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Summary

  1. GB extend medal tally to 126 - six more than London 2012
  2. Swimming: Women's 4x100m relay team win gold to round off fantastic evening
  3. Archery: Walker triumphs in individual compound W1
  4. Athletics: Cockroft wins T34 800m, Adenegan takes bronze
  5. Wheelchair tennis: Reid beats Hewett in all-British singles final
  6. Equestrian: Baker wins her third gold medal of the Games
  7. GB win four golds in day nine's afternoon session

Live Reporting

By Nate Williams and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and goodbye

That brings a golden conclusion to another magical day of competition.

Thank you as always for joining us and don't forget to come back later on. It will be the last full day of action and there are still plenty of medal chances for GB athletes across the various sports. In fact, there are 56 gold medals up for grabs on day 10.

Among those in action on Saturday are Dame Sarah Storey, Adam Bate and Steve Duggleby, Lora Turnham, Corrine Hall, Jo Frith, Jess Stretton, Vicky Jenkins, John Walker, Ollie Hynd, Hannah Russell, Abby Kane, Paul Blake and Jade Jones.

Get some rest, and we will see you soon. Bye for now.

Sarah Storey
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The total keeps moves up

The golds keep on coming, as ParalympicsGB continue to amaze us with their performances.

Second place overall in the medal table looks almost a certainty with only one full day of competition left. That is now 58 gold medals for Great Britain. In a total of 126.

Medal table
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'I have never screamed so much'

Great Britain win women's 4x100m medley -34pts final

The happiest women in Rio tonight may well be the British women's 4x100 medley team, who have just won relay gold in the -34pts final.

Steph Millward, who swam the last leg, told Channel 4: "I was very confident and I had seen how well they had swam and I thought 'I'm going to kill myself to make sure we win this'.

Steph Slater, on leg three, added: "It was touch and go whether I would make these Games and to finish off with these girls and get the gold and world record I can't believe it."

Claire Cashmore, finally a Paralympic gold medallist in her fourth Games, said: "I don't know whether to laugh or cry. That last leg I was screaming so hard. It was a great team." 

Alice Tai added: "I'm so, so lucky to be part of this relay. I love all of these girls. I never screamed so much."

Alice Tai and Claire Cashmore
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All smiles

Paralympic Dressage

Seven golds and four silvers have come from the British equestrian team, who won a medal in every competition they entered. What a collective performance.

THE GOLDEN GIRLS! Team #GOLD for the @ParalympicsGB equestrian team, UNDEFEATED! 👏 #Supercharge

THE GOLDEN GIRLS! Team #GOLD for the @ParalympicsGB equestrian team, UNDEFEATED! 👏 #Supercharge

Gold medal - Great Britain

Women's 4x100m medley -34pts final

Great Britain's quartet of Alice Tai, Claire Cashmore, Steph Slater and Steph Millward take gold, and in a world record time.

What a performance from the quartet, they were second at the halfway point, before Steph Slater took Britain ahead and Millward then held off the challenge of 400m freestyle S8 gold medallist Lakeisha Patterson as Australia had to settle for the silver.

Cashmore's gold medal is the first of her career after two silvers and a bronze in London 2012 and then another silver earlier on in Rio.

Steph Millward
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Paralympic Swimming

Steph Millward dives into the pool with Great Britain leading in the women's 4x100m medley 34pts final. Can this be gold for Great Britain?

4x100 medley 34pts
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Paralympic Swimming

Great Britain are second after the first two legs of the relay in the women's 4x100m medley 34 pts final. Alice Tai started off for GB, before Claire Cashmore took over.

Alice Tai
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'I've now achieved everything in the sport'

Paralympic Table Tennis

British table tennis player Will Bayley, who has won a men's singles gold medal in the class 7 event and helped Great Britain to a team bronze in the classes 6-8 competition, has just posted a heartfelt message on Twitter.

He is 28 years old, and questions whether he will be competing in Japan in four years' time.

Thanks for everything guys. Job is done here. 👊

Thanks for everything guys. Job is done here. 👊

Can anyone stand in GB's way?

Women's 4x100m medley (00:43 BST)

It's been quite a successful games for the members of Britain's relay team individually. 

Steph Millward won gold, Steph Slater collected a silver and the youngest member, Alice Tai, bagged a bronze at the age of 17, while Claire Cashmore also picked up a silver.

