Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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Great Britain at the Paralympic Games

Flag of the United Kingdom
IPC code  GBR
NPC British Paralympic Association
Website www.paralympics.org.uk
At the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing
Competitors 212[1] in 18 sports
Officials approx. 200[1]
Flag bearer Danny Crates (opening)[2][3]
David Roberts (closing)[4][5]
Medals
Rank: 2
Gold
42
Silver
29
Bronze
31
Total
102
Paralympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Great Britain competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. Great Britain sent a delegation of around 400, of which 212 were athletes, to compete in eighteen sports at the Games. The team was made up of athletes from the whole United Kingdom; athletes from Northern Ireland, who may elect to hold Irish citizenship under the pre-1999 article 2 of the Irish constitution, are able to be selected to represent either Great Britain or Ireland at the Paralympics.[6] Additionally some British overseas territories compete separately from Britain in Paralympic competition.

Britain finished second in the medal table, behind host nation China, winning 42 gold medals and 102 total medals, equalling the team's position in the medal table at the 2004 Athens Games. The number of medals won was an increase on the 94 medals and 35 golds in Athens. The team was the most successful in two decades, with 80 different athletes winning at least one medal.[7] The United Kingdom was the next host of the Summer Paralympics, holding the 2012 Games in London.

Disability classifications[edit]

Every participant at the Paralympics has their disability grouped into one of five disability categories; amputation, the condition may be congenital or sustained through injury or illness; cerebral palsy; wheelchair athletes, there is often overlap between this and other categories; visual impairment, including blindness; Les autres, any physical disability that does not fall strictly under one of the other categories, for example dwarfism or multiple sclerosis.[8][9] Each Paralympic sport then has its own classifications, dependent upon the specific physical demands of competition. Events are given a code, made of numbers and letters, describing the type of event and classification of the athletes competing. Some sports, such as athletics, divide athletes by both the category and severity of their disabilities, other sports, for example swimming, group competitors from different categories together, the only separation being based on the severity of the disability.[10]

Medallists[edit]

The following British competitors won medals at the games, all dates are September 2008.[11] In the 'by discipline' sections below, medallists' names are in bold.

Multiple medallists[edit]

Double gold medallist Jody Cundy

The following competitors won multiple medals at the 2008 Paralympic Games.

