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7 Waves Paralympics GB update

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Welcome to our Day 2 round up of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Day 2 was a real mixed bag for Paralympics GB. With 2 more Golds and a host of silver medals it will probably be remembered for the controversy surrounding defending current Paralympic Champion Jason Cundy.

Cundy was the last rider to go in the C4/5 1km time-trial, as he started his back wheel seemed to slip he raised his had immediately yet the Commiser of the Track ruled that it was rider error and not mechanical failure. This resulted in a DNF being shown on screen and a chorus of boos ringing round the Velodrome. Cundy let of a foul letter tirade and who could blame him after 4 years hard work being taken away by what did look like the start gate not opening correctly. This is a story that will surely run and run.

Gold medals did come on Day 2 as Mark Colbourne did manage to lift the mood of the Velodrome by setting a new World Record on the way to winning Gold in the C1 Individual Pursuit.

In Cundy’s event Paralympics GB did win silver with Jon-Allan Butterworth but as I said the events previously surrounding Cundy slightly overshadowed proceedings. Their were other silver medals inside the Velodrome for Shaun McKeown in C3 Individual Pursuit with Bronze in the same event for Darren Kenny. Staying with cycling and Aileen McGlynn and pilot Helen Scott set a PB as a pair in winning silver in the B/Vi 1Km Time Trial.

Hannah Cockroft did add our 2nd Gold of the day storming to victory in the T34 100m, she was over 50m ahead of the rest of the field as she crossed the line.

Other medals came for Paralympics GB in the pool as the Hynd brothers Ollie and Sam won a Silver and Bronze in the same race the S8 400m freestyle. Heather Frederiksen took silver in the same event for women. Steph Millward won silver in the S9 100m backstroke to end another good day in the pool.

Meanwhile in the Olympic Stadium Aled Davies won Bronze in the T42/44 Shot Put.

GB’s Blind Footballers came from a goal down against Spain to draw 1-1 after captain Goal Machine Dave Clarke equalised. However their was defeat for both mens and women’s Wheelchair Basketball teams.

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01/09/2012 at 1:55 pm

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