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Michael McKillop was presented with his gold medal by his mother, Catherine after winning the men's 1500m - T37 final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Picture by Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE

Michael McKillop was presented with his gold medal by his mother, Catherine after winning the men's 1500m - T37 final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Picture by Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE

GLENGORMLEY athlete Michael McKillop has secured his place in the history books after winning two gold medals at the London Paralympic Games.

The 22-year-old won gold in the T37 class 1,500 metres race on Monday, just 48 hours after he took victory and smashed the world record in the 800m race on Saturday night.

As an added bonus - which came as a complete shock to him - the Paralympian was presented with his medal by his mother, Catherine in the Olympic Stadium on Monday night.

After winning gold in Beijing four years ago, his double success in London has been seen across the world as cementing his place among the world’s greatest.

Following his victory Michael was mobbed by hordes of fans outside the stadium.

He told the Times: “It hasn’t sunk in yet - it is totally unreal and beyond my wildest dreams.”

• Don’t miss four pages of coverage, including Michael’s reaction from the Olympic Village, in this week’s Times...

 
 
 

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