Name Medal Sport Events
Kenny, DarrenDarren Kenny  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Silver
Cycling Men's individual pursuit – CP3
Men's 1 km time trial – CP3
Men's team sprint – LC1-4\CP3/4
Men's road race – CP3
Men's time trial – CP3
Roberts, DavidDavid Roberts  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
 Gold
Swimming Men's 100 m freestyle – S7
Men's 4×100 m freestyle relay – 34 points
Men's 400 m freestyle – S7
Men's 50 m freestyle – S7
Pearson, LeeLee Pearson  Gold
 Gold
 Gold
Equestrian Individual championship test – Grade Ib
Team event
Individual freestyle test – Grade Ib
Weir, DavidDavid Weir  Gold
 Gold
 Silver
 Bronze
Athletics Men's 800 m – T54
Men's 1500 m – T54
Men's 400 m – T54
Men's 5000 m – T54
Christiansen, SophieSophie Christiansen  Gold
 Gold
 Silver
Equestrian Team event
Individual freestyle test – Grade Ia
Individual championship test – Grade Ia
Dunham, AnneAnne Dunham  Gold
 Gold
 Silver
Equestrian Individual championship test – Grade Ia
Team event
Individual freestyle test – Grade Ia
Richardson, SimonSimon Richardson  Gold
 Gold
 Silver
Cycling Men's individual 1 km time trial – LC3-4
Men's individual pursuit – LC3
Men's time trial – LC3
Kindred, SaschaSascha Kindred  Gold
 Gold
 Bronze
Swimming Men's 200 m individual medley – SM6
Men's 100 m breaststroke – SB7
Men's 50 m butterfly – S6
Bristow, MarkMark Bristow  Gold
 Gold
Cycling Men's individual 1 km time trial – LC1
Men's team sprint – LC1-4\CP3/4
Cundy, JodyJody Cundy  Gold
 Gold
Cycling Men's individual 1 km time trial – LC2
Men's team sprint – LC1-4\CP3/4
Hunter, EllenEllen Hunter  Gold
 Gold
Cycling Women's individual 1 km time trial – B&VI
Women's individual pursuit – B&VI
Kappes, AnthonyAnthony Kappes  Gold
 Gold
Cycling Men's individual 1 km time trial – B&VI
Men's sprint – B&VI
McGlynn, AileenAileen McGlynn  Gold
 Gold
Cycling Women's individual 1 km time trial – B&VI
Women's individual pursuit – B&VI
Simmonds, EleanorEleanor Simmonds  Gold
 Gold
Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle – S6
Women's 400 m freestyle – S6
Stone, DavidDavid Stone  Gold
 Gold
Cycling Mixed road race – CP1/CP2
Mixed time trial – CP1/CP2
Storey, BarneyBarney Storey  Gold
 Gold
Cycling Men's individual 1 km time trial – B&VI
Men's sprint – B&VI
Storey, SarahSarah Storey  Gold
 Gold
Cycling Women's individual pursuit – LC1-2/CP4
Women's time trial – LC1-2/CP4
Walker, MattMatt Walker  Gold
 Silver
 Silver
 Bronze
 Bronze
Swimming Men's 4×100 m freestyle relay – 34 points
Men's 50 m butterfly – S7
Men's 50 m freestyle – S7
Men's 200 m individual medley – SM7
Men's 100 m freestyle – S7
Frederiksen, HeatherHeather Frederiksen  Gold
 Silver
 Silver
 Bronze
Swimming Women's 100 m backstroke – S8
Women's 100 m freestyle – S8
Women's 400 m freestyle – S8
Women's 200 m individual medley – SM8
Laurens, SimonSimon Laurens  Gold
 Silver
Equestrian Team event
Individual freestyle test – Grade III
Murray, NigelNigel Murray  Gold
 Silver
Boccia Mixed individual – BC2
Mixed team – BC1/BC2
Welbourn, RobertRobert Welbourn  Gold
 Silver
Swimming Men's 4x100 m freestyle relay – 34 points
Men's 400 m freestyle – S10
Hynd, SamSam Hynd  Gold
 Bronze
Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle – S8
Men's 200 m individual medley – SM8
Norfolk, PeterPeter Norfolk  Gold
 Bronze
Tennis Quad singles – Open
Quad doubles – Open
Anderson, JimJim Anderson  Silver
 Silver
 Bronze
 Bronze
Swimming Men's 200 m freestyle – S2
Men's 50 m backstroke – S2
Men's 100 m freestyle – S2
Men's 50 m freestyle – S2
Watkin, LouiseLouise Watkin  Silver
 Bronze
 Bronze
 Bronze
Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle – S9
Women's 100 m breaststroke – SB9
Women's 200 m individual medley – SM9
Women's 50 m freestyle – S9
Williamson, FrancesFrances Williamson  Silver
 Bronze
Swimming Women's 50 m backstroke – S3
Women's 50 m freestyle – S3
Woods, ShellyShelly Woods  Silver
 Bronze
Athletics Women's 1500 m – T54
Women's 5000 m – T54
Jones, IanIan Jones  Bronze
 Bronze
Athletics Men's 200 m – T44
Men's 400 m – T44
Jones, NatalieNatalie Jones  Bronze
 Bronze
Swimming Women's 200 m individual medley – SM6
Women's 50 m freestyle – S6
Simpson, HazelHazel Simpson  Bronze
 Bronze
Athletics Women's 200 m – T36
Women's 400 m – T36
Whorwood, MatthewMatthew Whorwood  Bronze
 Bronze
Swimming Men's 100 m breaststroke – SB6
Men's 400 m freestyle – S6

