Mickey Bushell's parents brought to tears by crowd

Bushell's parents brought to tears by crowd
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Mickey Bushell's dad admits that the support for their son in the Olympic Stadium brought them to tears.

The parents of ParalympicsGB T53 100m sprinter Mickey Bushell have admitted that the support from the crowd for their son brought them to tears.

Bushell powered his way to gold earlier this evening to the roar of the crowd at the Olympic Stadium.

His father Pete has said that Bushell could not ask for anything more than to win gold in front of his home crowd.

"Despite the nerves, once out on track he said he knew it was just time to get on with it," BBC News quotes Pete Bushell as saying.

"The crowd was amazing, they got behind him and were just screaming as he came over the line.

"What more could you ask for, to win the Paralympic gold in front of your home crowd? I was in tears, my wife was in tears."

Bushell's gold was Britain's 19th so far in five Paralympics days.

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