Tokyo Paralympics: Relive the glory with an A-Z of Nice Britain’s gold medal winners

Britain's Stuart Robinson (right) and Jim Roberts celebrate after winning the mixed wheelchair rugby gold medal, Pic: AP

2021-09-03 19:28:00

Nice Britain’s athletes have pulled in additional than 100 medals on the Paralympics, together with 38 golds, and are second within the desk behind China.

With the Video games wrapping up on Sunday, this is an A-Z have a look at the ParalympicsGB stars who received gold – in addition to different highlights of a stellar efficiency from Nice Britain.

Phoebe Paterson Pine GBR in action during the Women...s Individual Compound Archery Open 1/8 Quarter Final at the Yumenoshima Final Field. Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Tokyo, Japan, Monday 30 August 2021. Photo: OIS/Simon Bruty. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC
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On track: Cheltenham-born Phoebe Paterson Pine struck gold

ArcheryPhoebe Paterson Pine beat defending champion and fellow GB athlete Jess Stretton on her technique to victory within the girls’s particular person compound open.

Athletics – On the monitor, Andrew Small received the 100m – T33, with teammate Thomas Younger successful over the identical distance within the T38.

In the meantime, Jonnie Peacock – considered one of GB’s most well-known sprinters and a champion from Rio and London – shared a bronze within the 100m – T64 after a photo-finish tie for third.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Athletics - Women's 100m - T34 Final - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 29, 2021. Gold Medallist Hannah Cockroft of Britain celebrates setting a new world record with the flag of Britain REUTERS/Molly Darlington
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Tokyo produced extra wins for Hannah Cockroft, including to her spectacular assortment of seven Paralympic golds

Hannah Cockroft clinched the seventh gold medal of her profession by smashing her personal Paralympic document as she cruised to gold within the T34 800m, having additionally received gold within the 100m – T34.

Sophie Hahn who hasn’t misplaced in seven years – turned champion within the 100m – T38

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Within the longer distances, Owen Miller made a Paralympic debut to recollect as he beat Russian Alexander Rabotnitskii within the 1500m – T20.

Jonathan Broom-Edwards celebrates winning his gold medal in the men's high jump
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Over the bar and over the moon: Jonathan Broom-Edwards received the excessive bounce

Britain additionally topped the world in excessive bounce – T64, with Jonathan Broom-Edwards enhancing on his silver medal from Rio after clearing 2.10m on his second try.

And within the javelin – F13, Daniel Pembroke received gold with a Paralympic document of 69.52m.

Britain's David Smith poses with the gold medal during the awarding ceremony after winning Boccia individual BC1 category at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
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David Smith mentioned he felt as if his late grandfather was on courtroom with him as he turned champ

Boccia – It was glory for David Smith too, as he retained his BC1 title within the Paralympic-specific sport.

He mentioned his success had been impressed by his grandfather, Charlie, as he battled again from an early deficit on the Ariake Gymnastics Centre.

Canoe dash – One other champion was topped when Emma Wiggs received within the Va’a single 200m – VL2, powering dwelling in a private finest time forward of Australia’s Susan Seipel.

Dame Sarah storey aims to compete again at Paris 2024
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Britain’s biggest Paralympian: Dame Sarah Storey received her seventeenth gold

Biking (street) – Nice Britain received 4 golds, with two courtesy of Dame Sarah Storey as her victory within the C4-C5 made her the nation’s most successful-ever Paralympian on the age of 43.

It was her seventeenth gold medal in a profession that goes again to Barcelona in 1992 – and he or she’s nonetheless hoping to compete in Paris. She additionally received the C5 time trial.

“I could not have imagined having eight Video games, not to mention successful medals at each Video games, and 17 of these medals being gold,” mentioned Dame Sarah.

And Britain had one other double gold medallist on the street, with Ben Watson successful the C1-3 race and the C3 time trial.

Handout photo dated 28/08/2021 provided by ParalympicsGB/imagecomms of ParalympicsGB Cyclists, Lora Fachie aged 32, from Liverpool, celebrating gold medal in the Tandem B - 3km Pursuit - Women event, with husband Neil Fachie aged 37, from Aberdeen, wins gold in the Tandem B - 1000m Time Trial - Men at the Izu Velodrome during day four of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Saturday August 28, 2021.
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Married biking stars Neil and Lora Fachie each triumphed

Biking (monitor) – The velodrome produced a fair larger gold rush than on the street – six in complete.

Married cyclists Neil and Lora Fachie received gold simply an hour aside on the ultimate day on the monitor – within the B 1000m time trial and the the B 3000m particular person pursuit.

Afghanistan veteran Jaco van Gass received the C3 3000m particular person pursuit in his debut Video games.

Van Gass suffered devastating accidents after being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade whereas serving with the Parachute Regiment in 2009.

