Beijing Paralympic Gallery
The Beijing Paralympic Games were a resounding success for Great Britain as the Paralympic GB team bought home 102 medals to finish second in the final table behind hosts China. In total, 42 gold medals, 29 silver and 31 bronze were won.
Among the big winners within the team – supported by UK Sport in its role as the nation’s high performance sports agency – were the swimmers who clocked up 44 medals; 14 gold, 12 silver and 18 bronze. The youngest British athlete, Eleanor Simmonds, won gold in the 100m and 400m freestyle events.
There were 19 gold medals and three silver in cycling, while the athletics team bought home two gold, seven silver and eight bronze medals.
Equestrian was another successful squad with eight gold medals and five silver, while the Boccia team secured four gold medals and one silver.
You can see some athletes talking about the Games and how important support through the World Class Performance Programme has been to them in UK Sport’s Video Library.
British’s athletes have benefited significantly from National Lottery support of the World Class Performance Programme. If you have bought a National Lottery ticket you have made a difference by supporting our best athletes in their medal ambitions for Beijing and through to London.