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It’s been a phenomenal week at the Paralympics. Team GB has won an incredible number of medals and remains 2nd in the medal table with a total of 94 medals, 33 of which are gold. As day 9 continues on the other side of the world, Sarah Storey has just become GB’s most successful Paralympian ever winning her 3rd gold of the Tokyo games and her 17th gold overall (she also has 8 silvers and 3 bronze swimming medals!) and David Smith has won his 3rd gold medal becoming Britain’s most successful Boccia Player ever.
Our thanks to Angie who has been keeping us up to date with the daily medals on social media. If you’ve not seen the updates or are interested in the full list, here is a full run down of the medals so far – it’s a long one!
Archery Phoebe Paterson-Pine Individual Compound
Athletics Andrew Small Men’s 100m T33
Thomas Young Men’s 100m T38
Hannach Cockroft Women’s 100m T34
Sophie Hahn Women’s 100m T38
Dan Pembroke Men’s Javelin F13
Boccia David Smith BC1 Individual
Cycling Sarah Storey Women’s Track 3000m IP C5
C5 Road TT and C4-5 Road Race
Ben Watson Men’s C1-3 Road Race and C3 TT
Jaco Van Gass Men’s Track 3000m IP C3
Neil Fachie Men’s Track 1000m TT B
Lora Fachie Women’s Track 3000m IP B
Kadeena Cox Women’s Track 500m TT C4-5
Jaco Van Gass Mixed Track 750m team sprint C1-5
Equestrian Lee Pearson Grade III Individual
Grade III Individual Freestyle
Lee Pearson Team Test to Music
Judo Chris Skelley Men’s 100kg
Rowing Lauren Rowles Mixed Double Sculls PR2
Ellen Buttrick Mixed Coxed Four PR3
Erin Kennedy (cox)
Swimming Tully Kearney Women’s 100m Freestyle S14
Maisie Summers-Newton Women’s 200m IM SB6
Women’s 100m breaststroke SB6
Hannah Russell Women’s 100m backstroke S12
Bethany Firth Women’s 100m backstroke S14
Reece Dunn Men’s 200m freestyle S14 Men’s 200m IM S14
Reece Dunn Mixed 4 x 100m Freestyle S14
Jessica Jane Applegate
Triathlon Lauren Steadman Women’s PTS5
Piers Gilliver Individual Epee Cat A
Wheelchair Rugby Mixed Team
Athletics Kare Adenagan Women’s 100m T34
Samantha Kinghorn Women’s 400m T53
Cycling Finlay Graham Men’s Road Race C1-3
Men’s Track 3000m IP C3
Lorna Fachie Women’s Road TT B
Crystal Lane Wright Women’s Track 3000m IP C5
Women’s Road Race C4-5
Women’s Road TT C5
James Ball Men’s Track 1000m TT B
Stephen Bate Men’s Track 4000m IP B
Jody Cundy Men’s Track 1000m TT C4-5
Aileen Mcglynn Women’s Track 1000m TT B
Equestrian Natasha Baker Grade III Individual
Grade III Individual Freestyle
Sophie Wells Grade V Individual
Judo Elliot Stewart Men’s 90kg
Swimming Reece Dunn Men’s 100m butterfly S14
Ellie Challis Women’s 50m backstroke S3
Grace Harvey Women’s 100m breaststroke S35
Rebecca Redfern Women’s 100m breaststroke SB13
Louise Fiddes Women’s 100m breaststroke SB14
Tully Kearney Women’s 200m freestyle S5
Bethany Firth Women’s 200m IM SM14
Women’s 200m freestyle SM14
Table Tennis Will Bayley Individual Class 7
Triathlon George Peasgood Men’s PTS5
Dmitri Coutya Men’s Team Foil
Archery Victoria Rumary Women’s Individual W1
Athletics Harri Jenkins Men’s 100m T33
Jonny Peacock Men’s 100m T64
Columba Blango Men’s 400m T20
Maria Lyle Women’s 100m T35 and 200m T35
Olivia Breen Women’s Long Jump T38
Samantha Kinghorn Women’s 100m T53
Cycling George Peasgood Men’s Road Time TT C4
Jaco Van Gass Men’s Track 1000m TT C1-2
Sophie Unwin Women’s Track 3000m IP B
Equestrian Georgia Wilson Class II Individual
Class II Individual Freestyle
Powerlifting Micky Yule Men’s 72kg
Olivia Broome Women’s 50kg
Louise Sugden Women’s 86kg
Swimming Stephen Clegg Men’s 100m backstroke S12
Men’s 100m freestyle S12
Scott Quinn Men’s 100m breaststroke SB14
Hannah Russell Women’s 100m freestyle S12
Jessica Jane Applegate Women’s 200m freestyle S14
Women’s 100m backstroke S14
