GB's cyclists and Equestrian team shone once again and delivered 8 gold medals between them on day three of the Beijing Paralympics. With more medals in the pool and on the track, it was another productive day for our Paralympians.
20 medals on day 3 keeps GB near top of the table
Five golds in the Velodrome: Darren Kenny led a six-medal scoop on the boards as world records tumbled to GB cyclists, including 46-year-old Mark Bristow and former swimmer Jody Cundy. Aileen McGlynn and Simon Richardson won their second titles of the Games.
Kindred takes second gold: Sascha Kindred took his second gold and second world record in the 100m breaststroke (SB7), retaining the title he first won in Sydney. Nyree Lewis has a silver to add to their sideboard.
Eight straight for Pearson: Lee Pearson added another couple of golds to his bulging Paralympic bag with another team title and individual crown. Anne Dunham won her first individual gold.
GB medals today: 20 Gold: 9 Silver: 7 Bronze: 4
GB medals overall: 35 Gold: 16 Silver: 12 Bronze: 7
Sport by Sport round-up
Athletics: Sprinters Libby Clegg and Ben Rushgrove won a silver a-piece in the 100m T12 and T36 respectively, while Chris Martin took silver in the F33/34/52 discus. David Weir qualified for his 400m final.
Basketball: A convincing win for the women’s team against Brazil, and a superb performance by the men against USA, raised spirits in the basketball camp.
Boccia: Nigel Murray won silver in the BC2 boccia losing out to Hong Kong’s Karen Hoi Ying Kwok. It is Murray’s second individual medal, following his historic victory in 2000.
Cycling: Six medals, five golds, five world records – and there’s more to come in the velodrome. Plus, Rik Waddon took silver behind Darren Kenny in the 1km time trial (CP3).
Equestrian: Three golds and a silver as Britain’s riders won the team gold for the fourth time and Lee Pearson took his personal tally to eight. Anne Dunham won gold in her individual class and Sophie Christiansen won silver.
Football: A much-needed 2-1 victory over Korea put Britain’s five-a-side team back on course after losing their first two matches.
Judo: Sam Ingram was the surprise success of the day winning bronze in the under-90kg category as Britain’s medal hope Ian Rose made an early exit from the under-100kg event after losing his opening match.
Powerlifting: Anthony Peddle was impaired by his shoulder injury for a second Games and failed to get a successful lift.
Rowing: An excellent opening day for Britain’s rowers on the sport’s Games debut with two crews directly into Thursday’s finals.
Sailing: A difficult day in Qingdao for Britain’s boats which lie sixth, seventh and seventh in the three classes after five races.
Shooting: James Bevis finished 19th in the R5-10m air rifle prone.
Swimming: Sascha Kindred successfully defended his Paralympic title in the men’s 100m breaststroke, while his partner Nyree Lewis took a silver and Anthony Stephens, Jim Anderson and Claire Cashmore won a bronze a-piece.
Table tennis: British players move on to the team competition on Thursday after none of them made it out of the individual groups.
Tennis: Peter Norfolk made a successful start to his quad singles campaign, winning in straight sets to book a place in the quarter-finals.