Paralympics GB athletes have returned home 'victoRIOus' after touching down at Heathrow Airport loaded with medals.

The super humans lived up to the name, and created a special 'medal shake' with their haul of 147 medals which included 64 gold from Rio 2016, breaking the record from London four years ago and placing them second in the table.

Around 300 athletes arrived back to a hero's welcome at Terminal 5, on the same special British Airways gold-nose aircraft that brought Team GB home last month.

Among those shaking their medals were dressage rider Natasha Baker from Uxbridge and wheelchair tennis player, Andy Lapthorne from Hammersmith , as athletes were greeted to a rapturous reception in the VIP zone for friends and family.

Fans and athletes have sent messages celebrating the teams return using #BAckSupercharged, flooding social media sites including Twitter.

Councillor Dominic Gilham for West Drayton, Hillingdon, praised local athlete.

While Andy Lapthorne brought back plenty of memories from Rio 2016.

Also loaded onto flight BA2016 were some 585 items of equipment with the heaviest a hand bike weighing 32kg.

Other items included archery tackle, racing chairs, tennis chairs, throwing frames, leg bags, prosthetic bags, running blades, fencing foils, paddle tubes, solo bikes and tandem bikes. The heaviest piece of kit is a hand bike weighing 32kg.

Athletes were also treated to a slap-up three course in-flight meal and full English breakfast before landing.

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Alex Cruz, BA chairman and CEO, said: "We are honoured to be part of such a special moment of national pride and celebration.

"It has been a privilege to fly the athletes home from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

"I'd also like thank everyone across the airline who worked tirelessly for months to deliver a truly memorable homecoming that Team GB and ParalympicsGB so rightly deserve.

A heroes welcome home at Heathrow Airport for ParalympicsGB

Tim Hollingsworth, British Paralympic Association CEO, added: "The performance of Paralympics GB at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games has surpassed our expectations.

"It is right that our athletes return to the UK proud of their achievements and are celebrated by our partner British Airways, flying them home in style. It is the perfect ending to an incredible two weeks."