Targets[edit]

In July 2008, UK Sport, the body responsible for the distribution of National Lottery funding to elite sport, published its expectations for the Games. It identified a 112 "stretch" medal target and expected to win 95 of them, including around 35 gold medals in order to finish second in the medal table.[13]

The athletes met the expectations of UK Sport for total medals, gold medals and medal table position, finishing second behind hosts China with 42 gold and 102 total medals.[14] It should be noted that the medals claimed were not all ones that had been targeted, the team fell short of targets in some sports whilst it exceeded them in others; out of the fifteen sports set a target eight succeeded in meeting them.

Sport Athens 2004 result "Stretch" Beijing target[15] Won Target met
Archery 2 6 4 Red XN
Athletics 17 30 17 Red XN
Wheelchair basketball 1 1 1 Green tickY
Boccia 0 2 2 Green tickY
Cycling 7 14 20 Green tickY
Equestrian 8 7 10 Green tickY
Wheelchair fencing 0 0 0 -
Football five-a-side 0 0 0 -
Football seven-a-side 0 0 0 -
Judo 1 1 1 Green tickY
Powerlifting 1 2 0 Red XN
Rowing N/A 1 3 Green tickY
Wheelchair rugby 0 1 0 Red XN
Sailing 0 0 0 -
Shooting 1 1 1 Green tickY
Swimming 52 41 41 Green tickY
Table tennis 2 4 0 Red XN
Wheelchair tennis 2 1 2 Green tickY
Total 94 112 102 Red XN
Total expected - 95 102 Green tickY
Total gold 35 35 42 Green tickY

Archery - Paralympic pictogram.svg Archery[edit]

Great Britain's archery squad for the Games included twelve athletes.[16] In all, four archery medals, two gold, one silver and one bronze, were won by British archers, which meant that they finished second in the archery medal table.[17] John Stubbs, a former England disabled cricketer, set a new world record score of 691 in the ranking round on the route to victory in the men's individual compound open. In the equivalet women's event Danielle Brown beat compatriot, and eventual bronze medallist, Mel Clarke before going on to win the gold.[18]

Men
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mick Beard Ind. recurve standing 597 11 N/A  Majercuk (SLO)
W 88–87
 Dambadondog (MGL)
L 91–104
Did not advance
Paul Browne Ind. recurve W1/W2 576 19 N/A  Denir (TUR)
W 104–90
 Lee (KOR)
L 103–108
Did not advance
John Cavanagh Ind. compound W1 640 3 N/A  An (KOR)
W 106–104
 Fabry (USA)
W 109–107
 Drahoninsky (CZE)
L 103–108
Silver medal icon.svg
Michael Karaphillides Ind. recurve W1/W2 520 30 N/A  Lee (KOR)
L 80–105
Did not advance
Fred Stevens Ind. compound open 681 3 Bye  Pemberton (USA)
L 105–115
Did not advance
John Stubbs Ind. compound open 691 WR 1 Bye  Bennett (USA)
W 117–114
 Evans (CAN)
W 111–110
 Horner (SUI)
W 114–109
 Simonelli (ITA)
W 116–111
Gold medal icon.svg
Mick Beard
Paul Browne
Michael Karaphillides
Team recurve N/A  Thailand (THA)
L 158–185
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pippa Britton Ind. compound 643 5 N/A  Clarke (GBR)
L 106–110
Did not advance
Danielle Brown Ind. compound 676 WR 1 N/A  Wang (CHN)
W 107–81
 Clarke (GBR)
W 113–107
 Kamiya (JPN)
W 112–98
Gold medal icon.svg
Mel Clarke Ind. compound 674 4 N/A  Britton (GBR)
W 110–106
 Brown (GBR)
L 107–113
 Su (TUR)
W 113–109
Bronze medal icon.svg
Kay Lucas Ind. recurve standing 535 15  Schett (GER)
W 85–70
 Gao (CHN)
L 89(7)–89(9)
Did not advance
Kate Murray Ind. recurve W1/W2 545 8 Bye  Saitoh (JPN)
L 76–86
Did not advance
Kathy Smith Ind. recurve W1/W2 498 15  Mikhnyeva (UKR)
W 83–70
 Fu (CHN)
L 75–97
Did not advance
Pippa Britton
Danielle Brown
Mel Clarke
Team recurve N/A  South Korea (KOR)
L 161–178
Did not advance