Handout photo dated 28/08/2021 provided by ParalympicsGB/imagecomms of ParalympicsGB Cyclists, Kadeena Cox aged 30, from Leeds, Jaco Van Gass aged 35, from Sale, Jody Cundy aged 42 from Wisbech, win gold in the Mixed C1-5 750m Team Sprint event at the Izu Velodrome during day four of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Saturday August 28, 2021.
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Afghan veteran Jaco Van Gass (left), Kadeena Cox (center) and Jody Cundy received a crew gold

Kadeena Cox mentioned her world-record time within the C4-5 500m time trial got here after she executed a “near-perfect” race to defend her title from Rio.

The good Sarah Storey additionally received once more – within the C5 3000m particular person pursuit.

In the meantime, the blended C1-5 750m dash crew – van Gass, Cox and Jody Cundy – have been additionally topped champions.

Sir Lee Pearson came away with two golds as GB won eight equestrian medals. Pic: AP
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Sir Lee Pearson got here away with two golds as GB received eight equestrian medals. Pic: AP

Equestrian – There have been eight medals in all for GB, with Sir Lee Pearson main the pack with two golds within the dressage particular person check – grade II, and dressage particular person freestyle check – grade II.

ParalympicsGB’s flagbearer from Rio 2016 now has an unbelievable 14 golds stretching again to the Sydney Video games.

A 3rd gold got here when a crew made up of Sir Lee, Natasha Baker and Sophie Wells received the dressage check to music.

Christopher Skelley won the 100kg  judo competition. Pic: AP
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Christopher Skelley received the 100kg judo competitors. Pic: AP

Judo – Christopher Skelley claimed gold within the 100kg class, whereas Elliot Stewart acquired a silver within the 90kg.

Rowing – Whereas the Olympics noticed TeamGB’s rowers document their most disappointing Video games in years, successful no golds, the Paralympic crew got here up trumps in two occasions.

Laurence Whiteley and Lauren Rowles defended their rowing title. Pic: AP
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Laurence Whiteley and Lauren Rowles defended their rowing title. Pic: AP

Within the PR2 blended double sculls, Laurence Whiteley and Lauren Rowles defended their title and triumphed with a big margin from second-placed Netherlands, and there was additionally a gold within the PR3 blended coxed 4.

Swimming – The pool was Britain’s most profitable searching floor in Tokyo, with a mighty haul of eight golds, 9 silver and 9 bronze.

There was disappointment although for Ellie Simmonds – the five-time champion mentioned she was prepared to finish her illustrious Paralympic profession after failing to win a medal.

Reece Dunn reacts after winning the S14 200m freestyle
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It was 5 medals, together with three golds, for 25-year-old Reece Dunn

Reece Dunn led the way in which for GB within the pool, successful three golds: within the 200m freestyle – S14, 200m particular person medley – SM14, and the blended 4 x 100m freestyle relay – S14.

He additionally received a bronze and a silver within the backstroke and butterfly.

Maisie Summers-Newton had a stellar Paralympics debut. Pic: AP
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A stellar Paralympics debut reaped two golds for Maisie Summers-Newton. Pic: AP

Maisie Summers-Newton was one other star and claimed two golds on her debut within the 200m particular person medley – SM6, and 100m breaststroke – SB6.

“I might hoped for the primary one within the particular person medley however to get two, it is simply what desires are product of is not it, actually?” she mentioned.

ParalympicsGB’s different swimming golds got here from Hannah Russell within the 100m backstroke – S12, Bethany Firth within the 100m backstroke – S14, and Tully Kearney within the 100m freestyle – S5.

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games - Triathlon - Women's PTS5 - Odaiba Marine Park, Tokyo, Japan - August 29, 2021. Lauren Steadman of Britain celebrates winning the gold medal with the flag of Britain REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Former Strictly star Lauren Steadman received within the triathlon

Triathlon – There was a bronze, silver and gold for Britain, with former Strictly Come Dancing star Lauren Steadman topped champion within the PTS5 – an improve to the silver she received in Rio.

Britain's Piers Gilliver (L) triumphed in the wheelchair fencing. Pic: AP
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Britain’s Piers Gilliver (L) triumphed within the wheelchair fencing. Pic: AP
Britain's Kylie Grimes (7) and her teammates celebrate after winning the rugby title. Pic: AP
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Britain’s Kylie Grimes (7) and her teammates have a good time after successful the rugby title. Pic: AP

Wheelchair fencing – The decide of GB’s 5 medals was Piers Gilliver’s victory within the particular person epee – class A.

Wheelchair rugby – A detailed 54-49 win over the US gave Nice Britain’s blended crew their first Paralympic medal within the sport – a gold – on the Yoyogi Nationwide Stadium.

Spearheaded by 24 tries from Jim Roberts, the crew triumphed in Tokyo having led on the finish of every quarter.

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