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Shelly Woods Through To Final

The first wheelchair race of the Games took place in the Olympic Stadium this morning and saw medal hopeful, Shelly Woods come 3rd in her heat to bring her through to the final on Sunday morning. Read More »

McGlynn Scoops Silver

Great Britain’s Aileen McGlynn was dethroned as Paralympic B 1km Time Trial champion but secured tandem silver on the second morning at the Velodrome. McGlynn, who is visually impaired, and her sighted pilot Helen Scott, recorded their fastest time on a tandem together, covering the four laps in one minute 9.469 seconds but it was not enough to hold off ... Read More »

Seven Medal Summary of Day 1

Britain lie third in the medal table at the end of day one of the London 2012 Paralympic Games after winning seven medals from four sports, two less than Australia who are second behind table-toppers China. Headlines Super Storey wins first for Britain: Sarah Storey clinched Britain’s first gold of the Games, just hours after she had smashed the world ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Britain’s First Gold Quite A Storey

Sarah Storey has won Britain’s first gold medal today in the Women’s Track Ceiling C5 Individual Pursuit. Track cyclist Sarah Storey cruised to victory in the women’s C5 individual pursuit, after breaking her own world record in Thursday’s heats. And the home nation celebrated winning their first two medals of the Games in quick succession through Storey and Paralympic debutant ... Read More »

Flying Fox Smashes Record

The ParalympicsGB swimming team stated their intent at London 2012 this morning as world champion Jon Fox smashing his own S7 100m Backstroke world record to steal the show in the opening session of the Paralympic Games. The Manchester-based 21 year old touched in one minute 9.86 seconds to knock more than half a second off his old world mark ... Read More »

Congratulations to Quickie Ambassador, Nyree Kindred MBE

Nyree Kindred MBE has broken the Paralympic World Record after competing in the Women’s 100m Backstroke S6 Heat today. Enter the Quickie Photo Competition on Facebook for your chance to win a swimming cap autographed by the record breaker! Read More »

Games Record Puts Archer Kenny Allen On Target For Gold

Archer Kenny Allen made an impressive start to his bid to win the men’s Recurve Standing gold when he fired a Paralympic record to finish top of the ranking rounds at the Royal Artillery Barracks on Thursday, while Danielle Brown began her defence of the women’s Individual Compound (Open) title by equalling her own Paralympic record from Beijing. Allen was ... Read More »