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Paralympics: Newquay Swimmer Goes for Gold

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 12:25pm 1st September 2012 (Updated 1:27pm 1st September 2012)

Cornwall clinches another Paralympic medal.

Truro's Gemma Prescott won bronze in the Club Throw on Saturday lunchtime.

Meantime, Newquay swimmer Matt Whorwood has qualified for the finals of the S6 400m Freestyle on Saturday night.

The Beijing bronze medalist came third in the heats on Saturday morning.

Sue Butler taught Matt to swim at Newquay Surf Life-Saving Club: "Matt started in the pool with us when he was about eight. He was really keen. Within the club we taught him to swim. In the events on the beach he was at a disadvantage but he always put in a hundred percent.

"I've sort of followed his progress over the years. I know the effort his mum and dad have had to put in, taking him to places like Sheffield to train. Matt's just, he's very laid back about it all but he has got that determination. I'm not surprised but I'm really pleased."

Cubert swimmer Ben Procter just missed out on a medal in the S14 100m backstroke on Friday night, after he finished fifth.

There was disappointment for Torpoint table tennis player David Wetherill too.

He missed out on a place in the Class 6 Singles quarter finals.

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