Legend: WR – World record; W – Won; L – Lost; N/A – Round not applicable for the event;

Athletics - Paralympic pictogram.svg Athletics[edit]

The GB Paralympic team included thirty–five competitors in the sport of athletics, amongst them reigning champions Kenny Churchill, Danny Crates, Daniel Greaves and Stephen Miller.[19] David Weir failed in his attempts to win five gold medals at the Games after suffering from a virus,[20] but did win four medals; two gold, one silver, one bronze; before pulling out of his final event.[21]

British participants were involved in a number of controversies regarding the reallocation of medals during the Games.[22] Shelly Woods was initially awarded the silver medal in the women's 5000 m T54, but a rerun was ordered by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) after the Australian, US and Swiss teams protested the result because six competitors were involved in a crash on the penultimate lap.[12] When the race was rerun Woods won the bronze medal.[23] David Weir believed he had won the gold medal in the men's 800 m T54 but a rerun of the race was ordered after it was discovered that the Australian silver medallist, Kurt Fearnley, had begun the race in the wrong lane. Following a letter from Fearnley and the Australian authorities to the IPC, which asked that the result not be overturned in the spirit of sportsmanship, the rerun was cancelled and Weir's medal reinstated.[24] Discus thrower Rebecca Chin was originally awarded the silver medal in the women's F37–38, but her classification was challenged and Chin was deemed ineligible for the event, stripped of her medal, and her results were erased.[25] The decision was particularly controversial given that Chin had already been assessed earlier in the Games whilst she competed in the women's F37–38 shot put final.[22]

