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Last Updated: Wednesday September 17 2008 06:21 GMT

Woods wins silver medal to keep

Shelly Woods

A paralympian who had to give back a silver medal when one of her races was re-run, has now won one she can keep.

Wheelchair racer Shelly Woods, who had to settle for bronze in the re-run of the 5,000 metres race, won a silver medal in the 1,500 metres on Tuesday.

But the 22-year-old narrowly missed out on a medal in the marathon, which began just 12 hours after her 1,500m final.

Shelly's first Paralympics have been a roller-coaster ride, but she said she was already looking forward to 2012.

"To win two medals at my first Paralympics is fantastic, beyond my wildest dreams, but I'm looking to London 2012," she said.

"My ambition now is to win a Paralympic gold medal - I want one of those. Hopefully in the next four years I'll get stronger, faster and a bit wiser."


Meanwhile, David Weir landed his second gold by winning the 1,500 metres wheelchair race and Mickey Bushell claimed silver in the 100 metres.

And there were bronze honours for sprinters Hazel Simpson and Ian Jones and the men's wheelchair basketball team.

The latest rush of medals for Paralympics GB has seen their total rise to 102 during the Games, leaving them second only to China in the medals table.