With just four days remaining of Rio 2016, Great Britain kept their seemingly unstoppable momentum rolling with a further nine gold medals, which now sees the team exceed both the gold medal total of the London and Beijing Games.
Dame Sarah Storey kicked off the day for the Brits as she clinched her 13th Paralympic gold medal in the women’s C5 time trial, one of three time-trial titles for Britain, as Karen Darke and Steve Bate and his guide Adam Duggleby won gold in the H1-3 and B categories respectively.
Hannah Cockcroft also bagged her second gold of the Games, setting a new world record along the way, in the 400m T34, while Sophie Wells won an emotional first individual Paralympic gold in the equestrian Grade IV Test.
And it was another successful night in the pool for Britain’s swimmers as Hannah Russell (S12 100m backstroke S12), Aaron Moores (100m breaststroke S14) and Michael Jones (400m freestyle S7) all won their maiden Paralympic titles.
In addition to the three gold medals won by British cyclists on day seven, Lora Turnham also added bronze in the women’s time trial B, as did David Stone in the men’s T1-2.
Louis Rolfe finished seventh in the men’s C2, while Megan Giglia finished sixth in the women’s C1-2-3, with Hannah Dines, racing in the T1-2, ranked fifth.
Lee Pearson claimed the 13th Paralympic dressage medal of his career with a silver in the individual 1b competition. The five-time Paralympian scored an impressive 74.103 on horse Zion, but Austria’s Pepo Puch took gold to upgrade his bronze from London 2012.
Sophie Wells and horse Valerius both held their nerve in searing temperatures to claim Paralympic individual (IV) dressage gold. She posted a score of 74.857 in her test at the Olympic Equestrian Centre to finish ahead of Belgium’s Michele George by just half a point.
A further five medals were added to the three gold medals won by Hannah Russell, Aaron Moores and Michael Jones on day seven.
Jonathan Fox claimed silver in the men’s 400m freestyle S7, closely behind Jones, with Scott Quin also finishing second behind teammate Moores in the 100m breaststroke SB14 final.
There was also a third medal of Rio 2016 for Bethany Firth, who took silver in the 100m breaststroke SB14 final to add to her two gold medals, whilst Susie Rodgers also brought up a hat-trick of podium finishes in Rio with bronze in the 400m freestyle S7.
Claire Cashmore had earlier kicked off the evening session with silver in the 100m breaststroke SB8 for her first medal of Rio 2016, and the same colour which she won at London 2012.
And the men’s 4x100m freestyle 34 points team of Josef Craig, Ollie Hynd, Lewis White and Matt Wylie were just edged off the medal podium after finishing in fourth in 3:51.54. Victory went to Ukraine in a new Paralympic record of 3:48.11.
Five time Paralympian Nigel Murray’s hopes in Brazil were ended by Thailand’s Watcharaphon Vongsa. The 52-year old insists he’s retiring from a very different sport, with more nations competitive than ever before.
Murray will now be chief cheerleader for the team with David Smith, Patrick Wilson and Stephen McGuire all progressing through their groups to the knockout stages.
The Brits suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of reigning world and Paralympic champions Australia, as they fell 53-51 in the wheelchair rugby.
In an end-to-end game, it was tournament favourites Australia who succeeded, never once letting their lead slip after first going ahead through Andrew Harrison in the opening minute.
The 2015 European champions will look to take their blistering form into their next pool game against top seeds Canada on Thursday.
Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid will for go for gold together and then go for gold against each other at the Paralympic Games in Rio.
Hewett and Reid take on France’s Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer in Thursday’s men’s doubles final and then clash in Friday’s men’s singles final.
ParalympicsGB came from behind to surge to a dominant 74-51 victory over Australia in their men's wheelchair basketball quarter-final tie.
Coming in behind Hannah Cockroft to collect the bronze medal in the 400m T34 was 15-year old Kare Adenegan, adding to her 100m silver.
Paralympic debutant Maria Lyle was also on the podium in the 100m T35 after an impressive performance which saw her clinch bronze, while Isaac Towers declared himself happy with a personal best as he came home fifth in the 800m T34 final.
David Weir won his 800m T54, but five qualifiers from another other heat all went quicker and his team-mate Richard Chiassaro missed out on progress.
And Laura Sugar, competing in the 200m T44 heats, clocked a lifetime best 28.04 secs to make the final.
Five-time world champions Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell sit second after rollercoaster day at the Paralympic sailing regatta, and after a disappointing start, John Robertson, Stephen Thomas and Hannah Stodel won three straight races to move to fifth overall in the three-person keelboat.
And, despite a tenth place in race four, defending champion Helena Lucas still leads the one person keelboat standings ahead of Australia’s Matthew Bugg.
Jeanette Chippington continued her pursuit for Paralympic history as she led an all-British charge into the first-ever canoe sprint finals.
Chippington qualified for tomorrow’s KL1 final first in her heat and second overall, crossing the line in 58.676 seconds. She now meets four-time world champion Edina Muller of Germany for the maiden gold medal in canoeing’s Paralympic history.
In the men’s KL1, Ian Marsden also finished top of the pile in heat one, setting a new personal best with a time of 52.311, while there were also first-place heat finishes for Emma Wiggs and Anne Dickins.
Four-time world champion Wiggs set a new personal best of 54.519 in the KL2 to sail over the line more than five seconds ahead of China’s Danqin Wang, while Paralympic debutant Dickins stopped the clock in 53.591 in the KL3.
In the men’s KL2, world bronze medallist Nick Beighton finished second in his heat to progress through to the final, 1.445 seconds behind Austrian winner Markus Swoboda.
And Rob Oliver made it six out of six Brits through to the finals, as he came through the men’s KL3 semi-final in first position in 42.852, having earlier placed third in his heat.
Stewart Nangle finished eighth in P4 mixed 50m pistol SH1 final on his third outing in Rio, his maiden Paralympic Games.
Despite setting a new Paralympic record in qualification, it wasn’t to be for Matt Skelhon as he finished seventh in the mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 shooting final.
Skelhon, who won bronze in the event at London 2012, laid down a score of 622.5 in qualification earlier in the day, but didn't capitalise on that form in the final.
Ex-serviceman Mikey Hall insists he’ll be back after quarter-final defeat in the men’s individual compound archery. Hall, ranked fourth in the world coming into Rio, was beaten 143-136 by Italy’s Alberto Simonelli in their last eight encounter.
Nathan MacQueen and John Stubbs both excited at the last 16 stage at Rio's famous Sambodromo, venue of their famous annual carnival.
The men's seven-a-side footballers finished their Rio 2016 campaign in style with a dominant 2-0 victory over Argentina to secure fifth place.
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