London 2012 – Day 4 Round-Up

Britain moved into second place behind China on the medals table, winning seven golds in five sports and 18 medals in all on day four of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. It was GB’s best day yet as they leapt above Australia taking their golden tally to 16, their total to 54.



Cyclists wrap up with four more: Anthony Kappes and Craig Maclean won the tandem Sprint as four medals took GB to the top of the cycling table.

Four finish first at Eton Dorney: Mixed emotions on the water where the Coxed Four won gold against the odds but sculler Tom Aggar lost his perfect record.

Christiansen shines as GB take Team gold: Sophie Christiansen won gold at a canter as GB rode away with the Team prize, giving Lee Pearson his 10th Paralympic title.

Applegate swims to golden moment: Teenager Jessica-Jane Applegate took gold in the pool as Britain’s swimmers bagged three more medals.

Weir and Davies win big in Athletics: David Weir saved the best till last, wheeling to 5000m victory at 22:30, 10 hours after Aled Davies took Discus gold.

ParalympicsGB medals today:      Gold: 7.  Silver: 8.  Bronze: 3.

ParalympicsGB medals tally:       Gold: 16.  Silver: 24. Bronze: 14.


Sport by sport round-up:

Archery: Compound Open wins for Danielle Brown and Mel Clarke set up semi-final ties with two strong Russians, and the prospect of an all-GB final.

Athletics: A delighted Davies took Discus gold in the morning sun before Weir won a dramatic sprint to claim the late-night T54 5000m. Sprinters Libby Clegg and Graeme Ballard, and long jumper Stef Reid, all won silvers.

Boccia: Britain’s defending Team champions cruised into the quarter finals as seven days of Boccia action got underway, while two GB Pairs have quarter final hopes with one pool game to come.

Cycling: Three world records in the morning session were followed by a 1-2 in the tandem men’s B Sprint, a Team Sprint silver and bronze in the women’s B Pursuit to leave Britain at the top of the track cycling medal table after the final day of Velodrome action.

Equestrian: Britain clinched their fourth consecutive Team gold after the last three individual tests brought silvers for Sophie Wells and Deb Criddle in grade IV and III to go with Christiansen’s Ia gold on Rio.

Football 5-a-side: GB earned their first ever point against Argentina in a 1-1 draw and must now beat Iran by more than two goals to go through.

Goalball: The women claimed their first victory with a 3-1 win over Brazil, the first win for any GB team at the Copper Box. But the men couldn’t repeat the feat, going down 7-3 to Finland this evening to end their quarter final hopes.

Rowing: There was gold against the odds for the mixed Cox Four but Tom Aggar’s unbeaten run came to an end in the single Sculls.

Sailing: The SKUD crew sit in silver medal place, while Helena Lucas is third in the 2.4mR class. The Sonar trio are fifth overall after another dramatic day of problems and protests.

Shooting: Britain’s three shooters all missed out on the Air Rifle standing SH2 final, a tough baptism at their first Games.

Sitting Volleyball: The men secured a historic first Games win, beating Morocco 3-0, but the women’s medal hopes ended with defeat to Japan.

Swimming: Applegate claimed GB’s third swimming gold in the S14 200m Freestyle while James Clegg and Hannah Russell won bronze medals.

Table Tennis: An emotional Will Bayley bagged Britain’s first singles silver for 16 years, losing 3-1 to the delighted German Jochen Wollmert.

Wheelchair Basketball: Britain’s men notched up their second successive win, overcoming Poland 87-58 to improve their chances of a quarter final berth.

Wheelchair Tennis: Flag bearer Peter Norfolk began his Quad singles title defence with a whitewash win while Dave Phillipson and Gordon Reid went through in the men’s Singles, and two men’s Doubles pairs enjoyed success.

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