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Heartbreak for Wheelchair Basketball

In one of the most exciting matches of the Games so far, the men’s Wheelchair Basketball team lost out to Germany after a nail-biting close encounter. The match was tied at full-time at 66-66 leading it into extra time which brought a tense 5 minutes for everyone, but it wasn’t to be for the GB side as Germany fought back to win with 77-72. To read more on this story visit...

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Will Bayley Table Tennis Medal Hope

Table Tennis medal favourite Will Bayley overcame a nervous start to beat his Thai opponent Yuttana Namsaga 3-0 on a day of mixed results for Britain in the singles preliminary rounds at the ExCeL. Londoner Aaron McKibbin missed out on a quarter final place after two defeats on the opening day, while Victoria Bromley and Scott Robertson found the going tough against top opposition. But there were victories for Sara Head and David Wetherill in the group stages and Sue Gilroy began her fourth Paralympics with a 3-0 victory over Egypt’s Fadia Ahmed in their Class 4 match. McKibbin,...

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Zoe Newson Debut’s With Bronze

Zoe Newson, the youngest member of ParalympicGB’s Powerlifting squad, produced a terrific performance to capture bronze on day one of the London 2012 Games. The 20 year old from Colchester celebrated her Paralympic Games debut by equaling her personal best to take bronze in the Under 40kg class at the ExCeL today (Thursday 30 August). Newson opened up with a lift of 84kg. She failed with her first attempt at equaling her PB of 88kg, but then successfully completed her second attempt. And that was enough to guarantee her a medal. Although Vietnam’s Thi Hong Nguyen managed the same...

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Ben Quilter Brings Bronze

British Judo player Ben Quilter battled back from defeat in his opening contest to win bronze at the London 2012 Paralympic Games today (Thursday 30 August). The 30 year old, who lives in Stone, Kent, won his bronze in the Under 60kg class, the same weight division in which he finished joint fifth in Beijing four years ago. While initially targeting gold, he said taking bronze meant “a massive amount” after he suffered an injury to his left knee in training just seven weeks ago. Quilter had a bye in his opening round but then drew Beijing 2008 Paralympic...

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Fox Swims To Glory

Jonathan Fox has just won the first Gold medal in the pool for Great Britain! In a strong performance he powered through the 100m backstroke S7 to secure his gold medal. He broke the world record in this morning’s heats and although he didn’t swim quite as fast in the final, he did enough to ensure he was a Paralympic...

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