Steph Slater
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Millward is the oldest member at 34 but she will be counting on her younger team mates, Claire Cashmore, 28, and Tai, 17,  to bring home the gold and hopefully better the world record the GB team set in Montreal three years ago.  

Can they blow away the competition with a faster time? Let's find out. 

Alice Tai and her bronze
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World record - Wengpan Huang (CHN)

Men's SM3 150m individual medley

China's Wengpan Huang sets a new world best time of 2:40.19, although he was pushed late on by a late challenge from Ukraine's Dmytro Vynohadrets who clocks a new European record to go with his silver medal at 2:40.75. 

China's Jianping Du fights through the water to get bronze 12 seconds later. 

And it's a sixth place finish for the remarkable Mexican marvel Arnulfo Castorena. He begged on the streets of Guadalajara and then reached the Paralympic podium in 2000, but this will surely be his last Games at the age of 38. 

Men's SM3 150m individual medley
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But is it really a successful Games just yet?

Nick Hope

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

Make no mistake it is a great achievement by ParalympicsGB to beat their London 2012 medal of 120 in Rio.

However, at the risk of making myself rather unpopular... we need to acknowledge that Russia are not here. It's not like in the Olympics where the nation's numbers were reduced by bans, the Paralympic Olympic Committee [IPC] blocked Russia's entire delegation from participating in the Games.

Rightly or wrongly that ruled out the nation who finished second on the medal table at London 2012 with 36 gold medals and 102 honours in total.

UK Sport set their medal targets prior to the announcement that Russia would not be taking part in the Paralympics and arguably should have revised their targets.

I'm not saying we shouldn't celebrate the achievements of ParalympicsGB at all - they have been brilliant - but I think a true measure of success would be whether they can hit 145-150+ medals.

Hannah Cockroft
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More success to come

Elizabeth Hudson

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

The British Paralympic Association said frequently in the build up to Rio that the team travelling to the Games would be the best prepared team ever and no stone was left unturned in terms of readiness to compete.

Good form across many of the sports in the four-year cycle from London and success at World and European level meant plenty of medals were expected across the 19 sports in which GB have taken part in Rio.

The UK Sport medal target of 121 medals, one more than London, always looked achieveable, especially as it was decided before Russia were banned from the Games, but the fact that it was easily surpassed with a full day of competition still to go, is surprising.

And with the likes of swimmers Ollie Hynd and Bethany Firth, cycling star Dame Sarah Storey (pictured) and double-chasing athlete Paul Blake still to come on Saturday, the run of success is set to continue.

Dame Sarah Storey
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'Nothing short of sensational'

ParalympicsGB were set a target of 121 medals at this Games, which they achieved earlier tonight. Sports Minister Tracey Crouch is pleased. She said: "ParalympicsGB's performance in Rio has been nothing short of sensational.

"Our athletes’ record breaking medal haul has made the nation proud and I congratulate them and all at UK Sport and the BPA (British Paralympic Association) for what they have achieved. Paralympians are testament to how people can overcome adversity, succeed and become champions. 

"Backed by National Lottery and Government funding, ParalympicsGB has shown that our country's approach to elite sport is up there with the very best in the world. I know the team will have a wonderful reception when they arrive back home."

Hannah Cockroft and Kare Adenegan
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Hannah Cockroft (left) and Kare Adenegan won gold and bronze respectively in the women's 800m T34 event earlier tonight.

'To surpass the medal target is incredible'

The target was 121 medals for Great Britain, the current total is 125. With another full day of competition to come, and a few events on Sunday.

Tim Hollingsworth, chief executive of the British Paralympic Assocation, said: "We are very proud of the performance of ParalympicsGB. To surpass the medal target is incredible, this is down to the hard work and dedication of the athletes, the support team behind them and the team supporting them here in Rio.

"It is not a fluke. We understand what it takes to win and that to do so takes great partnership across the system. We worked closely with UK Sport, the Home Countries Institutes, governing bodies and with the fantastic support of Government and the National Lottery to ensure athletes and this team are best prepared.

"We knew Rio 2016 would be the most competitive yet so to match that with our own highly competitive performances is fantastic. We hope it will provide the inspiration in the UK and globally to inspire a better world for disabled people."

Medal table
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This is how the medal table stands at the moment

'It means I'm not the only one'

#GetInspired

Newsround asked some disabled children for their views about the Rio Paralympics

The Rio Paralympics have been a massive success for ParalympicsGB - but what has it meant to children with disabilities in the UK?

Well, who better to ask than the children themselves?

