One Year On: Quadfather and Quadson ensure medals in 'more sports'

Published 5 September 2013


One year ago today, Peter Norfolk and Andy Lapthorne, AKA 'The Quadfather' and 'The Quadson' won silver in the quad doubles, making Wheelchair Tennis the 12th British sport to contribute to the London 2012 medal tally for ParalympicsGB and ensuring UK Sport’s target to win medals in 'more sports' than in Beijing was met.

Norfolk and Lapthorne were beaten 6-2 5-7 6-2 in the final by American two-time defending champions David Wagner - one of Peter's biggest rivals - and Nick Taylor.

Day seven of the London 2012 Paralympic Games was another successful day for ParalympicsGB, winning a further 13 medals with Sarah Storey and Oliver Hynd bagging golds in the C5 Time Trial and the SM8 200m IM.

Mark Colbourne and Karen Darke added two silvers to British Cycling's haul, Charlotte Henshaw and Louise Watkin both won silver in the aquatic centre and Beth Woodward came second in the T37 200m final out on the track.

There were also bronze medals for David Stone in the velodrome; Robert Welbourn, Hannah Russell and Liz Johnson in the pool and David Devine in the Olympic Stadium.

Did you know? The sports of Para-Triathlon and Para-Canoe will make their Paralympic debut at Rio 2016. UK Sport is investing in both of these sports on the Road to Rio to ensure they too can contribute to GB’s medal success.

Follow @uk_sport on the #RoadtoRio to be inspired by our athletes’ incredible sporting journeys, backed by their coaches every step of the way

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