Williams scoops maiden Paralympics medal
Carmarthen's Claire Williams won her first Paralympic medal at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday.
The 24-year-old, competing in her third Paralympic Games, won bronze in the women's discus event for F11/12 competitors.
She threw 39.63m to finish just behind Tang Hongxia of China, with Tang's compatriot Zhang Liangmin winning with a 40.13m effort.
Williams was well down the field after her initial 33.91m throw, but then hit top form with three consistent efforts.
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She threw 39.12m in the second round, which was good enough to lead the competition until Zhang's fourth-round effort.
None of Zhang's other throws were longer than Williams, who looked good for silver when she produced her best effort in the fourth round.
But Tang responded in the fifth and penultimate round, her 39.91m effort being more than two metres further than she had gone up to that point.
Williams tried to respond in the final round, but her throw of 33.68m was her worst of the competition.
Both of the Chinese women produced personal bests to claim their medals.
She beat Germany's Siena Christen by more than a metre to secure bronze.
Williams, who competes for Carmarthen & District Harriers, had finished fifth in both the Athens and Beijing Paralympics.