PARALYMPICS: Stephanie completes silver hat-trick

This Is Wiltshire: Stephanie Millward (left) with 200m individual medley winner Natalie Du Toit and bronze medallist Louise Watkin Stephanie Millward (left) with 200m individual medley winner Natalie Du Toit and bronze medallist Louise Watkin

CORSHAM swimmer Stephanie Millward completed a hat-trick of silver medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games tonight as she finished second in the women's SM9 200m individual medley at the Aquatics Centre.

Millward, 30, again finished behind South Africa's Paralympic legend Natalie Du Toit, who claimed the 13th gold medal of her career, the Wiltshire swimmer taking her overall medal tally at the Games to four.

Having lost out to Du Toit in the S9 400m freestyle on Tuesday, Millward pushed her rival hard this time, leading the race briefly at halfway before Du Toit pulled clear to win in 2:34.22.

The Wiltshire competitor was two seconds back in 2:36.21, with Louise Watkin and Claire Cashmore completing a British 2-3-4.

Millward said: "It was so nice having Natalie right next door to me. I could see exactly what she was up to. It was so exciting."

The success added to Millward's haul which includes two silvers in the 400m freestyle and 100m backstroke and a bronze as part of the 4x100m freestyle (34 point) relay.

She will swim the butterfly leg for Great Britain in the 4x100m medley (34 point) relay tomorrow in an attempt to win her fifth medal of the Games.

Trowbridge teenager Aaron Moores finished sixth in his second final of the Paralympics, the SB14 100m breaststroke, tonight.

The 18-year-old won a silver medal in the S14 100m backstroke last week.

NEWS OF AND REACTION TO THE PARALYMPIC GAMES SUCCESS OF MILLWARD AND TROWBRIDGE'S AARON MOORES IN FRIDAY'S WILTSHIRE TIMES

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