Men—Track
John McFall, bronze medallist in the men's 100 m T42
Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Brian Alldis 800 m T54 1:42.38 7 N/A Did not advance
1500 m T54 3:20.28 6 N/A Did not advance
5000 m T54 DNF N/A Did not advance
Marathon T54 N/A 1:43:50 34
Graeme Ballard 100 m T36 N/A 12.65 8
200 m T36 N/A 25.69 6
400 m T36 N/A 59.22 8
Mickey Bushell 100 m T53 15.33 3 Q N/A 14.86 Silver medal icon.svg
200 m T53 27.85 6 N/A Did not advance
Michael Churm 100 m T37 12.55 3 Q N/A 12.60 8
200 m T37 25.30 2 Q N/A 25.36 5
Danny Crates 800 m T46 DNS N/A Did not advance
Neill Fachie 100 m T13 11.53 5 N/A Did not advance
200 m T13 23.17 5 N/A Did not advance
Ian Jones 200 m T44 23.67 2 Q N/A 23.00 Bronze medal icon.svg
400 m T44 N/A 51.69 Bronze medal icon.svg
John McFall 100 m T42 N/A 13.08 Bronze medal icon.svg
Stephen Payton 200 m T38 24.89 6 N/A Did not advance
400 m T38 N/A 54.02 5
Ben Rushgrove 100 m T36 N/A 12.35 Silver medal icon.svg
200 m T36 N/A DNS
David Weir 400 m T54 47.26 1 Q 47.46 1 Q 46.02 Silver medal icon.svg
800 m T54 1:36.24 1 Q 1:34.27 1 Q 1:36.61 Gold medal icon.svg
1500 m T54 3:09.55 2 Q 3:10.41 2 Q 3:10.34 Gold medal icon.svg
5000 m T54 10:21.27 1 Q N/A 10:23.03 Bronze medal icon.svg
Marathon T54 N/A DNS
Men—Field
Athlete Events Result Rank
Kenny Churchill Javelin F37–38 45.30 m
941 pts
6
Martin Crutchley Shot put F37 12.72 m
853 pts
5
David Gale Discus F32/51 8.88 m
904 pts
11
Daniel Greaves Discus F44 53.04 m
981 pts
Bronze medal icon.svg
Chris Martin Discus F33–34/52 28.37 m
1074 pts
Silver medal icon.svg
Stephen Miller Discus F32/51 15.44 m
887 pts
12
Club F32/51 34.37 m
1081 pts
Silver medal icon.svg
Kieron Murphy Club F32/51 29.03 m
913 pts
7
Dan Nobbs Shot F53–54 9.13 m
940 pts
10
Richard Schabel Discus F32/51 9.55 m
973 pts
8
Club F32/51 21.06 m
875 pts
10
Nathan Stephens Shot put F57–58 12.57 m
937 pts
8
Discus F57–58 38.89 m
834 pts
11
Javelin F57–58 38.56 m
994 pts
4
Dan West Shot put F33–34/52 10.39 m
963 pts
8
Discus F33–34/52 37.38 m
951 pts
6
Women—Track
Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kate Arnold 100 m T46 14.04 9 Did not advance
200 m T46 28.83 9 N/A Did not advance
Libby Clegg 100 m T12 12.71 1 Q 12.69 1 Q 12.51 Silver medal icon.svg
200 m T12 26.42 2 Q 26.16 4 Did not advance
Katrina Hart 100 m T37 14.94 5 Q N/A 15.12 7
200 m T37 31.24 4 Q N/A DNS
Tracy Hinton 100 m T11 13.14 2 N/A Did not advance
200 m T11 26.58 2 Q N/A 26.68 4
400 m T12 58.89 2 N/A Did not advance
Jenny McLoughlin 100 m T37 15.42 7 N/A Did not advance
200 m T37 32.71 7 N/A Did not advance
Hazel Simpson 100 m T36 N/A 15.40 Bronze medal icon.svg
200 m T36 N/A 32.43 Bronze medal icon.svg
Shelly Woods 800 m T54 1:55.52 3 Q N/A 1:50.03 5
1500 m T54 3:34.41 1 Q N/A 3:40.99 Silver medal icon.svg
5000 m T54 N/A 12:29.32 Bronze medal icon.svg
Marathon T54 N/A 1:40:03 4
Women—Field
Athlete Events Result Rank
Hollie Arnold Javelin F42–46 29.10 m
794 pts
11
Rebecca Chin Discus F37–38 * DSQ
Shot put F37–38 10.47 m
917 pts
10
Sophie Hancock Discus F40 21.53 m 5
Shot put F40 7.48 m 5
Beverley Jones Discus F37–38 27.27 m
928 pts
7
Shot put F37–38 10.35 m
1009 pts
5
Kim Minett Shot put F40 6.92 m 7
Gemma Prescott Discus F32–34/51–53 11.01 m
993 pts
8
Shot put F32–34/51–53 4.77 m
938 pts
7
Claire Williams Discus F12–13 35.01 m
823 pts
5

* Originally awarded the silver medal but stripped of medal and results following a challenge to her classification.[25]

Key

Wheelchair basketball - Paralympic pictogram.svg Wheelchair basketball[edit]

Britain qualified teams in both the men's and women's events. The women's team finished eighth out of ten competing teams,[26] whilst the men, matching their achievement at 2004 Athens Games, won the bronze medal.[27]

Men[edit]

Squad list Group stage Quarterfinal Semifinal
Final
(Bronze final)
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
From: China
W 81–34
3 Q Germany
W 71–64
Australia
L 54–67
United States
W 85–77
Bronze medal icon.svg
Australia
L 48–67
United States
W 54–50
Brazil
W 69–53
Israel
W 82–67
Pool B
Team Pts Pld W D L PF PA PD
United States 9 5 4 0 1 378 247 131
Great Britain 9 5 4 0 1 334 271 63
Australia 9 5 4 0 1 346 291 55
Israel 7 5 2 0 3 332 325 7
Brazil 6 5 1 0 4 291 348 −57
China 5 5 0 0 5 203 402 −199

