Historic gold for Britain’s Paralympic team

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Historic gold for Britain’s Paralympic team
Historic gold for Britain’s Paralympic team

Britain maintained its record of winning every Paralympic, world and European Team title since the sport became part of the Paralympic Games in 1996 when they clinched London 2012 gold at Greenwich Park.

The silver medal went to Germany and bronze to Ireland..

And there were individual medals galore too. Sophie Christiansen claimed gold in the grade Ia class, Sophie Wells taking silver in grade IV and Deb Criddle adding another silver in grade III..

The Team gold also gives Lee Pearson his 10th Paralympic title. .

"I think this has been our strongest team, but it has been the toughest gold to gain," said Lee, who was just pipped to the post to gain silver in his individual..

"This is history for us," said Team GB trainer Michel Assouline. "Very rarely does a country have a rider in each grade and this is the first time a country has ever won a medal in each grade. When you think that the drop scores were above 70%, that is also amazing." .

Team manager David Hunter added: "Our priority was to win team gold and as many individual medals as possible. It’s fantastic."

And there are still more medals to play for. Grades II and Ib ride their freestyle tests on Monday, followed by Grades IV, III and Ia on Tuesday.

 

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