Oscar Pistorius has won his first individual gold medal of the Games in the T44 400m in a new Paralympic record time.

The South African, who had missed out on gold in two races already, called the win “a highlight of my life”.

On Sunday, Pistorius finished second behind Brazilian Alan Oliveira, prompting his now famous claims over competitors’ using longer blades.

On Thursday, Pistorius, known as Blade Runner, finished fourth in the 100m final – won in stunning fashion by British poster boy Jonnie Peacock.

Earlier, cyclist David Stone has claimed Britain’s 33rd gold of the Paralympics after successfully defending his road race title at Brands Hatch.

The 31-year-old, who won bronze in the mixed time trial, held off Italy’s Giorgio Farroni to take the chequered flag.

It was the third gold of his career after winning two in Beijing.