Britain’s first Paralympic champion Margaret Maughan dies aged 91

• Multi-eventer Maughan won medals at four different Games

• Teacher was paralysed from the waist down in a car accident

Britain’s first Paralympics gold medallist Margaret Maughan has died at the age of 91.

Maughan won gold in both archery and swimming at the 1960 Games in Rome, just a year after she was paralysed from the waist down after a car accident in Malawi, and went on to compete in four further Paralympics and win four more medals, including gold in lawn bowls at Arnhem in 1980.

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