At the Paralympic Games, Team GB is ecstatic: there’s more gold!


At the Paralympic Games, Team GB is ecstatic: there’s more gold!

PARALYMPIC GB athletes blazed, danced, and ran their way to yet another gold medal yesterday, adding to their tally of five silver and bronze medals.

Dressage prodigy Lee Pearson won his 14th Olympic medal, wheelchair athlete Andrew Small won the 100m, and archer Phoebe Paterson Pine won gold in her first Games.

In the T64 100m, Jonnie Peacock was unable to defend his championships from London and Rio, and had to settle for bronze.

“It’s tough,” remarked the 28-year-old former Strictly contender, who has been injured this year. I owe it to myself to be grateful.”

Horseman Lee, 47, embodied that enthusiasm when riding his horse Breezer to individual freestyle test (grade II) gold.

“I am extremely proud of my horse,” he remarked. In that arena, he looked like a baby lion. I took his hand in mine, and he took mine in his. I’m quite proud of him.”

Georgia Wilson, Lee’s teammate, won bronze in the event.

Andrew, a wheelchair racer, won gold in the T33 100m on the track earlier. “I never expect outcomes; I simply go out and do it and see what happens – and hey ho, here is where we ended up,” he remarked.

Phoebe, a 23-year-old bowwoman with spina bifida, earned a late callup to the Tokyo 2020 squad.

“I worked extremely hard and there was always a chance,” she remarked. But I still have the impression that I’m in a dream.”

Natasha Baker, an equestrian, won silver in the grade III event, earning her third medal of the Games.

In the T33 100m, Harri Jenkins finished third, and powerlifter Louise Sugden won bronze.

With 68 medals, including 26 gold, Britain is in second place in the medal table.

China possesses 119, with 54 of them being gold.


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