Sophie Thornhill and pilot Helen Scott set a new Paralympic record in the women’s B 1,000m time trial as they secured ParalympicsGB’s first medal of day two at Rio 2016.
ParalympicsGB finished the opening day second in the Paralympic Games medal table after a series of incredible performances which saw the team win five gold, three silver and three bronze.
Robert Davies kicked off the evening table tennis session with a 3-2 victory in the men’s singles class 1 match against Switzerland’s Silvio Keller.
Ollie Hynd and Bethany Firth broke world records on their way to winning gold in the pool at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Reigning champion Jonnie Peacock was among the athletes to impress in Rio on Thursday as he won his 100m T44 heat in a new Paralympic Games record of 10.81.
Jonathan Fox claimed the third Paralympics medal of his career as he finished second in the men’s 100m backstroke S7 final.
Andrew Mullen swam a personal best time on the way to claiming his maiden Paralamypics medal on day one of Rio 2016.
It was double success for ParalympicsGB in the women’s 100m backstroke S14 as Bethany Firth defended her Paralympic title ahead of teammate Jessica-Jane Applegate in third.
Harriet Lee won ParalympicsGB’s third swimming medal of Rio 2016 as she finished second in the 100m breaststroke S9 final, one place better than the bronze she won at London 2012.
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