home city of London. Now he is planning to compete in five events in what is likely to be his last Games.

4. Jody Cundy


Jody Cundy reacts after being disqualified at the 2012 Paralympics
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Cundy will be determined to put the disappointment of London behind him after his expletive-laden rant. He will be favourite in the 1km time trial.

5. Sophie Christiansen


Sophie Christiansen competes at the 2012 Olympics
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A five-time Paralympic champion, Christiansen has a masters degree in mathematics and works as a tech analyst for Goldman Sachs.

6. Richard Whitehead


Richard Whitehead runs in the T42 200m at the Paralympics
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The double amputee marathon runner won 200m gold at London 2012 and wants a sprint double four years on.

7. Jordanne Whiley


Jordanne Whiley
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Whiley enjoyed success at all four grand slams since London 2012 and wants a Paralympic gold now.

8. Tom Aggar


Tom Aggar in a training session
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The rower went into London 2012 on the back of a long unbeaten streak, which included gold in Beijing. He will hope to triumph again.

9. Lauren Steadman


Lauren Steadman competes in the British Paratriathlon Championships
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The former swimmer is a multiple world champion in triathlon, which will make its Paralympic debut in Rio.

10. Hannah Cockroft


Hannah Cockroft at the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games
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Cockroft was dominant in London, but has had to diversify now, with the 200m swapped for the 400m in Rio.