Dan maintains his record of winning a medal at every Games.

6th Oct, 2016

ParalympicsGB surpassed their London 2012 medal tally of 120 on day nine of the Games in Rio.

The team have now won 126 medals, including nine more golds on Friday.

Gordon Reid won the wheelchair tennis final, Hannah Cockroft clinched the T34 800m, there was swimming relay gold and Sophie Christiansen, Lee Pearson and Natasha Baker won in the dressage.

Paul Blake took T36 400m gold, there was boccia success for David Smith, and John Walker landed archery gold.

Sophie Wells, 26, and 67-year-old Anne Dunham both won silver in the dressage, and silvers also went to T1-2 road cyclist David Stone and Andrew Mullen, in the S5 50m backstroke.

The Briton finished behind Brazilian swimming superstar Daniel Dias, who won his third gold and seventh medal of the Games. The 28-year-old has now amassed 21 Paralympic medals in his career.

There was British medal success in the table tennis as Will Bayley, Aaron McKibbin and Ross Wilson won class 6-8 bronze in the team event.

And discus thrower Dan Greaves maintained his record of having won a medal at every Games, by winning his fifth in his fifth Paralympics. This time it was bronze for the Leicestershire-born 33-year-old in the F44 final.

Britain have a total of 58 gold medals from these Games and reached the 50 mark when Blake won his T36 race in a time of 54.49 seconds – nearly a second clear of Ukraine’s Roman Pavlyk and New Zealander William Stedman.

UK Sport set ParalympicsGB a target of 121 medals, which was achieved when Cockroft blitzed the field to win in the Olympic Stadium and team-mate Kare Adenegan took bronze.

The team have also surpassed the 122 medals won at Atlanta 1996.


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