South Tyneside swimmer Josef Craig makes Paralympics final

South Tyneside swimmer Josef Craig's dream of a second Paralympics medal is alive and kicking.

Thursday, 8th September 2016, 1:28 pm
Updated Monday, 12th September 2016, 4:56 pm
Josef Craig in action today in the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio. Pic: PA.

He competed today in the first heat of the Men's 400m Freestyle S8 at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio.

The 19-year-old from Jarrow finished second in his heat, in 4 minutes 34 seconds exactly, and his time was the fourth-fastest overall.

That was enough to earn him a place in the final, which is at 9.45pm tonight.

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Josef trains at the City of Sunderland Amateur Swimming Club.

The race will be screened live on Channel 4's coverage of the Paralympics.