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PARALYMPIC UPDATE: Claire wins first Paralympic silver
7:18pm Saturday 1st September 2012 in Local
KIDDERMINSTER swimming star Claire Cashmore tasted success in the Aquatics Centre at London 2012 by taking silver in the 100 SB8 breaststroke final.
She clinched her best Paralympic medal yet in a time of one minute and 20.39 seconds, a season's best for the Leeds-based Wyre Forest born Paralympian.
She finished second behind Russia's Olesya Vladykina, who set a world record of 1.17.17.
Despite winning her first silver medal, Cashmore was disappointed not to have won gold and is already looking toward the Rio Games in 2016.
Claire had previously won three bronzes at the Athens and Beijing Games.
She said: "It is such a fantastic feeling to win Paralympic silver. I want to feel it over and over again.
"I always want more, I wanted the gold but it's my first silver and I'll just have to move onto Rio and get the gold."