Paralympic Glory for Team GB
There’s fantastic news to report today, it’s been a record-breaking Paralympics for Team GB which has won 64 golds, the most secured by a British team since 1988!
What an amazing Games! The Paralympics have closed with ParalympicsGB securing a total of 147 gold, silver and bronze medals, putting the team in second place behind China. We knew it was going to be special when the team’s medals haul surpassed their London 2012 medal tally of 120 on day nine of the Games in Rio! They also matched the highest number of gold medal sports at a Paralympics with 11, matching China at Beijing 2008.
Every Paralympic athlete is an inspiration and among star performers this year was Kadeena Cox, who won golds in athletics and cycling to become the first Briton to triumph in two different sports at the same Games since 1988. The 25-year-old who carried Team GB’s flag at the closing ceremony is reported by the BBC as saying: “I only originally expected just to get to Rio, let alone win medals, so to do this is the icing on the cake of an amazing Games. I couldn't have imagined this in my wildest dreams. To do something as special as carrying the flag is incredible."
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