Another six golds overnight in Rio means that ParalympicsGB remain second in the medal table and just one gold away from being crowned as the greatest British Paralympic team ever.
In a 20 minute blast ParalympicsGB added three more gold medals to help them towards a total of 34 with five days of competition left.
Scottish sprinter, Libby Clegg (with guide, Chris Clarke) added T11 200m gold to the 100m title she won on Saturday. Clegg commented that: “I’ve massively surprised myself,” adding: “I’ve had a really tough year and if you’d asked me 10 months ago, I’d have said this wasn’t possible.”
The pool was again the stage for more British success with Stephanie Millward taking the S8 100m Backstroke gold before Matt Wylie clinched the magic 34th (gold) in the S9 50m Freestyle.
Millward won four silvers and a bronze at London 2012 and has already collected two bronzes in Rio was clearly delighted saying: “Eighteen years of trying and here I am with a gold medal at last. I’m hopefully proof to people that as long as you keep on fighting, it will be worth it in the end.”
It wasn’t just gold medals and titles being chalked up to ParalympicsGB but new World Records being set. Georgie Hermitage achieved gold in the T37 400m gold in a new World beating time of 1min 0.43 seconds, whilst on the field, Hollie Arnold was also in world record breaking form in the F46 Javelin with a distance of 43.01m.
The sixth gold of the day for ParalympicsGB was in the Class One Table Tennis final where Welshman, Rob Davies beat South Korea’s Young Dae Joo 3-1.
Ollie Hynd claimed silver in the S8 100m Backstroke behind China’s Zhou Cong, who won in a World Record time of 1:02.90 and in fencing Piers Gilliver also took silver in the Individual Epee Wheelchair Fencing.
There were also bronze medals for ParalympicsGB in wheelchair tennis for doubles pair Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker and quad doubles partners Andy Lapthorne and Jamie Burdekin.
Although Ellie Simmonds lost her S6 400m Freestyle title, she still finished with a bronze, as did Stephen Miller in the F32 Club Throw.