It was extraordinary day for Great Britain’s team when on the second day of Paralympic Games they won their seventh gold medal proving why European countries are the best for differently-able people. 23 year old sprinter Jonnie Peacock retained his T44 100m title winning seventh medal for GB. Before him cyclists Jody Cundy, Sophie Thornhill with Helen Scott won gold medals in the velodrome. 15 year old Ellie Robinson won gold in the pool and Georgie Hermitage, Libby Clegg and Spohie Hahn claimed gold in their respective 100m finals.
It was also record made by GB team by winning three gold medals in just nine minutes taking their medal tally to 27 including 12 gold. There were record pouring for GB Paralympic team as Robinson set a Paralympic record in pool in 50m butterfly S6 in 35.58 seconds. Thornhill and Scott in the women’s B 1,000m time trial also set the games record. Hermitage wasn’t behind when a world record of 13.13 seconds was set to win the T37 title. Libby also broke the world record winning T11100m finishing on the podium for GB team.
Within nine minutes it was the first gold medal by Cundy and his third Paralympic gold, the second was by Hermitage and the third went to European champion Hahn. Medals were pouring for GB team in pools and athletics. Rodgers won Britain’s second swimming medal, 16 year old White secured bronze in freestyle in his first Paralympics, Clegg won gold by two hundredth of a second in 100m final. Hermitage only took up athletics after watching Mo Farah win two gold in London Olympics.
It was a great day for GB team as they pocket maximum number of medals. Paralympics is a place to uplift the courage and strength of differently abled individuals. Winning or even participating in Paralympics give inner power to athletes to lead normal life and feel normal. There is a reason Paralympics is played after Summer and Winter Olympics because they are not less than anyone in the world.