Athletics - Pearson wants golden double at Rio 2016

Paralympic champion Josie Pearson insists her London 2012 gold-medal winning triumph still hasn't sunk in but that isn't stopping her from aiming to double her success from last summer.

Athletics - Pearson wants golden double at Rio 2016

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Josie Pearson competes in the Paralympics

The 27-year-old was one of seven British track and field athletes to win gold at Paralympics, claiming the F51-52-53 discus crown in impressive style in London.

Pearson, who became the first woman to represent Britain in wheelchair rugby at Beijing 2008, set a new word record of 6.58m on the way to winning gold by almost 300 points.

Her success is still to properly register and Pearson's gold medal has to be kept in her handbag such is the demand for those who see her to catch a glimpse of it.

However Pearson wants to take her Paralympic gold medal tally to three at the Rio Games in 2016, revealing she aims to be just as good at the club throw as the discus.

"It is crazy because you think that is the pinnacle of most sports, the Olympics or Paralympics," said Pearson, who finished fifth in the club at London 2012.

"To know that you are the best of the best, it's a bit surreal. It has not really sunk in. I don't know when it will sink in. I think it will always be a bit surreal.

"It's never going to happen in my lifetime again. To be at the right stage in my career and to be on that podium. It was really special.

"Having a home crowd as well, that support, knowing that 80,000 people are cheering for you and willing you to do your best. We're never going to get that again, certainly not in Brazil.

"But I do another event called the club, which is a Paralympic throwing event. I hope to get a gold medal in that and come back as a double gold medallist, instead of just getting the one."

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