ParalympicsGB achieved their medal target of 121 with just over two days of competition remaining. The historic moment, which saw Great Britain surpass the medal haul of London 2012, came as Hannah Cockroft and Kare Adenegan took gold and bronze respectively in the T34 800m.
There were a further two athletics medals yesterday, starting with Paul Blake’s victory in the 400m T36 final, bringing up Great Britain’s 50th gold medal in Rio, followed in the evening by Dan Greaves’ discus bronze.
It was also a busy day at the equestrian centre including gold for Lee Pearson (Individual Freestyle Test Grade Ib), Sophie Christiansen (Individual Freestyle Test Grade Ia) and Natasha Baker (Individual Freestyle Test Grade II), plus silvers for Sophie Wells (Individual Freestyle Test Grade IV) and Anne Dunham (Individual Freestyle Test Grade Ia). The team’s gold medal was also confirmed.
David Smith moved himself level with Nigel Murray as Britain’s most successful Boccia player with gold in the mixed individual BC1 class, John Walker won individual archery gold and Gordon Reid got the better of teammate Alfie Hewett to claim the men’s wheelchair tennis singles title.
Andrew Mullen won 50m backstroke S5 silver, Hannah Russell took bronze in the 100m freestyle S13 and the action in the pool was rounded off with gold and world record for the women’s 4x100m medley relay team.
Meanwhile there were bronzes for David Stone (men’s cycling road race T1-2) and the men’s table tennis team.
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John Walker won gold just three years after firing his first-ever arrow. Walker was inspired to take up the sport by watching London 2012 and has already broken four world records and won team gold at the World Championships.
But this was his best performance yet, as he showed solid form through the knockout rounds before beating David Dramoninsky of the Czech Republic in a closely-fought men's W1 individual final.
Meanwhile, team-mate John Cavanagh lost in the first round, while Jodie Grinham progressed to the quarter-finals of the women’s event.
David Smith put on a dominant display to claim mixed individual BC1 gold to move level with Nigel Murray as Britain’s most successful Boccia player.
Smith, who had to come from behind in his semi-final to beat Korea’s Yoo Won Jong, was hardly troubled in the final against the Netherland’s Daniel Perez, winning 5-0. He took a single point in each of the first three ends before adding another two in the fourth to win the 51st gold medal in Rio.
That takes him onto four Paralympic medals, after team gold at Beijing 2008 and individual silver and team bronze at London 2012, level with Rio teammate Murray.
Gordon Reid followed fellow Scot Andy Murray as he secured a famous double, adding Paralympic gold to his Wimbledon wheelchair tennis title.
Reid has enjoyed a year to remember, winning his first Grand Slam singles title in Australia before making history at the All England Club.
He had simply too much experience for ParalympicsGB team-mate Alfie Hewett, winning 6-2, 6-1 in just 54 minutes.
Paul Blake secured the 50th gold medal of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games after judging his run to perfection in the men’s 400m T36 final.
Blake crossed the line first in a season’s best time of 54.49 seconds to take victory ahead of Roman Pavlyk of the Ukraine, completing his set of Paralympic medals after 400m T36 silver and 800m T36 bronze at London 2012.
Hannah Cockroft remained unbeaten on the Paralympic stage after bringing up her hat-trick of Rio golds on a milestone evening at the Olympic Stadium.
Having already won the 100m and 400m T34 finals in Rio, Cockroft kept up her impressive streak with a dominant victory in the 800m, and was again followed home by Kare Adenegan in the bronze medal position.
Elsewhere, Dan Greaves picking up his fifth consecutive discus medal with a third-place finish in his final Games appearance. He finished with a best throw of 59.57m in the third round to get onto the podium behind champion David Blair of the USA.
Claire Cashmore achieved her dream of Paralympic gold after helping the British team on their way to victory in the 4x100m medley relay.Four-time Paralympian Cashmore made her debut at the 2004 Games in Athens and has won seven medals - but never a gold. A world record time of 4:45.23 secured her, Alice Tai, Stephanie Slater and Stephanie Millward the title ahead of Australia and the United States.
Helena Lucas is hoping to become the first person to defend a gold medal at the Paralympic sailing regatta, as she leads in the fleet standings heading into the final race in the one-person keelboat class
Australia’s Matthew Bugg was ahead by four points after the tenth race in the 2.4mR regatta, only to be disqualified in the protest room, meaning Lucas now has gold within touching distance.
Jim Roberts top-scored as the British team outclassed hosts Brazil in their final wheelchair rugby group game. Great Britain lost by two points to defending Paralympic champions Australia and went down in overtime to top seeds Canada.
That meant they were playing for pride against Brazil and they won 52-32 with ease, to mean they will now play-off for fifth - the same place they achieved four years ago.
Coach Miles Thompson was determined to accentuate the positive after the women lost their wheelchair basketball bronze medal match.
The Netherlands won their second successive Paralympic bronze as they bounced back from a humbling semi-final defeat to Germany to win 76-34.
But this is still a best-ever finish for a ParalympicsGB women’s wheelchair basketball team and, with a young team, boasting an average age of just 22, hopes are high for the future.
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