Friday, September 12, 2008
33 GOLD MEDALS FOR BRITISH PARALYMPIANS
DAY 6 The British Paralympic Team have increased their medal tally to 69, including 33 gold medals and are in 2nd place ahead of the USA. There are still 5 days to go and already they have won nearly double the number of gold medals achieved by Team GB in the Beijing Olympics in August.
In Boccia Nigel Murray improved on his silver medal in the Mixed Individual winning a gold medal in the Mixed Team BC1-2 with 3 team mates Zoe Robinson, David Smith and Dan Bentley. They are pictured above at the medal ceremony.
British cyclists continued to dominate the Paralympics. Sarah Storey winning her 2nd gold medal in the Women's Individual Time Trial LC 1/LC 2/CP4 while Rachel Morris won gold in the Women's Individual Time Trial HC A/HC B/HC C. David Stone won the Men's Indivdiual Time Trial CP 1/CP/2. British cyclists have now won 15 gold medals, and 7 cyclists have won 2 gold medals each including team events. Darren Kenny has won an amazing 3 gold medals, matching Chris Hoy's performance.
The swimmers have also excelled in the Paralympics with 28 medals including 9 gold. Today Sam Hynd won a gold medal in the Men's 400m Freestyle S8.
This is my last post for a week as tomorrow I am off on a Mediterranean Cruise, visiting Dubrovnik, Venice, Corfu, Santorini and Ephesus. Back soon......