Richard Whitehead led another medal charge and defended his T42 200m title in fine style in what was a Superhuman Sunday.

Whitehead’s was the outstanding British performance of day four. He took gold in the T42 200m in 23.39 seconds ahead of teammate, Dave Henson who came third. Whitehead, 40, has said that this is likely to be his last T42 200m race.

Superhuman Sunday

Also in the stadium, Jo Butterfield secured gold in the F51 club throw, breaking the World Record in the process.

There was more success in the velodrome for ParalympicsGB cyclists as Lora Turnham with pilot, Corinne Hall won the B 3km Pursuit and Jody Cundy, Jon Allan-Butterworth and Louis Rolfe also came first in the Mixed C1-5 Sprint Team event, setting a new World Record.

Neil Fachie with pilot Pete Mitchell won silver in the cycling B 1km Time Trial and Sophie Thornhill with pilot Helen Scott added B 3km Pursuit bronze to their 1km Time Trial gold.

Northern Ireland’s Bethany Firth was completely dominant in the pool as she took gold in the 200m Freestyle S14 in 2:03.30 with teammate, Jessica-Jane Applegate coming in for silver.

Meanwhile, Rebecca Redfern set a new European Record in the SB13 100m breaststroke, finishing in 1:13.81 to take silver.

Thomas Hamer also achieved silver in the S14 200m Freestyle final and there were bronzes for Amy Marren (SM9 200m Individual Medley), Josef Craig (S9 100m Freestyle) and Stephanie Millward (S8 100m Freestyle).


Claimed their best ever rowing medal tally with three golds starting with Rachel Morris in the Arms-Shoulders Single Sculls, which she later descried as “unreal”, before Lauren Rowles and Laurence Whiteley won the Trunk-and-Arms Mixed Double Sculls. The Mixed Cox Four team: Grace Clough, Daniel Brown, Pamela Relph, James Fox and cox James Oliver also achieved gold.

Tom Aggar also won bronze in the Arms-shoulders Single Sculls.

British triathletes Lauren Steadman and Alison Patrick (with guide Hazel Smith) took silver in the PT4 and PT5 respectively, with Melissa Reid (with guide Nicole Walters) also taking PT5 bronze.


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