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Live Reporting

Marc Higginson

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  1. Goodnight!

    On that note, there's one last thing for me to say: well done Team GB, ParalympicsGB and the people of Manchester for a fantastic evening. And summer, of course.

    Now, it's time for the football. Head over here for Liverpool v Manchester United.

    Not a bad evening's entertainment, eh?


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    Luke Reddy

    BBC Sport in Manchester


    There's a lot of speed, power, talent and medals on that stage.

    As Rebecca Ferguson breaks into song, TeamGB and ParalympicsGB are swaying as one. Some unity to end. Lovely stuff.

  3. 'I wanted to carry on my two loves'


    Here's another TeamGB triathlete who was missing - Rio bronze medallist Vicky Holland - on why she loves the sport.

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    Video caption: 'I wanted to carry on my two loves'

    Find out how to get into triathlon here.

  4. Brotherly love?

    Brownlee brothers

    Britain’s triathlon brothers are on stage now and it’s the killer question for two super-competitive siblings - do you like him?

    Ali Browntree: “Most of the time but sometimes we don’t get on that well. We’re used to it, we’ve done it since we were five, six years old. It’s still the same thing, you just want to beat your brother.”

    Jonny Brownlee: “No.”

    A grinning Jonny has some kinder words for big bro when asked about their recent race in Mexico, when Alistair helped his exhausted younger sibling to cross the line.

    “It’s a weird situation when you become more well know for losing a race rather than winning, but it was good for the sport - and it made Alistair look good!”

  5. Taekwondo's medal heroes

    Team GB Taekowndo
  6. Max treats the Manchester crowd to some moves

    Max Whitlock
  7. Remember the moment?

    Farah does it again

    For years we wondered if a Briton could even get near the medals over long distances at major championships, such was the dominance of African athletes.

    And then came Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah. Now, Great Britain simply refers to him as Mo.

    In Rio he dazzled, just as in London four years earlier. A double double? No problem.

  8. Stubborn Kadeena

    Kadeena Cox

    "She had the broadest smile imaginable on the medal podium, knowing her stubbornness had earned her a place in the Paralympic history books."

    BBC Sport's Elizabeth Hudson was on the ground in Rio to watch Kadeena Cox win medals in two Paralympic sports and told us that the athlete's mother puts "being stubborn" down as a critical quality her daughter possessed when chasing glory.

    You can read more tales in our run-down of the best 2016 Paralympic moments. Just click here.

  9. Remember when...


    Team GB's Justin Rose scored the first hole in one in Olympic history on his way to becoming golf's first Olympic champion since 1904.

  10. The PM applauds the nation's sporting heroes

    Prime Minister Theresa May
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    Meet Jackie, Maxine and Susan, all from Blackpool on a day trip and in their words, with a determination to "thank" the athletes.

    "We followed the parade, they were all lovely," says Jackie on the left.

    "I loved the Olympics, I couldn't stop watching. I don't think I spoke to my husband for two weeks."

    Manchester parade
  14. Ellie's off backpacking

    Ellie Simmonds

    Ellie Simmonds might be a familiar face after winning five Paralympic gold medals but at just 21 years old, she is not done yet.

    “My aim is to be in Tokyo,” she says, “I’m just going to see each year as it comes. I’m going to take a bit of a break now, I want to go travelling and see the world, and hopefully represent my country again in Tokyo.

    “The pressure that we had in London was huge, so Rio was quite relaxed. I’d achieved my dream of getting a gold medal, now I’ve got five, so I’m really happy.”

    And the next challenge is just a few weeks away when she sets off on a new adventure.

    “I’m going to San Francisco, Mexico and San Diego – me on my own with my little backpack, seeing the world a little bit!”

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    Taekwondo star Jade Jones is asked by Mark Chapman why she's nicknamed 'The Headhunter'.

    Jones jokes: "Because I like kicking people in the head."

    There's more to the sport than that. And Jones is a hero having successfully defended her gold medal from London 2012. Go Jade!

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    Fifteen-year-old Ellie Robinson is now being interviewed. I imagine she had to clock off school early today. How good must that feel? To walk out of double maths because you're due to be paraded in front of thousands of adoring fans. Hero.

    Ellie Robinson
  17. All smiles from the GB hockey girls

    Team GB Hockey
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    Rowing's golden girl Katherine Grainger asked the crowd to chuck her a gold bowler hat. They obliged, and made an Olympian very happy indeed.

    Helen Glover