Paralympic Champions collect Royal gongs

17 Feb 2017

Six Paralympic Champions visited Buckingham Palace to collect their New Year's honour from the Prince of Wales. 

Ellie Robinson, Hannah Russell, Susie Rodgers, Steph Millward, Alice Tai and Claire Cashmore will all visit the Palace to receive their MBEs having won gold in front of packed crowds in Rio.

Robinson won the S6 50m Butterfly after her now famous walk to poolside with her Dry Robe over her head. She finished her debut Paralympics with bronze in the S6 50m Freestyle. 

Double Paralympic Champion Russell showed her dominance to win both the S12 50m Freestyle and the S12 100m Backstroke. 

Rodgers won her gold in the S7 50m Butterfly. She also won two bronze medals in the S7 400m Freestyle and the S7 50m Freestyle. 

The women's 34 point 4x100m Medley Relay was one of the stand out performances of the Games as the quartet beat off Australis for victory. Tai, Cashmore and Millward were part of the squad that won the gold on the final day in Rio. 

Millward also won gold in the S8 100m Backstroke to add to her medal tally.