British champion Will Bayley in action.

Will Bayley produces brilliant celebration after winning gold in Rio

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World number one Will Bayley produced a brilliant celebration after winning gold in the men's singles class seven final at the Paralympics in Rio.

The 28-year-old managed to defeat the Brazilian Israel Stroh 11-9 5-11 11-4, despite the home crowd cheering on their countryman.

Bayley celebrated the victory in style by climbing onto the table at the end of the match to address the crowd with his arms up in the air.


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After getting down from the table, Bayley brilliantly hugged the match official after she gave him a yellow card for his celebration, which prompted cheers from the crowd.

Bayley's celebrations didn't stop there, however, and rightly so.

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He followed his hilarious hug given to the match official by jumping into the arms of his coach and shouted to the sky in joy.

You can see Bayley's celebrations in full in the video below.

Bayley posted two tweets onto his official Twitter account in the aftermath of his gold medal success, with the first stating how much of a special day it was, and the second an inspirational message about never giving up.

The 28-year-old from Tunbridge Wells claimed Great Britain's 24th gold of the Paralympics after his victory over the Brazilian.

Bayley was born with arthrogryposis, a congenital disorder that has affected all four of his limbs.

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Bayley was also diagnosed with lymphoma at the age of just seven and began playing table tennis shortly after recovering from chemotherapy.

After achieving a silver medal at London 2012, it is not surprising that Bayley was so overjoyed after winning gold in Rio to continue his inspirational story. 

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