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Paralympic triumph


We wanted to take a moment to congratulate everyone involved with Team GB at the Olympics and at the Paralympics. The media focus has been predominantly on the medal-winning Olympians, but we wanted to focus on the incredible medal-haul that Team GB managed in the Paralympics.

Britain won 102 medals overall, coming second ahead of the US and Australia.

Cyclist Darren Kenny takes home four gold medals and a silver, while swimmer Dave Roberts also won four golds, taking him to a career total of 11 Paralympic medals.

Lee Pearson won three equestrian golds, and GB's youngest team member, 13-year-old swimmer Eleanor Simmonds, claimed an astonishing two gold medals to become Britain's youngest ever individual champion.

"I think by anyone's standards our performance has been impressive," said British Paralympics chief Phil Lane. We think so too.

You can read more about it on the BBC website by clicking here.

Click here to go to the British Paralympic website.

Posted by Tim Fright on September 17, 2008 11:14 AM