Legend: PTS – Points; Pld – Played; W – Games won; D – Games drawn; L – Games lost; PF – Points for; PA – Points against; PD – Points difference;      – Qualified for quarterfinals;

7 September
18:30
China  34–81 Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 10–18, 6–17, 12–27, 6–19
Pts: Yang 12
Rebs: Ding 10
Asts: Chen H., Chen Q., Ding, Guo 1
Pts: Munn 19
Rebs: Munn 11
Asts: Orogbemi 4
Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 11797
Referees: Jonathan Blake Burford (USA)
8 September
20:45
Great Britain  48–57 Australia
Scoring by quarter: 19–19, 4–21, 12–14, 7–13
Pts: Bestwick, Munn 9
Rebs: Bestwick 8
Asts: Hall 3
Pts: Ness 16
Rebs: Ness 9
Asts: Ness 4
Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 8580
Referees: Edwin Frank Wallaart (Netherlands)
9 September
20:45
United States  50–54 Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 18–14, 13–13, 8–8, 11–19
Pts: Chambers 14
Rebs: Chambers, Schulte 9
Asts: Schulte 3
Pts: Pollock 19
Rebs: Bestwick 15
Asts: Pollock 9
Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 8162
Referees: Rui David Marques (Brazil)
10 September
20:45
Great Britain  69–53 Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 20–10, 13–14, 14–16, 22–13
Pts: Munn 26
Rebs: Munn 21
Asts: Finbow 6
Pts: Nunes 11
Rebs: Nunes 10
Asts: Lima 4
Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 8201
Referees: Max Kindervater (Germany)
11 September
10:00
Israel  67–82 Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 16–22, 10–19, 16–21, 25–20
Pts: Rozenberg 17
Rebs: Phillips 11
Asts: Rozenberg 6
Pts: Munn 25
Rebs: Munn 20
Asts: Pollock 13
Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium
Attendance: 1302
Referees: Edwin Frank Wallaart (Netherlands)
Quarterfinal
13 September
16:45
Germany  64–71 Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 17–21, 13–17, 14–20, 20–13
Pts: Kohler-Lenz 18
Rebs: Kohler-Lenz 11
Asts: Christink 5
Pts: Munn 31
Rebs: Munn 20
Asts: Pollock 8
Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 12000
Referees: Bill Kuerzi (USA)
Semifinal
14 September
19:00
Great Britain  54–67 Australia
Scoring by quarter: 6–19, 14–17, 13–18, 21–13
Pts: Pollock 18
Rebs: Munn 11
Asts: Pollock 3
Pts: Eveson 22
Rebs: Ness 11
Asts: Eveson 2
Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 12000
Referees: Juan Manuel Urunuela (Spain)
Bronze medal final
16 September
17:00
United States  77–85 Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 14–18, 22–19, 11–24, 30–24
Pts: Chambers 25
Rebs: Chambers 6
Asts: Lade, Paye 3
Pts: Bywater 32
Rebs: Munn 13
Asts: Pollock 5
Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 12000
Referees: Max Kindervater (Germany)
 Bronze

Women[edit]

Squad list Group stage Quarterfinal Semifinal
(5-8 Classification semifinal)
Final
(7-8 Classification final)
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
From: Australia
L 30–59
4 Q Japan
L 38–45
Netherlands
L 39–49
China
L 38–57
8
Brazil
W 61–29
United States
L 31–56
Germany
L 44–50
Pool B
Team Pts Pld W D L PF PA PD
United States 8 4 4 0 0 227 149 78
Germany 7 4 3 0 1 214 174 40
Australia 6 4 2 0 2 223 185 38
Great Britain 5 4 1 0 3 166 194 –28
Brazil 4 4 0 0 4 129 257 –128

