Hannah Cockroft
Cockroft secures another gold in Rio Getty

Dame Sarah Storey, Kadeena Cox and Hannah Cockroft have secured their second gold medals of the 2016 Rio Paralympics to help Great Britain surge past their medal haul of four years ago in London.

After a fine day six where Libby Clegg, Stephanie Millward and Matt Wylie secured three more golds in the space of 20 minutes to help lift this summer's overall tally to 120, Team GB won nine more golds in evening sessions on Wednesday.

Hannah Russell's gold in the S12 100m backstroke final took that to 43, bettering the performance in Beijing in 2008 and London 2012.

Storey began the day by taking Great Britain beyond the 34 golds won four years ago in the C5 road time trial. The 38-year-old had already become GB's most successful female Paralympian after winning the 12th gold medal of her career on the opening day in Rio in the C5 3,000m individual pursuit final, but added further gloss to her superb campaign. Steve Bate and Karen Darke also secured gold in their respective time trial events.

Wheelchair racer Cockroft meanwhile secured her second gold in the T34 400m with a new world record time of 58.78 seconds, with GB teammate Kare Adenegan clinching Bronze. Cockroft can add to her tally on Friday (16 September) when she takes part in the newly introduced T34 800m event.

Cox had already made history this summer in becoming the first Briton since 1988 to win medals in two different sports at the same competition, having won bronze in the T38 100m before adding cycling gold in the C4-5 500m time trial.

She returned to athletics on Wednesday to scoop her third medal of the games in the T38 400m.

Aaron Mores and Michael Jones took golds in the men's SB14 100m breaststroke and S7 400m freestyle events, seeing off GB teammates Scott Quinn and Jonathan Fox respectively into second place.

Sophie Wells stormed to victory in the Grade IV dressage individual championship.