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Rio Paralympics 2016: All the medallists from the second week

September 19, 2016

ParalympicsGB return from Rio with 64 gold medals – the most gold medals and indeed most medals of any British Paralympic team since Seoul 1988. Here are all the medallist from the second week of the games – find out details of the first week here.


Archery: Clean sweep of the medals in W1 archery
Jessica Stretton claimed women’s W1 archery gold as ParalympicsGB claimed their first 1-2-3 podium sweep in Rio. Stretton, a bronze medallist at last year’s World Championships in Germany, edged past team-mate Vicky Jenkins in the semi-final and then beat Jo Frith 137-124 in the gold medal match.
Jenkins won her bronze medal match with Korea’s Kim Ok-Geum with the final arrow, winning 125-124.


Archery: Frith and Walker combine to win archery team gold
Jo Frith only waited a few hours to upgrade her silver medal as she joined forces with John Walker to win mixed team W1 archery gold at the Paralympic Games in Rio.

Archery: Mixed team compound (open) duo win archery silver
ParalympicsGB archers Jodie Grinham and John Stubbs secured a silver medal in the mixed team compound (open), as they were beaten 151-143, by China, in the gold medal match.

Swimming: Simmonds claims first gold at Rio 2016 with 200m medley SM6 world record
Ellie Simmonds claimed the fifth Paralympic gold of her career – and rewrote swimming history in the process. Simmonds, 21, became the first SM6 swimmer to dip below three minutes in the 200m medley, as she clocked a world record 2:59.81. Later in the week she won bronze in the 400m freestyle S6 as the five-time Paralympic champion made it three consecutive Paralympic medals in the event.

Swimming: Stunned Rodgers claims 50m butterfly S7 gold
Susie Rodgers admitted her disbelief after setting a new European record to claim Paralympic 50m butterfly S7 gold. Rodgers, who clocked 35.07 seconds, came to swimming relatively late but the 33-year old is only getting quicker.

Swimming: Hannah Russell won gold in the S12 100m backstroke
Hannah Russell lowered her own world record to clinch her first medal of Rio 2016 with victory in the women’s 100m backstroke S12 final. Russell touched the wall in 1:06.06, knocking nine tenths off her record set last year.

Swimming: Five medals for Stephanie Millward
Stephanie Millward  added a silver lining to a hugely successful Paralympic Games in Rio by finishing second in the women’s S8 200m individual medley. This was Millwards fifth medal of the Games as she clocked 2:43.03 behind the United States’ Jessica Long (2:40.23). The 34 year old also anchored the 4x100m medley relay to gold – her own second of the Games – completed the full set after a win in the 100m backstroke and bronzes in the 100m and 400m freestyle.

Swimming: Bethany Firth wins triple gold
Bethany Firth lead home a  British one-two in the 200m individual medley SM14 final, with teammate Jessica-Jane Applegate clinching silver. Firth broke her own Paralympic record with a time of 2:19.55 to win her third gold medal of the Games, and her fourth of any colour in Rio.

Swimming: Applegate claims silver
Jessica-Jane Applegate claimed a silver in the individual medley SM14 final, touching the wall in 2:27.58 to secure medal number three of her own.

Swimming: Charlotte Henshaw wins bronze
Charlotte Henshaw made every second count as she took bronze in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB6 final. Henshaw touched the wall in 1:37.79, 2.4 seconds behind 15-year-old Tiffany Thomas Kane of Australia who took gold, with USA’s Sophia Elizabeth Herzog in second.

Swimming: Abby Kane, 13, swims to silver
ParalympicsGB’s youngest Rio team member Abby Kane made it a Paralympic Games she will never forget as she secured 100m backstroke S13 silver. The 13-year-old touched the wall in 1:09.30, exactly one second after gold medallist Anna Stetsenko of the Ukraine who set a new Paralympic record.


Swimming: ParalympicsGB 4x100m medley team win gold and world record time
Claire Cashmore achieved her dream of Paralympic gold after helping ParalympicsGB 4x100m medley team to victory in Rio. Four-time Paralympian Cashmore, 28 made her debut at the 2004 Games in Athens and has won seven medals – but never a gold. She was in tears after settling for silver in her signature 100m butterfly S9 earlier this week but there was nothing but smiles as a world record time of 4:45.23 secured her, Alice Tai, Stephanie Slater and Stephanie Millward the title ahead of Australia and the United States.

Athletics: Hannah Cockroft wins triple gold
Hannah Cockroft lived up to her Hurricane nickname to win a famous sprint double at London 2012 and in Rio she has gone one better to secure three gold medals.

Hannah Cockroft, 24, was forced to step up in distance when the 200m event she won at London 2012 was scrapped from the Rio programme. She won the 100m and 400m T34 finals in Rio, before keeping up her impressive streak with a dominant victory in the 800m. Leading from start to finish, the 24-year-old clocked a season’s best 2:00.62 to clinch her fifth Paralympic title.


Athletics: Kare Adenegan wins a silver and bronze at first games
Kare Adenegan added to the silver she won in the 100m to take a bronze medal in the 800m T34 final.

Athletics: Golden double for Cox
Kadeena Cox wrote her name in the history books with victory in the 400m T38. Cox, who had already won cycling gold in the C4-5 500m time trial and also bronze back on the track in the 100m in Rio, is the first British Paralympian to win two golds in two different sports at the same Games since 1984.

