Jones revels in Paralympic experience
Jamie Carter has enjoyed his Paralympic debut
Two of Great Britain's youngest athletes reflected with pride on a first Paralympic Games to remember after their final races at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday.
Eighteen-year-old Rhys Jones and Jamie Carter, 17, brought the curtain down on the biggest week of their careers in front of yet another near packed house in sun-drenched Stratford.
Neither athlete, both of whom have cerebral palsy, was able to progress, Jones finishing fifth in his T37 100m heat and wheelchair racer Carter sixth in the T34 100m first round.
But they reached their respective 200m finals earlier in the week and are now eager to build on their baptisms of fire.
Jones said: "I just loved every minute of it. I am emotional now. I feel like I want to cry. I had 80,000 people cheering for me and I am never going to get that again in my life. This has just been amazing. It's all building blocks for Rio (in 2016) now."
Carter has been guided by David Weir's coach Jenny Archer for the past year, with Weir himself, who will look to collect his four gold medal of the Games in the marathon on Sunday, available with advice.
Carter said: "They've been giving me little tips and tricks. Dave comes to the training and takes five minutes out of his session to work with you. That just proves how dedicated he is to the junior athletes as well. To see him with those three golds is amazing. I have probably lost a bit of energy screaming at the TV. But that's all part of it."
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