GB stars aim to add to medal haul

GB stars aim to add to medal haul

Great Britain's Aled Davies celebrates winning Gold in the Men's Discus Throw - F42

The Great Britain Mixed Coxed Four celebrate after winning the LTA4+ Mixed Coxed Four race at Eton Dorney

Great Britain's Richard Whitehead celebrates winning the Men's 200m T42

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Britain's Paralympians are still in the hunt for more gold medals and world records as they aimed to build on the success of Super Saturday.

Saturday was a stunning day of tears and jubilation as athletes landed five gold, five silver and six bronze medals.

The day was capped off in stunning fashion as darling of the Games Ellie Simmonds wept with joy after her gold in the 400m freestyle - smashing the world record by five seconds.

And ParalympicsGB continued their success on Sunday by landing two gold and two silver medals - all before lunch.

David Smith, James Roe, Naomi Riches, Pam Relph and cox Lily van den Broecke were given a royal seal of approval as they won gold in front of the Duchess of Cambridge at Eton Dorney.

There was also success in the Olympic Stadium, as Welshman Aled Davies took gold in front of roaring fans. Paralympic debutant Davies, 21, bettered the bronze he won in Friday's shot put, with a gold in the discus event.

Wheeling away in delight, Davies, who was born with talipese and hemi-hemilia in his right leg meaning the limb is missing bones, muscle and ligaments, could barely control his emotion as he turned to the crowd and held his lands aloft in delight.

He said: "I am probably the happiest guy on the planet right now."

Long jump star Stef Reid, 27, set a lifetime best as she leapt to silver - recording two new Paralympic records in the process. The 27-year-old, who lost her right leg below the knee in a boating accident aged 16, launched herself to 5.28 metres only to be denied gold by a whisker.

And Sophie Wells, 22, from Newark, Nottinghamshire, also landed silver at the equestrian centre at Greenwich Park. The rider, who was born with amniotic band syndrome, which affects her joints, won second place in the Grade IV individual event.


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