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PARALYMPICS: Millward signs off with fourth silver
STEPHANIE Millward rounded off her superb London 2012 with a fourth silver medal tonight.
The Corsham swimmer took her tally of Games medals to five as she helped Great Britain to second behind Australia in a dramatic women's 4x100m medley (34 point) relay.
The 30-year-old, swimming the butterfly on the third leg, handed over to teammate Louise Watkin with Britain in fourth place.
But in a superb blanket finish, Watkin stormed through, overhauling the Russian and American swimmers, only to lose out on the touch to Australian Jacqueline Freney by just three one-hundredths of a second, Freney winning her eighth gold medal of the Paralympics
Australia's time of 4:53.95 was a new Oceanic record, with Britain - also featuring Heather Frederiksen and Claire Cashmore - just behind in 4:53.98 andthe USA third in 4:54.13.
Millward said: "We really did want the gold so we're all going to cry later. The gold we thought was within our reach and it was about point-nothing away which was a shame.
"I'm quite happy. Second is nothing to be upset about really."
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