TONI Shaw became the first Scot on Team GB to secure a medal at the Tokyo Paralympics this morning.

Aberdeen-based Shaw, 18, won bronze in the women’s 400m freestyle - S9, and achieved a personal best time of 4:39:32.

Speaking to Channel 4 following the success, Shaw – who is marking her Paralympic debut – said she was “so happy”.

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"The biggest thank you to all my family and friends back in Aberdeen,” she told the broadcaster.

"It's been a different journey over the past year but without my coach, my team and my family I wouldn't be here."

Stewart Harris, chief executive of sportscotland, was thrilled will Shaw’s performance.

“To win bronze in her first ever Paralympic Games is a remarkable achievement and we are all so proud of her,” he said.