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Britain passes Beijing medal tally

The ParalympicsGB team has surpassed its Beijing total, achieving part of its numerical target when swimmer Heather Frederiksen won silver in the S8 100m Freestyle tonight. The target was to win 103 medals – one more than in Beijing. ParalympicsGB chef de mission Craig Hunter said:

I am delighted that we have succeeded in this aim with three days of competition still to go. It is testament to the talent, dedication and skill of the athletes who make up the team as well as to their support staff and to the funding we receive from the National Lottery and commercial partners.

The team have won medals in the following sports:

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Boccia
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Judo
  • Powerlifting
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Wheelchair Tennis

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Ben Rushgrove takes bronze in the men's 200m T36

Great Britain's Ben Rushgrove took bronze medal in the men's 200m T36

Great Britain's Ben Rushgrove has won a bronze medal in the men's 200 metre T36 final, running the race in 24.83 seconds.

Glen Ballard came fourth, with a finish time of 25.20 seconds.

The race was won by Ukraine's Roman Pavlyk who finished in 24.70 seconds, and silver was taken by China's Wa Wai So who finished in 24.77 seconds.

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Great Britain's Josef Craig takes gold and sets new record

Josef Craig qualified for the final with the best time: 4:49.91 Credit: Press Association

Great Britain's Josef Craig has become the youngest ever paralympic athlete to win a gold medal at the age of fifteen.

He won the men's 400 metre freestyle S7 and set a new world record by swimming the race in 4:42.81.

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