Athletics: Hermitage keeps cool in the heat to claim gold and world record
Georgina Hermitage stormed to her second gold and a second world record at the Paralympic Games in Rio. The 27-year old dominated her 400m T37 final and left everyone else fighting for silver at the Olympic Stadium.

Athletics: Libby Clegg powered to an impressive sprint double gold
Libby Clegg powered to an impressive sprint double with a victory in the 200m T11 final at the Paralympic Games in Rio. With the 100m title already secured, the 26-year old Scot and guide Chris Clarke dominated, their task made easier by the absence of home favourite Terezinha Guilhermina, who was disqualified after a false start.

Athletics: Hollie Arnold claims Paralympic athletics gold in Javelin
F46 javelin thrower Hollie Arnold unleashed a 43.01 metre best to beat her nearest rivals by nearly two metres and secure gold in Rio.

Athletics: Triple medal haul for debutant Maria Lyle
Maria Lyle secured her third Rio medal with bronze in the 200m T35 final. Lyle – who won silver and bronze in the 4x100m relay and 100m respectively – set a new season’s best of 29.35, crossing the line over three seconds quicker than Italy’s Oxana Corso in fourth.


Athletics: ParalympicsGB win 4x100m silver
The women’s 4x100m F35-38 relay squad of Kadeena Cox, Maria Lyle, Georgina Hermitage and Sophie Hahn set a new British record to secure silver in the 4x100m relay. Their record time of 51.07, was not enough to get the better of China who set a new world record of 50.81 for gold.

wheelchair tennis: Bronze for ParalympicsGB on scorching day in Rio
Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker recovered from a second-set setback to win women’s doubles bronze, Whiley and Shuker, the third seeds, beat Japan’s fourth seeds 6-3, 0-6, 6-1 to match their achievement from London 2012.

Cycling: Paralympic gold number 13 for Dame Sarah Storey after time trial C5 success
Dame Sarah Storey took her total of Paralympic gold medals to 13 after a dominant performance in the time trial C5 on Wednesday. Dame Sarah finished over a minute and a half clear of her closest rivals to claim her second gold medal of Rio 2016 following victory in the 3km pursuit C5 on the track on Thursday.


Cycling: Bronze for Crystal Lane
ParalympicsGB team-mate Crystal Lane also come through to take bronze, her first medal of the Games, following a 500m time trial fifth at the velodrome and a fourth in Wednesday’s time trial.

Cycling: Karen Darke upgrades London 2012 silver with hand cycling gold
Karen Darke won her first Paralympic gold medal on Wednesday after storming to an emphatic victory in the women’s time trial H1-2-3. Her winning time of 33:44.93 was more than 12 seconds ahead of USA’s Alicia Dana in silver.

Cycling: Second medal for Lora Turnham with pilot Corrine Hall
It was a second Rio Paralympic medal for Lora Turnham with pilot Corrine Hall as they crossed the line in 39:33.81 to clinch bronze in the time trial, just days after winning gold in the 3km individual pursuit.

Equestrian: Sophie Wells claims 6th medal
Equestrian rider Sophie Wells took her tally of Paralympic medals to six with silver in the individual freestyle test grade IV on Friday. Earlier there was gold medal success for Wells and horse Valerius as both held their nerve in searing temperatures to claim Paralympic individual (IV) dressage gold

Equestrian: Natasha Baker
On a horse named after the explorer who discovered Brazil, Natasha Baker defended the first of her two Paralympic dressage titles in Rio. Baker, riding Cabral, topped the individual grade II standings.

Equestrian: Sophie Christiansen claims eighth Paralympic career gold
Sophie Christiansen moved on to eight Paralympic career gold medals after making it a hat-trick of successes at Rio 2016. Christiansen, who had already picked up Team Championship and Individual Championship Test Grade Ia gold, finished top of the leaderboard in the individual freestyle test, riding Athene Lindebjerg, one place ahead of teammate Anne Dunham on LJT Lucas Normark.

Equestrian: Anne Dunham claims fourth career dressage team gold in Rio
Anne Dunham is well placed to judge just how far ParalympicsGB equestrian has come after winning her fourth career dressage team gold in Rio. Dunham, 67, made her Paralympic debut when the sport was introduced at the Atlanta Games in 1996.

Canoeing: Anne Dickins, Jeanette Chippington and Emma Wiggs win gold
Anne Dickins claimed ParalympicsGB’s 100th medal in Rio as Britain’s sprint canoeists finished their campaign with five medals overall. Dickins, a Games Maker volunteer at London 2012, took victory in the women’s KL3 final, beating Australia’s Amanda Reynolds by 0.03 seconds. Earlier Jeanette Chippington etched her name into the history books as she became the first ever Paralympic canoeing champion with victory in the women’s KL1 final and Emma Wiggs (KL2) completed the hat-trick of women’s medals by winning gold in her race too.

Sailing: Double bronze for ParalympicsGB sailors in Rio
Helena Lucas became Britain’s most successful Paralympic sailor ever with a bronze medal in Rio. Lucas was defending the one-person keelboat title she won at London 2012 and had been leading heading into the 11th and final race of the regatta at the Marina de Gloria.

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