Fox, who has cerebral palsy, swam a slower time than he did in the heats but it was still enough to see him home in first place ahead of Ukraine’s Yevheniy Bohodayko and improve on the silver medal he won in the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. 

“When I turned  at 50m I was feeling good but the last 25 metres my legs blew up,” Fox said after the race. 

“You are always thinking in the back of our mind ‘I can see the guy in lane five coming back’ and you are dying inside and you just want to finish it.”

Medals were also won in the pool by Team GB’s Hannah Russell who won silver in the S12 400m and by Nyree Kindred who picked up second place in the S6 100m. 

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