Kadeena Cox wins two medals in two different sports and everything else you missed overnight at the Paralympics


Great Britain on day three of the Rio Paralympics claimed eight medals, three of them gold - including a special success for Kadeena Cox.

Wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft and triathlete Andy Lewis also claimed titles as Britain's overall tally moved to 35 medals, 15 of them gold. ParalympicsGB are second on the medal table, behind China.

Here's what else you missed overnight...

Kadeena Cox becomes first Brit since 1988 to win two Paralympic medals.

Cox claimed a stunning victory in the C4/C5 500 metres time-trial, 24 hours after claiming T38 100 metres bronze in athletics. The 25-year-old from Leeds become the first Briton since Isabel Barr (later Newstead) in 1988 to claim medals in two sports at one Paralympics. The successes came two years after Cox's diagnosis with multiple sclerosis.

Four medals in athletics within six minutes.

Hannah Cockroft
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Britain clinched four athletics medals within six minutes as Cockroft won her third Paralympic title. The Halifax Hurricane, as she was named after London 2012, took victory in the T34 100m ahead of Kare Adenegan, who is 15 and from Coventry. Moments later Toby Gold was unable to live up to his name, finishing with silver in the T33 100m, with Andrew Small taking bronze.

Andy Lewis brings home a gold medal.

Lewis will enjoy a first beer for two years after winning PT2 triathlon gold at Copacabana beach. The 33-year-old, a lower leg amputee after a motorbike accident aged 16, added the Paralympic title to the world and European crowns he already won.

Belgian Marieke Vervoort battles ongoing physical pain to claim silver.

Marieke Vervoort
(Mauro Pimentel/AP)

Marieke Vervoort, a Belgian wheelchair racer, has a bucket list to complete after the Paralympics - and her planned assisted suicide is not near the top of it. The 37-year-old, who claimed silver in the women's T52 400m, made the decision to seek assistance to end her own life eight years ago, but there is plenty she wishes to do first once she retires from competition after her second Games.

Bronze for Britain in the backstroke.

Alice Tai
(Andrew Matthews/PA)

Alice Tai took bronze in the S10 100m backstroke for Britain's only medal in the swimming pool on Saturday. Ellie Robinson, gold medallist on Friday, was fourth in the S6 50m freestyle and Ellie Simmonds was sixth, but will aim to add to her four Paralympic titles in longer-distance events before her third Games is up.