If you want to find out more about disability sport click here - or find inclusive options on our full list of guides.

From homeless Mexican to Paralympic success

Arnulfo Castorena in SM3 150m medley (00:19 BST)

If anyone deserves a medal for just getting to the Paralympics, Mexico's Arnulfo Castorena would be a top contender. 

Castorena, 38, was outcast because of his condition when he was born with deformed limbs. His mother died when he was 12 and his father abandoned him soon after, leaving him with brothers that made fun of him. 

Castorena was forced to leave home and beg on the streets of Guadalajara until he met his aunt, who encouraged him to swim and at the Sydney 2000 Paralympics, he became a Paralympic champion. 

He swims his last race tonight. It's hard-hitting stuff when you think about the adversity this man has overcome to get to this point. Simply inspiring. 

Arnulfo Castorena
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Dias 'found another gear'

Mullen wins silver in Men's 50m Backstroke - S5

Graham Edmunds

Paralympic swimming gold medal winner on BBC Radio 5 live

That was a really, really good race. I was hoping Andrew Mullen would keep up. But the last 25 metres Dias found another gear. It's unbelievable.

'It has got better and better'

Paralympic swimming: Andrew Mullen wins silver in men's S5 backstroke final

Some quotes from Great Britain's Andrew Mullen, who claims a silver medal in the men's S5 50m backstroke final.

"It was a sensational crowd, it has been fantastic every night I have raced," Mullen tells Channel 4.

"Every night I have raced it has got better and better and I have really enjoyed it.

"It was a great swim from (gold medallist) Daniel (Dias). This has been fantastic, it has been my first overseas games and I have thoroughly enjoyed ever moment so I can't complain."

Dias and Mullen
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Silver medal - Andrew Mullen (GB)

Men's S5 50m backstroke

A great start from Andrew Mullen, before Daniel Dias storms clear to take the gold.

But the 19-year-old Scot holds on for a silver to go with the bronze he picked up in the men's 200m freestyle S5.

Mullen was named Disability Swimmer of the Year by Scottish Swimming in both 2013 and 2015. He is certainly going to be a contender again for their next award.

Andrew Mullen
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Gold medal - Daniel Dias (BRA)

Men's S5 50m backstroke

Phenomenal strength from the Brazilian home favourite to win by a clear body length. 

He was neck and neck with Britain's Andrew Mullen over the first 15m but he found a second gear to pull clear and secure his fourth gold medal in 35.40 seconds. 

The crowd in the aquatics centre really adore this man as he splashes the water in celebration to a booming echo of cheers from his home crowd. 

And who could blame them when Dias is leading his country's success? He now has 21 medals and 14 of them are gold. Amazing effort. 

Daniel Dias celebrates
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'Tokyo, I'm coming for you'

Alfie Hewett wins silver in the wheelchair tennis men's singles

Silver medal singles! Making that 2 silvers at my first games. It's been a dream Rio. Tokyo I'm coming for you🏅

Silver medal singles! Making that 2 silvers at my first games. It's been a dream Rio. Tokyo I'm coming for you🏅

Russell happy with bronze

Paralympic swimming: Hannah Russell third in 100m freestyle S13

BBC Radio 5 live

Hannah Russell won bronze in the 100m freestyle S13, and on Saturday will race in the 50m freestyle S12 heats.

She said on BBC Radio 5 live: "I was hoping to go a bit quicker. But a bronze is a bronze and I should be happy.

"I've been told that if I'd swum my personal best I'd have won gold. It's quite hard to hear. I have to see where I can improve.

"I've been focusing on myself I didn't acknowledge what the others were doing. I enjoy the competition going up a class. It's a good battle between all of us. 

"Whatever happens tomorrow, as long as I do a personal best I'll be happy with that. That's my aim."

Paralympic Athletics

Men's 100m T54 heats

It is bad news for Great Britain's Richard Chiassaro in the men's 100m T54 heats.

He could only come third in his heat, missing out on automatic qualification. He had to wait to see if he was one of two fastest losers, but he wasn't so misses out on a spot in the final.

Richard Chiassaro
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Paralympic Swimming

Men's 50m backstroke S5 final (23:51 BST)

Daniel Dias came into the Paralympics and was expected to be one of the stars of the Brazilian team. And he has certainly not let anyone down.

He has won two gold medals, three silvers and a bronze already. He is hoping to add to that tally tonight in the men's 50m backstroke S5 final. Great Britain's Andrew Mullen is one of the swimmers hoping to deny him.

