ParalympicsGB scored three gold medals on day three of the Games. Here’s our round-up of all the action.
With an impressive total of 15 golds(35 medals overall) ParalympicsGB continue to hold second place on the medals table.
Kadeena Cox won a record-breaking gold in the women’s C4-C5 500 metres Time Trial to become the first Briton in 28 years to win medals in two sports at the same Paralympics.
We’ve already seen how athletes like Sarah Storey and Jody Cundy have successfully switched sports over the course of their careers’ but to do it in one Games and over just two days, is an extraordinary feat. (Cox, 25, claimed T38 100m bronze on the athletics track on Friday night.)
World Champion, Cox won gold in the velodrome in a new World Record of 35.716 seconds.
Andy Lewis won the inaugural gold medal in new Parlympic sport, para-triathlon (PT2 category), on Copacabana beach. Lewis literally finished on his own, with no other competitors even within sight as he crossed the line.
Back in the stadium, ParalympicsGB favourite, Hannah Cockroft was also enjoying a second or so of ‘me time’ as she finished way out in front, breaking her own Paralympic World Record to claim gold in 17.42 seconds, with teammate and certainly, one to watch for the future, Kare Adenegan, 15, taking silver behind her.
In the pool swimmers, Ellie Robinson and Ellie Simmonds, acquitted themselves well in a tough line-up in the S6 50m Freestyle final, finishing fourth and sixth respectively.
Other British successes included: a silver medal for Toby Gold in the T33 100m sprint and bronze medals for Sabrina Fortune (F20 shot put) Andrew Small (T33 100m) and Alice Tai (S10 100m backstroke).
In other news, Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi set a new Paralympic record on his way to winning the T36 100m final, earning Malaysia’s first ever Paralympic gold.