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Paralympian Stephen Miller walks down aisle at wedding

Stephen Miller and Rachel Toland
Image caption Stephen Miller said it was a "proud moment"

A paralympic gold medallist who normally has to use a wheelchair was able to walk down the aisle at his wedding, following an operation.

Stephen Miller married his long-term girlfriend, Rachel Toland, in a ceremony at Gateshead's Hilton Hotel.

The 33-year-old discus thrower from Cramlington, Northumberland, who has cerebral palsy, had hip replacement surgery in October.

Speaking after the wedding, he described it as "a proud moment".

Mr Miller has won three gold medals, one silver and one bronze and has taken part in five Paralympics in London, Beijing, Athens, Sydney and Atlanta.

He postponed the surgery until he had competed in the London Paralympics.

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