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Jonnie Peacock wins gold in the T44 100m sprint

British teenager Jonnie Peacock sealed his status as the fastest amputee in the world by upstaging Oscar Pistorius in the biggest race of the Paralympics. The 19-year-old from Cambridge showed no regard for reputations as he stormed away from the field to win in 10.90 seconds, a new Paralympic record. He came into the Games as the T44 world record holder but inexperienced on the big stage, but proved he can more than handle the occasion. Only American Richard Browne could get close to the Briton, claiming silver in 11.03secs. Pistorius, the defending champion, was never in contention, finishing...

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GB Win Gold And Bronze In Sailing

Britain has won two medals on the final day of the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Regatta at Weymouth and Portland today (Thursday 6 September). Helena Lucas – the only woman in her class – has won the 2.4mR gold and Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell have won SKUD bronze. Lucas sat in gold medal position overnight, with a nine-point cushion over second-placed Heiko Kroger of Germany, and was guaranteed at least a silver medal, while Rickham and Birrell were sure of at least a bronze. Lack of breeze in Portland Harbour today meant no sailing was possible ensuring that...

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Henshaw and Johnson Both Make Podium

Charlotte Henshaw and Liz Johnson both made the podium with silver and bronze in the SB6 100m Breaststroke. European record holder Henshaw had qualified fastest and emerged as the main contender for gold as she swam neck and neck with 14 year old Ukrainian sensation Viktoriia Savtsova down the back 50m. The Ukranian took the touch in a desperate lunge for the wall but having finished fourth on her Paralympic debut in Beijing, Henshaw insisted she could not begrudge coming 0.03 behind Savtsova for silver in 1:39.16 – the second fastest time of her career. “Right now I am...

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Hynd Adds Gold To His Set

Oliver Hynd completed his set of medals on his Paralympic debut with gold in the SM8 200m Individual Medley on day seven of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The 17 year old had already lifted 400m Freestyle silver and 100m Backstroke bronze but rose to the top spot of the podium with a dominant performance in his main event. Having qualified second fastest, the European champion looked the man to beat throughout, turning second after 100m before taking over in the breaststroke leg. And after beating his own European record to finish a body length clear in two minutes...

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