Paralympics day six: Andrew Small and Phoebe Paterson Pine declare gold for GB


Wheelchair racer Andrew Small and archer Phoebe Paterson Pine claimed extra gold for Nice Britain on the Tokyo Paralympics on Monday.

Small held on for victory within the T33 100m remaining, whereas Paterson Pine took out the ladies’s particular person compound open division on the archery vary.

Small flew out of the blocks on the Nationwide Stadium in Tokyo to arrange a niche on the sector, earlier than defending champion Ahmad Almutairi of Kuwait began closing in on him late on.

The Briton held on, nevertheless, to take the gold by only a tenth of a second in 17.73 seconds, claiming an improve on the bronze he took behind Almutairi at Rio 2016.

Small’s Nice Britain team-mate Harri Jenkins took bronze in a season’s finest 18.55secs, whereas one other Briton, James Freeman, completed fourth of the 5 within the subject.

“I entered the race, I don’t ever anticipate outcomes, I simply go and do it and see what occurs and hey ho that is the place we received,” the 28-year-old Small informed Channel 4.

The 23-year-old Paterson Pine defied a world rating of simply fifteenth in her occasion to take the gold medal with 134 factors, edging out Chile’s Mariana Zuniga by a single level.

The victories to Small and Paterson Pine took ParalympicsGB to 25 gold medals, leaving them in a transparent second place behind China on 48 golds, with the USA and the Russian Paralympic Committee sharing third with 15.

Louise Sugden gained bronze for Britain in powerlifting within the girls’s -86kg remaining.

Sugden completed with a finest raise of 131kg, placing her third behind Nigeria’s Folashade Oluwafemiayo, who lifted 151kg, and China’s Zheng Feifei with 139kg.

Image of the day

Nice Britain’s Phoebe Paterson Pine celebrates profitable the ladies’s particular person compound open gold medal on the Yumenoshima Park Archery Area (Tim Goode/PA)

(PA Wire)

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Phoebe Paterson Pine on her strategy to gold within the archery.

Determine of the day

What’s developing?

Sprinter Jonnie Peacock will try to make it a hat-trick of golds within the T64 100m. Ellie Robinson will defend her 50m butterfly S6 title, whereas fellow swimmer Stephanie Millward will look to retain gold within the S6 100m backstroke.



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