Want to know Dias' overall Paralympic record? Check this out and be amazed.

Gold: 12.

Silver: Six.

Bronze: Two.

Total: 20. Yes, that is TWENTY Paralympic medals in his career. Outstanding.

Daniel Dias
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Russell 'not as fast as in the morning'

Hannah Russell takes bronze in Women's 100m freestyle S13 final

Graham Edmunds

Paralympic swimming gold medal winner on BBC Radio 5 live

Unfortunately for her she didn't go as fast as she did this morning. She really needed to up her game this evening.

What's happening is they're trying too hard in the morning to get those good positions. And then they're quite exhausted.

Paralympic Swimming

Hannah Russell wins bronze in the women's S13 100m freestyle

Great Britain's Hannah Russell, a bronze medallist in the women's S13 100m freestyle, tells Channel 4: "I was happy with that performance, there was a false start at the beginning and I had to compose myself.

"It is hard but you have to expect these things to happen so you have to be mentally prepared.

"Tomorrow I have the 50 freestyle and I enjoy that so hopefully I will finish on a high."

Hannah Russell
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Bronze medal - Hannah Russell

Women's S13 100m freestyle

That was a fast start from Britain's Hannah Russell but perhaps it was too quick as she falls back into third to claim a bronze medal. 

The 20 year-old was first at the turn after a phenomenal start to be stroke for stroke with world record holder Anna Stetsenko. 

And it's Stetsenko who finds that extra breath to touch the wall first in 59.19 seconds and American Rebecca Meyers follows to take second. 

Russell holds on to ensure a podium finish adding a bronze medal to the gold she won in the 100m backstroke earlier this week. 

Women's S13 100m freestyle
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Gold medal - Ihar Boki (Belarus)

Men's S13 100m freestyle

Ihar Boki is in his element in this Rio pool as he defends his title in this event. 

That's five Paralympic golds for this Belarusian as he blitzes past the rest of the field in a new Paralympic record of 50.90 seconds. 

Ukrainians Iaroslav Denysenko and Maksym Veraska complete the podium for silver and bronze two seconds later. 

Awesome swim from the young 22-year-old Paralympic champion. 

Ihar Boki in action
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Paralympic Athletics

Men's 100m T54 heats

Great Britain's Richard Chiassaro faces a nervous wait to see if he will advance in the men's 100m T54 competition.

He finishes third in his heat, but only the top two are guaranteed a place in the final.

Chiassaro, 34, will be hoping his time of 14.83 seconds is good enough to claim one of the two fastest loser spots.

'I was relaxed'

Boccia player David Smith wins BC1 mixed individual gold

BBC Radio 5 live

David Smith
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David Smith, a bronze and silver medallist in 2012, won BC1 mixed individual boccia gold earlier today after beating Dutchman Daniel Perez.

Smith said on BBC Radio 5 live: "It was a bit surreal and the standard of the sport is ridiculous. The crowd were adding to that as well. 

"The energy I’ve put in to stay above water is amazing. Yesterday was a huge test as I had the world number one in the quarter-final and I'm not sure how I came out of that.

"Today I was a bit more relaxed because I knew I had the medal in the bag. I did what I needed to do. The game wasn’t as good as I expected. I wanted to score more points but 5-0 will do."

A golden double for Hannah Russell?

Paralympic swimming: Women's S13 100m freestyle (23:31 BST)

Hannah Russell has already made a good splash in Rio with a world record and a gold medal to her name in the S12 100m backstroke. 

And she's not far off a repeat performance in the S13 category after clocking almost 60 seconds dead in this morning's heat. 

But she will face tough compeition from Ukraine's Anna Stetsenko, who is the world record holder at 58.05 seconds, and the USA's Rebecca Meyers, who has three gold medals on her bedside table. 

But Russell won't care about those stats because before Rio, she set herself a target of a golden double. And she has the chance to fulfill that promise next. 

Hannah Russell
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I got a Tom, so I'm happy - Greaves

Dan Greaves wins bronze in F44 discus

BBC Radio 5 live

Britain's Dan Greaves won a bronze medal earlier in the F44 and he says he wanted to throw better but he's delighted that he'll be going home with a medal and a Rio mascot toy named Tom. 

He told BBC Radio 5 live: "I've been throwing 62 or 63 metres all week so I'm a bit disappointed I didn't throw better tonight. 

"But it's whoever performs on the day and I just wanted to medal, get a Tom (Rio mascot) and go home."

