While many of us relaxed over the long weekend, three British Columbians pushed themselves to taste victory at London's Paralympic Games.

Twenty-year-old Brianna Nelson won two silver medals; one in the women's 200-metre individual medley and the other in the 50-metre butterfly.

Nelson, who suffers from cerebral palsy, hails from Calgary but trains at Saanich Commonwealth Place in Greater Victoria, B.C., according to a press release. This is her second Paralympic Games.

First time's a charm

Twenty-year-old Nathan Stein of Maple Ridge, B.C. won silver in the men's S10 50-metre butterfly.

"I mean, holy smokes - first Paralympics, you can't ask for more than that, right," Stein told Postmedia News.

Since the age of 12, Stein has undergone 11 surgeries on his leg after he was diagnosed with Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) of the knee.

Golden girl

Wheelchair racer Michelle Stilwell defended her title from the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing and captured gold in the women's T52 200-metre race. This is her third Paralympic Games and her fourth gold medal overall.

Stilwell won gold in Beijing in the women's 10-metre and 200-metre races and was a member of the golden Canadian wheelchair basketball team in Sydney.

The 38-year-old Paralympic veteran from Nanoose Bay, B.C. became a quadriplegic as a teenager after she fell off a friend's back.

Stilwell's win stems from a family effort. Her husband and son moved to Australia for three months to ensure Stilwell received all the necessary training in preparation for London. Her husband Mark quit his job as a computer programmer to home-school their autistic son Kai, reports The Globe and Mail.

And how does a champion nicknamed "The Mastermind" celebrate a victory?

“I’m going to go spend the evening with my family," Stilwell told the Globe. "I'm going to stay out of the village tonight and have some relaxing time."

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    LONDON, ENGLAND 02/09/2012 - Brianna Nelson wins a silver medal in 200m Individual Medley at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Aquatics Centre. Photo courtesy of Ian Macnicol / <a href="http://www.paralympic.ca/" target="_hplink">Canadian Paralympic Committee - Comité paralympique canadien</a>

  • Brianna Nelson

    LONDON, ENGLAND 02/09/2012 - Brianna Nelson wins a silver medal in 200m Individual Medley at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Aquatics Centre. Photo courtesy of Ian Macnicol / <a href="http://www.paralympic.ca/" target="_hplink">Canadian Paralympic Committee - Comité paralympique canadien</a>

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    LONDON, ENGLAND 01/09/2012 - Michelle Stilwell competes in the 200m T52 Final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Olympic Stadium. Photo courtesy of Phillip MacCallum / <a href="http://www.paralympic.ca/" target="_hplink">Canadian Paralympic Committee - Comité paralympique canadien</a>

  • Michelle Stilwell

    LONDON, ENGLAND 01/09/2012 - Michelle Stilwell celebrates her Gold Medal performance in the 200m T52 Final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Olympic Stadium. Photo courtesy of Phillip MacCallum / <a href="http://www.paralympic.ca/" target="_hplink">Canadian Paralympic Committee - Comité paralympique canadien</a>

  • Nathan Stein

    LONDON, ENGLAND - 31/08/2012 - Nathan Stein celebrates his Silver Medal performance 50m Freestyle Final during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Aquatics Centre. Photo courtesy of Photo: Phillip MacCallum / <a href="http://www.paralympic.ca/" target="_hplink">Canadian Paralympic Committee - Comité paralympique canadien</a>

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