Another Gold Medal Rush For GB’s Paralympians


The first was won by partially sighted Sophie Thornhill and her tandem pilot Helen Scott in the velodrome.

They lifted the team’s fourth cycling gold on Friday morning with victory in the women’s B 1km time-trial.

A fifth cycling gold followed thanks to Jody Cundy’s win in the men’s time trial.

It was the first of three in an astonishing seven-minute spell.

Minutes later Georgie Hermitage took gold in the 100m T37, setting a new world record of 13.13 secs in the process.

Moments after that, Sophie Hann doubled up in the 100m T38.

The medal rush continued when Ellie Robinson, who is just 15, cruised to S6 50m butterfly gold in her first Games.

Libby Clegg added to the gold tally after a successful appeal following her disqualification in the T11 100m.

She thought she had set a world record of 11.91 seconds in her semi-final on Friday morning, but officials ruled her guide Chris Clark had dragged her along, against regulations.

The British team lodged an appeal, which proved successful, and Clegg was free to compete in the final, which she won.

The gold tally increased even further when Jonnie Peacock successfully defended his T44 100m title.

There has also been silver in the T44 long jump for Stef Reid and bronze medals for Gemma Prescott in the F32 club throw and powerlifter Zoe Newson,

Dame Sarah Storey’s record 12th Paralympic gold was the highlight of the opening day, which saw Britain win three of the four events in the velodrome.

News Source SkyNews

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