On the penultmate day of action the highlights come from the pool, where Ellie Simmonds added to her medal haul with a Silver and Harriet lee took a Bronze.
In the 100m S6 freestyle Ellie Simmonds was beaten into second by Victoria Arlen of the United States who swam a phenomenal race and set a new world record.
The American, who almost missed the Games after classification controversy, held off the 17-year-old’s challenge to finish in one minute 13.33 seconds.
“I am gutted as the 100m free in Beijing made me the person I am,” Briton Simmonds told BBC Radio 5 live.
“I hate losing but Victoria was unbelievable.
Simmonds finishes the Games with two golds (200m SM6 individual medley and S6 400m freestyle), a silver (S6 100m freestyle) and a bronze [S6 100m freestyle] medal.
“I am so chuffed to have had a great competition and achieved personal bests in most events,” stated the teenager.
In the same race Natalie Jones finished a very creditable seventh place.
Harriet Lee also had a successful evening taking bronze in the SB9 100m breaststroke. It was an incredible achievement by the 21-year-old, who just four months ago she spent time in intensive care due to her condition.
Lora Turnham and her pilot Fiona Duncan finished eighth in the women’s B Road Race for tandems.
They missed out in the sprint for bronze having battled back from a minute down to rejoin the group behind winners Robbi Weldon and Lyne Bessette of Canada.
Sportsister, The Women’s Sports Magazine