So another day, another host of medals added to Team GB’s Paralympics tally. It’s day four and so far today (there’s still a few hours to get yet) we’ve accumulated 53 medals; 15 golds, 24 silvers and 14 bronzes. These are the ladies who’ve made the headlines today:
As we all know, all the best people went to Royal Holloway and Sophie Christiansen has proved this further today by winning gold in the Mixed Individual Championship Test – Grade Ia on the aptly named Janeiro 6 (stable name: Rio) with a whopping score of 82.750% . This is Sophie’s 3rd Games since her début in Athens aged 16 where she took bronze, proving her place in the team at the ripe old age of 16 years old.
Jessica-Jane Applegate today became the first intellectually disabled Team GB member to win a gold medal at London 2012 when she swam to victory in the 200m Women’s Freestyle. Applegate broke the Paralympic record with a time of 2:12:63, beating Australia’s Taylor Corry and Holland’s Marlou van der Kulk as well as her team mate Natalie Massey who came 6th.
Pamela Relph, Naomi Riches and Lily van den Broecke
Team GB are always good on the water and the Mixed Coxed Four – LTAMix4+ Team added to the rowing medal haul today. As the name may suggest this race is a mixed affair so also huge congratulations are in order for David Smith and James Roe who got the Team GB boat over the line in 3:19 mins, two seconds in front of second place Germany.