Tokyo Paralympics: Andrew Small and Phoebe Paterson Pine safe two extra gold medals for Nice Britain | UK Information


Nice Britain has gained 4 extra medals on day six of the Tokyo Paralympics, following success in archery, the T33 100m and powerlifting.

Wheelchair racer Andrew Small took dwelling gold for ParalympicsGB within the males’s T33 100m remaining after blitzing his rivals with a time of 17.73 seconds.

His highly effective begin proved to be essential as defending champion Ahmed Almutairi of Kuwait threatened to grab victory, solely to cross the road a tenth of a second behind.

Small stated: “I positively felt extra comfy in my capacity this time round, and that’s all right down to the experiences I’ve had over the previous couple of years. The beginning was good and that basically put me in a superb place.

“I would prefer to thank my coach [Rick Hoskins], my assist staff, and my household most of all for all they’ve gone by during the last two seasons.

“We have put a whole lot of laborious work into this. It has been value all the various coaching classes within the storage over zoom. It is great to have all that work during the last 5 years repay.”

A video of Small’s household celebrating his win was posted on ParalympicsGB’s Twitter account within the early hours of Monday morning.

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Victory for Small introduced ParalympicsGB’s twenty fourth gold of the Video games up to now.

Fellow Briton Harri Jenkins additionally made it to the rostrum after securing a bronze medal in a season’s finest time of 18.55secs.

Phoebe Paterson Pine GBR in action during the Women...s Individual Compound Archery Open 1/8 Quarter Final at the Yumenoshima Final Field. Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Tokyo, Japan, Monday 30 August 2021. Photo: OIS/Simon Bruty. Handout image supplied by OIS/IOC
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Phoebe Paterson Pine beat defending champion and fellow GB athlete Jess Stretton on her solution to successful gold

Fellow GB athlete James Freeman completed fourth of the 5 racers in 19.69secs.

Archery additionally proved to be a hit for Nice Britain, with Phoebe Paterson Pine successful gold by eliminating defending champion Jess Stretton.

Video games debutant Paterson Pine started a memorable day with a tense 141-140 success over her world primary compatriot within the second spherical of the ladies’s particular person compound.

The 23-year-old, who has spina bifida, later took Stretton’s crown with a 134-133 win over Chile’s Mariana Zuniga Varela within the decisive contest.

She stated: “I am actually dangerous at maths so I had no concept what I truly wanted.

“I noticed I shot an eight and was like, ‘Oh my goodness, I shot an eight. That is horrible’. After which I realised I wanted that to win and thought, ‘Perhaps that is not too dangerous’.

“I nonetheless virtually really feel I am dwelling in a dream and it will not settle till I am with household or trying on the aftermath on my cellphone.”

Britain's Louise Sugden points to students cheering for her after receiving a bronze medal in women's -86kg powerlifting final at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato
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Britain’s Louise Sugden secured a bronze medal within the powerlifting

Louise Sugden secured a bronze medal within the girls’s 86kg powerlifting division.

Former wheelchair basketball participant Sugden’s finest carry of 131kg was the identical as fourth-placed Egyptian Amany Ali however the 37-year-old Briton took the rostrum place as a consequence of being greater than a kilogram lighter than her rival.

Her remaining carry was met with some controversy after it was initially recorded as a no carry for her press sequence. Nevertheless, it was efficiently appealed to see her declare her first Paralympic medal.

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She stated: “I nonetheless suppose I’ll get up sooner or later! However I believe I’ve obtained an amazing teaching staff. I’ve labored actually laborious and I am simply proud that it is paid off.”

Sugden’s bronze marks three powerlifting medals for ParalympicsGB after bronzes for Mickey Yuletide and Olivia Broome earlier within the Video games.

Swimmer Ellie Robinson is because of defend her S6 50-metre butterfly title on Monday and ParalympicsGB’s equestrians are additionally going for glory.



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