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Double gold for Cambridgeshire's Cundy as Paralympics GB win more medals

Great Britain's Jon-Allan Butterworth, Jody Cundy and Louis Rolfe (right) celebrate with their gold medals after winning the Mixed C1-5 750m Team Sprint Final during the fourth day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Cambridgeshire track cyclist Jody Cundy made it a Paralympics games to remember by winning a second gold on the final day of action in the velodrome.

The 37 year old amputee from Walpole St Andrew near Wisbech helped Britain set a new world record in the final of the 750 metre C1-5 Mixed Team Sprint. Also in the team was 19 year old Louis Rolfe from Cambridge.

At one stage they looked to be heading for defeat against China, but Cundy rode a stunning final lap to claim victory in 48.635 seconds.

Cundy now has seven Paralympic gold medals while Rolfe, competing in his first games, adds a gold to his bronze won in the 3,000 metre C2 Individual Pursuit.

Great Britain's Grace Clough (bow), Daniel Brown, Pamela Relph, James Fox and James Oliver (cox) in the LTA Mixed Coxed Four - LTAMix4+ Final A at the Lagoa Stadium during the fourth day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games Credit: Thomas Lovelock for OIS/PA Wire/Press Association Images

James Fox from Cambridge and Ollie James from Stevenage celebrated another gold in Rio.

The pair were part of the winning British crew in the Mixed Coxed Fours, the final event of the Paralympics rowing regatta.

Fox, who was classified into para-rowing because of a congenital ankle condition was accompanied by Grace Clough, Pamala Relph and Dan Brown, with the boat coxed by James.

They finished ahead of the USA and Canada to retain the title won by Paralympics GB in London four years ago.

Great Britain's Lauren Steadman celebrates on the podium after winning a silver medal in the Women's PT4 Triathlon during the fourth day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Peterborough's Lauren Steadman made history by winning Britain's first medal in the women's Para Triathlon. The 23 year old, who was born without a right forearm, competed in the last two games as a swimmer.

She was undefeated in triathlon for more than two years before going into Sunday's event in Rio. But Lauren had to settle for silver after finishing behind Grace Norman of the United States in the PT4 category.


Golds keep coming for ParalympicsGB

Milton Keynes athlete Chris Clarke, the guide runner for blind sprinter Libby Clegg win Gold in the Women's T11 100 metres.

The pair won the race in a photo finish, winning in 11.96 secs - just two 100ths of a second ahead of the Chinese athlete Guohua Zhou and her guide Dengpu Jia.

Teen swimmer takes Gold for ParalympicsGB

Teenage swimmer Ellie Robinson kept the ParalympicsGB Gold Rush going with a dominant display in the pool.

The 15-year-old from Northampton was the fastest qualifier in the women's S6 50 metres butterfly.

And the youngster continued that form in the final- storming to a Paralympic record of 35.58 seconds.

Speaking after the race she told Channel 4 she couldn't believe she'd won:

"I keep looking round to check, Oh My God it's so weird. I gave it everything I just maxed it and put everything I'd done into training into that race."

– Ellie Robinson

Cundy powers to Paralympic gold

Jody Cundy Credit: PA Images

Cambridgeshre's Jody Cundy overcame his disappointment of missing out on a medal in London to take Gold in the C4 1K time trial.

Cundy who's from Wisbech powered home in a new Paralympic record.


Classmates go wild as Robinson qualifies for butterfly final

School children at Northampton High School have been celebrating after their fellow pupil Ellie Robinson qualified for tonight's S6 50m Butterfly final at the Paralympics.

The 15-year-old won her heat with ease to make it through to tonight's showpiece in Rio.

Suffolk powerlifter claims bronze medal in -45kg category

Zoe Newson has won a bronze medal. Credit: PA

Suffolk powerlifter Zoe Newson has added another medal to her collection after winning bronze in the -45kg category in Rio this afternoon.

The 24-year-old, who has dwarfism, claimed Paralympic bronze in the 40kg in London four years ago and achieved the same feat this time out.

China's Hu Dandan won the gold, while Nigeria's Latifat Tijani finished second.

Northampton teenager cruises through to butterfly final

Ellie Robinson will be going for gold tonight. Credit: PA

Teenage Northampton swimmer Ellie Robinson has qualified fastest for tonight's S6 50m Butterfly final at the Paralympics.

The 15-year-old, who has Perthes hip disease, finished first in her heat in Rio with an impressive time of 36.62 seconds.

The final is expected to take place at around 22:20 tonight.

Huntingdon swimmer Lee storms to silver success in Rio

Harriet Lee poses with her silver medal. Credit: PA

Huntingdon swimmer Harriet Lee has claimed silver in the SB9 100m breaststroke at the Paralympics.

The 25-year-old, who has Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, won bronze in the same category in London four years ago.

Lee produced a brilliant swim to record a personal best of 1min 16.87sec in Rio to finish second.

The gold went to Holland's Lisa Kruger who was about a second ahead.

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