Five More Golds For Paralympics GB In Rio


The latest gold came on the cycling track where Great Britain’s mixed C1-5 sprint team took the world record as they sealed victory.

Jody Cundy, Jon-Allan Butterworth and Louis Rolfe’s eighth gold in the velodrome came after an earlier gold from Lora Turnham and Corrine Hall who won the women’s tandem B 3km pursuit.

Earlier still, Paralympics GB won three golds in rowing at the Lagoa stadium.

Lauren Rowles and Laurence Whiteley won the mixed trunk and arm double sculls, Rachel Morris won the single sculls and GB’s mixed coxed fours won their final.

The four of James Fox, Pam Relph, Dan Brown and Grace Clough shouted and punched the air as the Paralympics squad looked to repeat the success on the water than their Olympic colleagues had achieved.

Elsewhere on the day, Alison Patrick with her guide Hazel Smith, won a silver in the PT5 para-triathlon and Melissa Reid, together with guide Nicole Walters, took bronze in the same event.

Former swimmer Laura Steadman won a silver for finishing second in the women’s PT4 para-triathlon.

Neil Fachie and Pete Mitchell took silver in the men’s tandem B 1000m time trial, only being beaten by a world record time from the Dutch pair.

Rower Tom Aggar took bronze in the men’s single sculls, taking Britain’s overall medal haul to 11 silvers and 15 bronzes in addition to the golds, keeping GB well clear of Ukraine and second only to China in the medal table.

There was also bronze for swimmer Amy Marren in the SM9 200m individual medley – her first Paralympics medal. 

Meanwhile, Will Bayley guaranteed himself a medal in the Class 7 table tennis by getting through to tomorrow’s final.

Great Britain men have won four out of four in the wheelchair basketball heats to make it through to the knockout stages.

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News Source SkyNews

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