Legend: PTS – Points; Pld – Played; W – Games won; D – Games drawn; L – Games lost; PF – Points for; PA – Points against; PD – Points difference;      – Qualified for quarterfinals;

7 September
10:00
Australia  59–30 Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 24–2, 6–7, 18–4, 11–13
Pts: Crispin 16
Rebs: Crispin, Tesch 8
Asts: Tesch 4
Pts: Strange, Wager 5
Rebs: Freeman 7
Asts: Freeman, Strange 3
Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium
Attendance: 2140
Referees: Bill Kuerzi (USA)
9 September
17:45
Great Britain  60–29 Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 14–5, 12–13, 18–6, 17–5
Pts: Strange 14
Rebs: Wager 13
Asts: Strange 6
Pts: Moraes 12
Rebs: Reis 8
Asts: Moraes 3
Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium
Attendance: 1190
Referees: Sergio Giordano (Canada)
10 September
12:15
United States  56–31 Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 16–7, 11–6, 16–11, 13–7
Pts: Gonzalez 14
Rebs: Gonzalez, Ruddell 6
Asts: Murray 3
Pts: Maclean 9
Rebs: Wager 7
Asts: Freeman 3
Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium
Attendance: 964
Referees: Ho Shuet Mei (Singapore)
11 September
11:15
Great Britain  44–50 Germany
Scoring by quarter: 8–11, 11–12, 8–15, 14–12
Pts: Strange 12
Rebs: Turner, Wager 7
Asts: Strange, Wild 3
Pts: Mohnen 16
Rebs: Mohnen 10
Asts: Butterbrodt 3
Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 7684
Referees: Matias Quintana (Argentina)
Quarterfinal
12 September
16:45
Japan  45–38 Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 9–10, 5–10, 12–6, 19–12
Pts: Takubo 17
Rebs: Takubo 12
Asts: Amimoto 5
Pts: Wager 14
Rebs: Wager 10
Asts: Freeman, Strange 3
Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 12215
Referees: Matthew Brian Wells (Australia)
5-8 Classification semifinal
14 September
11:15
Netherlands  46–39 Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 11–8, 12–13, 6–8, 17–10
Pts: van Oostrom 17
Rebs: Garnier 8
Asts: Corver 6
Pts: Freeman 10
Rebs: Freeman, Maclean, Turner 7
Asts: Maclean 5
Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 12000
Referees: Adrianos Pavlopoulos (Greece)
7-8 Classification final
15 September
13:30
China  57–38 Great Britain
Scoring by quarter: 9–15, 20–2, 12–10, 16–11
Pts: Fu 28
Rebs: Fu 14
Asts: Chen 5
Pts: Freeman 7
Rebs: Wager 6
Asts: Strange 3
Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Attendance: 12000
Referees: Seppo Olavi Viljanen (Czech Republic)

Boccia - Paralympic pictogram.svg Boccia[edit]

Paralympic Boccia is open to players with cerebral palsy and other major physical disabilities. Four players were selected to compete at the Games, including Sydney gold medallist Nigel Murray.[28] Murray advanced to the final where, despite at one stage taking a 3–1 lead, he was unable to beat Karen Hoi Ying Kwok and so won the silver medal.[29] Murray was also a part of the four person team that won the gold medal in the mixed BC1/BC2 event, beating the defending champions Portugal in the final.[30]

Athlete Event Group matches Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Rank[31] Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
David Smith Mixed individual BC1  Marques (POR)
W 3–2

 Aandalen (NOR)
W 6–1
 Moran (IRL)
L 0–9
 Sanders (NZL)
L 2–5

3 Did not advance
Dan Bentley Mixed individual BC2  Ferreira (POR)
L 1–6

 Kainuma (JPN)
W 5–2
 Leahy (IRL)
W 5–1

2 Did not advance
Nigel Murray Mixed individual BC2  Loung (CHN)
W 9–1

 Hirose (JPN)
W 10–0
 Bonner (NZL)
W 17–0

1  Cordero (ESP)
W 7–4
 Cortez (ARG)
W 4–1
 Kwok (HKG)
L 3–5
Silver medal icon.svg
Zoe Robinson Mixed individual BC2  Dukovich (CAN)
L 2–4

