STRATFORD-UPON-AVON’S Megan Giglia has won Team GB’s first gold medal of the 2016 Paralympic Games.

She beat American Jamie Whitmore this evening, Thursday, in the C1-3 3,000m.

The 31-year-old broke her own world record in her semi-final earlier in the day.

Megan Giglia from Stratford upon Avon pictured celebrating her gold medal for ParalympicsGB at the Rio Paralympic Games. Photo: onEdition
Megan Giglia from Stratford upon Avon pictured celebrating her gold medal for ParalympicsGB at the Rio Paralympic Games.                                                                                        Photo: onEdition

Giglia had a brain haemorrhage and stroke at the age of 27.

This year has seen her win two world titles.

Rower James Roe won gold at the London 2012 Paralympics and has two gold post boxes in his honour in Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon.