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Cornish Paralympian Breaks World Record

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5:53pm 30th August 2012
(Updated 5:53pm 30th August 2012)

Cornwall's Jonathan Fox has set a new world record at the Paralympics.

The St Stephen swimmer sailed through his heat in the S7 100 metres backstroke.

The 21 year old is hoping to turn his Beijing silver into Gold in Thursday evening's final.

Dad Eric says: "It's a lonely sport isn't it. Me and my wife Mary have sat by the pool many times in Newquay and just watched him swimming up and down constantly thinking 'How does he do it?'. But the rewards are there now.

"He was 17 in Beijing and he was the World Record holder in the 100 backstroke, but he was beaten, so fingers crossed it is Jonathan's turn this time"

Team GB are going for another record medal haul, with cyclist Sarah Storey grabbing the first gold in the individual pursuit and Mark Colbourne winning silver in the time trial.

It is thought our target is to win one medal an hour.

Torpoint table tennis star David Wetherill has won his first preliminary match against Italy's Raimondo Alecci and faces Germany's Thomasz Kusiak on Friday.

Ben Hall from Truro and the sitting volleyball team lost their first match against Russia; they face Egypt on Friday night.

5:53pm 30th August 2012

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