Louise Fiddes Women’s 200m Individual Medley SM14
Toni Shaw Women’s 400m freestyle S9
Reece Dunn Men’s 100m backstroke S14
Table Tennis Thomas Matthews Men’s Singles Class 1
Jack Hunter-Spivey Men’s Singles Class 5
Paul Karabardak Men’s Singles Class 6
Billy Shilton Men’s Team Class 8
Susan Bailey Women’s Team Classes 4-5
Triathlon Claire Cashmore Women’s PTS 5
Dmitri Coutya Men’s Individual Epee
Men’s Individual Foil
Dmitri Coutya Men’s Team Epee
As I write day 2 of the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 is nearly over although there are still some events going on into the evening in Tokyo. It’s been hard to keep up with the successes of Team GB so far – there have been many! From the continuing success of Paralympic legends such as Dame Sarah Storey and Sir Lee Pearson to the incredible debut’s of Maisie Summers-Newton and Jaco Van Gass. Here is a run down of the medal winners from day 1 and 2:
Sarah Storey Cycling – Women’s C5 3000m individual pursuit
Paralympic royalty Dame Saray Storey wins her 15th Paralympic gold medal with a new world record. This is Sarah’s 8th Paralympics and she has won medals in every single games, starting in the pool and switching to track and road cycling in 2005. She has 2 more events to come and is looking to become Britiain’s most successful Paralympian.
Jaco Van Gass Cycling – Men’s C3 3000m individual pursuit
Featured in last weeks preview of the games, Jaco won his first event at his first Paralympics in style. He has 4 more events to come and I’m sure there will be more success for him.
Tully Kearney Swimming – Women’s S5 100m freestyle
Tully completed an amazing swim to win her 2nd medal of the games in a new world record. This is her first games after she had to withdraw from Rio 2016 with an ongoing shoulder injury and a significant progression of her dystonia.
Lee Pearson Equestrian – Grade II individual dressage
Sir Lee Pearson can also be regarded as Paralympic royalty, winning his 12th gold medal at his 6th games. All this on a horse he bred and produced himself. He now qualifies for the individual freestyle event where he will surely be looking to add to his medal tally.
Maisie Summers-Newton Swimming – Women’s SM6 200m IM
Another athlete featured as one to watch in last week’s preview, Maisie claims her first gold at her first Paralympics in world record time!
Steve Bate & Adam Duggleby Cycling – Men’s B 4000m individual pursuit
Steve Bate wins his 4th Paralympic medal along with sighted pilot Duggleby. They will be looking to go one better in the upcoming road time trial.
Crystal Lane-Wright Cycling – Women’s C5 3000m individual pursuit
Crystal wins her 3rd medal at her 3rd Paralympics sharing the podium with teammate Sarah Storey.
Reece Dunn Swimming – Men’s S14 100m butterfly
Another athlete competing at their first games, Reece was narrowly beaten in the final coming away with a silver medal.
Tully Kearney Swimming – Women’s S5 200m freestyle
A great start to the games for Tully, silver on day 1 and gold on day 2!
Aileen McGlynn Cycling – Women’s B 1000m time trial
Another experienced competitor Aileen wins her 7th medal at her 4th Paralympic Games.
Jody Cundy Cycling – Men’s C4 1000m time trial
Jody has represented GB at 7 Paralympics in both swimming and cycling events, Jody adds a silver to his 7 gold medals and 3 bronzes. Defending Champion Jody set an incredible time and it took a world record breaking ride to beat him.
Finlay Graham Cycling – Men’s C3 3000m individual pursuit
A brilliant silver medal for Finlay at his first Paralympics, beaten only by teammate Jaco Van Gass.
Toni Shaw Swimming – Women’s S9 400m freestyle
Georgia Wilson Equestrian – Grade II individual dressage
Dimitri Coutya Fencing – Men’s Class B Individual Epee