"That's all I wanted. I threw for a Tom. I got one so I'm happy." 

Tom
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Medallists get a cuddly toy version of 'Tom', the Paralympic mascot. You get a different coloured gift, depending on what colour medal you pick up.

'My best ever Paralympics'

Dan Greaves wins men's discus F44 bronze

BBC Radio 5 live

Dan Greaves with Jeanette Kwayke
BBC Sport

Britain's Dan Greaves won bronze in the men's discus throw F44 final, making it a fifth medal in as many Paralympic games.

Greaves said on BBC Radio 5 live: "I can't quite believe it. I came into the competition ranked fourth. I knew my capabilities and I knew I could push the guys.

"It's my best-ever Paralympic performance this throw of 59.57m. I would have liked to push the 60m barrier. But it was a great competition, the crowd were electric. Hopefully they enjoyed it."

'Weir has not let his country down'

GB missed 4x400m final qualification

Tanni Grey-Thompson

11-time Paralympic champion on BBC Radio 5 live

Earlier today, GB's 4x400m T53/54 quartet of David Weir, Moatez Jomni, Nathan Maguire, and Richard Chiassaro missed qualification for the final, with the athletes seemingly unsure at the time about the required benchmark

I don't think we are any clearer about what happened. British Athletics said the athletes knew what they had to do. But when they came off they thought they'd done enough.

What they had to do was absolutely win the second heat to guarantee it. It's not the easiest to work out lap times. The changeovers make it complicated. It's really disappointing.

The upsetting bit is Dave's statement where he feels he's let his country down. I don't believe it. I've never seen him do anything but 100%. It's not the way anybody would have wanted him to end his career at Paralympic level.

David Weir
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Weir a 'national treasure'

David Weir eyeing first Rio gold

BBC Radio 5 live

David Weir, who announced his retirement from the track after Rio 2016, has not won a medal at this Paralympics, but has one last chance in the men's T54 marathon on Sunday.

Men's 200m individual medley - SM6 gold-medal winning swimmer Sascha Kindred, speaking on BBC Radio 5 live, says: "Weir is a national treasure. It didn’t come together for him in Rio.

"Whatever he decides to do next, I'm sure he'll raise his performance in the marathon. Everyone will remember him for the success he’s had over the years."

Gold medal - John Walker (GB)

Paralympic archery: Men's individual W1

Another gold for Great Britain. That is number 57.

And it comes in the archery as John Walker defeats David Drahoninsky of the Czech Republic 141-139 in the final of the men's individual W1 event.

Walker, 42 was inspired to take up archery after seeing the USA’s armless archer Matt Stutzman in action at London 2012.

The Brit, whose nickname is 'Whiskey', won individual silver medal at the 2015 world championships and also has another chance of Rio glory as he will be in the team event later this weekend.

And it's #archery GOOOOLLLDD for @JohnSWalker900! #Supercharge 🏹

And it's #archery GOOOOLLLDD for @JohnSWalker900! #Supercharge 🏹

Wheelchair Tennis

Jordanne Whiley is heading back to Great Britain, with a special souvenir in her hand luggage - after a bronze in the women's doubles with Lucy Shuker.

Happy to be coming home with one of these beauties. 😘
Happy to be coming home with one of these beauties. 😘
Happy to be coming home with one of these beauties. 😘

Happy to be coming home with one of these beauties. 😘

Bronze medal - Dan Greaves

Men's F44 Discus

Dan Greaves doesn't get the medal upgrade he wanted as he falls back onto the bronze medal step. 

Greaves won silver in this event in London four years ago but his throw of 59.57m just helps him onto the podium this time behind a world record throw. 

American David Blair beats his own personal best to extend the world record to 64.11m on his third attempt to take home the gold with Trinidad's Akeem Stewart settling for silver with a best of 61.72m. 

David Blair sets a new world record
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Equestrian stars

GB win equestrian team event

Nick Hope

BBC Sport's Paralympics reporter in Rio

The ParalympicsGB equestrian line-up have won medals in every event they entered in Rio, claiming 11 medals in total to match their haul from London 2012.

Four years ago they won five golds, five silvers and one bronze, in Rio they secured seven gold and four silver medals.

The squad - from left to right - of Lee Pearson, Sophie Wells, Natasha Baker, Anne Dunham and Sophie Christiansen have certainly done their bit towards helping ParalympicsGB achieve their target of 121 medals in Rio.

ParalympicsGB equestrian team
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