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Last Updated: Sunday September 14 2008 11:03 GMT

Weir gets gold medal after all

David Weir

British athlete David Weir has had his T54 800m Paralympic gold medal returned to him after officials changed their mind about repeating the race

Weir had secured Team GB's first gold on the track after triumphing in the race on Saturday.

But Australia protested about who ran in which lane and a re-run was ordered before the decision was overturned.

After hearing he had got his gold medal back he said: "I am very happy and relieved."

"I would like to thank everyone who has helped to overturn the decision to re-run the race. It has been a very difficult 12 hours but I now have the gold medal that I have worked so hard for and can focus on my remaining two events."