London 2012 – Day 7 Round-Up

Two more golds and and 13 medals on day seven put Britain’s Paralympians in touching distance of their medal target. With 25 golds, Britain are third in the table, but their total tally of 92 means they are just 11 short of their pre-Games goal with four days to go.

 
Headlines:

Storey seals third title: Sarah Storey switched track for road but kept up her winning habit, taking her third gold of the Games in the C5 Time Trial.

Hynd completes the set: Oliver Hynd added gold to his silver and bronze medals taking the SM8 Individual Medley in a European record.

ParalympicsGB medals today: 12    Gold: 2.  Silver: 6.  Bronze: 4.

ParalympicsGB medals tally:   92    Gold: 25.  Silver: 36. Bronze: 31.

 
Sport by sport round-up:

Archery: The men’s Recurve team battled through to the bronze match but lost out on a medal to the classy Chinese. The women’s team lost to Beijing silver medallists South Korea in the round of 16.

Athletics: A late surge down the home straight brought David Devine bronze in the T12 800m, followed by Bethy Woodward who snatched silver in the T37 200m. Double gold medallist David Weir qualified for his third final in the T54 800m.

Boccia: David Smith came from 4-0 down against Japan’s Yuriko Shibayama to win his quarter-final 6-4. Scott McCowan and Jacob Thomas won their opening BC3 individual matches, while Team bronze medallists Dan Bentley and Zoe Robinson suffered defeats in the BC2 competition.

Cycling: Storey’s gold was the 10th of her two-sport Paralympic career and she can match Tanni Grey-Thompson’s 11-medal haul in the Road Race on Thursday. Mark Colbourne took his third medal of the Games in the C1 Time Trial, Karen Darke added a silver of her own in the H1-2 event and David Stone took bronze in the T1-2.

Football 7-a-side: Ibz Diallo starred as GB dismantled the USA to win 4-0 and pick up their first points at London 2012.

Goalball: GB’s women lost their quarter-final 2-1 when a heartbreaking golden goal gave Sweden victory in extra time.

Sailing: With Helena Lucas in second and the SKUD crew third, Britain are guaranteed their first ever Sailing medals. The Sonar trio may pick up bronze too.

Sitting Volleyball: Britain;s men lost 3-0 to reigning champions Iran in their evening quarter-final and will now go into the classification matches for fifth to eighth.

Swimming: Hynd won by a body length while GB swimmers added two more silvers through Louise Watkin and Charlotte Henshaw, while Liz Johnson, Rob Welbourn and Hannah Russell struck bronze.

Wheelchair Basketball: Britain’s men scored a dramatic 75-70 quarter-final victory over a determined Turkish team to book their place in the semi-finals.

Wheelchair Fencing: Justine Moore failed to progress from the preliminary round of the Individual Epee but has the Team Epee to come.

Wheelchair Rugby: Britain led world no. 1 side USA in the first quarter but ultimately lost their opening match 56-44 to the defending champions.

Wheelchair Tennis: Peter Norfolk and Andy Lapthorne had to settle for silver after losing their Quad Doubles final in three sets. Gordon Reid lost two quarter-finals – first the men’s Singles then the Doubles with partner Marc McCarroll.

Read more about ParalympicsGB performances at London 2012 at www.paralympics.org.uk/gb

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