Sunderland’s Matt Wylie claims Paralympic gold

Matt Wylie celebrates in Rio
Matt Wylie celebrates in Rio
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City of Sunderland’s Matt Wylie is the Paralympic swimming champion!

The 19-year-old from Washington won tonight’s S9 50m final in Rio to claim gold.

Matt Wylie

Matt Wylie

Wylie had qualified as the fastest swimmer this afternoon and triumphed tonight in 25.95 seconds.

It was an incredibly tight finish but Wylie clinched it to join the ranks of British gold medallists.