 Uchida (JPN)
L 2–6
 Ollikka (FIN)
L 2–5

4 Did not advance
Dan Bentley,
Nigel Murray,
Zoe Robinson,
David Smith
Mixed team BC1-2  Canada (CAN)
W 7–6

 Argentina (ARG)
W 6–4

1  Norway (NOR)
W 11–1
 China (CHN)
W 7–3
 Portugal (POR)
W 8–4
Gold medal icon.svg

Cycling - Paralympic pictogram.svg Cycling[edit]

Great Britain's cycling team consisted of ten riders, including returning Paralympic gold medalists Aileen McGlynn, her tandem partner Ellen Hunter, and Darren Kenny. Former swimmers Jody Cundy and Sarah Storey were also named in the squad.[1] The Paralympic cycling team, coached by Chris Furber and managed Helen Mortimer, trained alongside the British Olympic cycling team.[32] Darren Kenny won five medals, four gold and one silver, more golds than any other British competitor at these Games.[33] Cundy set a new world record and won two gold medals on the track to add to his five swimming medals from previous Games; this meant he matched Rebecca Romero's achievement in the Olympics of becoming a medal winner in two different sports.[34] In all British cyclists won twenty medals, seventeen of them gold, to top the cycling medal tables for both road and track events.[35][36]

Factor time

To ensure a fair event when athletes with differing disabilities compete, times achieved are sometimes modified by a percentage rate, to produce a result known as "Factor Time". It is this time that decides the result of the races, and is listed below. Where this differs from the actual time recorded, actual time is also listed.[37]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Mark Bristow Men's individual road race LC1/LC2/CP4 2:01:44 24
Darren Kenny Men's individual road race LC3/LC4/CP3 1:37:00 Gold medal icon.svg
Men's individual time trial CP3 37:38.42 Silver medal icon.svg
Rachel Morris Women's individual road race HC A/HC B/HC C 1:17:12 6
Women's individual time trial HC A/HC B/HC C FT: 20:57.09
AT: 25:39.22
Gold medal icon.svg
Simon Richardson Men's individual road race LC3/LC4/CP3 1:39:14 10
Men's individual time trial LC3 38:23.73 Silver medal icon.svg
David Stone Mixed individual road race CP 1/CP 2 45:05.33 Gold medal icon.svg
Mixed individual time trial CP 1/CP 2 22:14.86 Gold medal icon.svg
Sarah Storey Women's individual time trial LC 1/LC 2/CP 4 37:16.65 Gold medal icon.svg
Key
  • AT = actual time
  • FT = factor time

Track[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mark Bristow Ind. 1 km time trial LC1 N/A 1:08.873 WR Gold medal icon.svg
Jody Cundy Ind. 1 km time trial LC2 N/A 1:05.466 WR Gold medal icon.svg
Simon Richardson Ind. 1 km time trial LC3–4 N/A 1:53.102 WR Gold medal icon.svg
Individual pursuit LC3–4  Garcia (ESP)
W 3:48.178 WR
1 Q N/A  Fujita (JPN)
W 3:49.214
Gold medal icon.svg
Rik Waddon Ind. 1 km time trial CP3 N/A 1:11.161 Silver medal icon.svg
Darren Kenny Ind. 1 km time trial CP3 N/A 1:08.668 WR Gold medal icon.svg
Individual pursuit CP3  Ochoa (ESP)
W 3.36.875 WR
1 Q N/A  Jin (KOR)
W OVL
Gold medal icon.svg
Antony Kappes,
Barney Storey
Tandem 1 km time trial B&VI N/A 1:02.864 WR Gold medal icon.svg
Tandem men's sprint (B&VI 1-3) 10.536 1 Q  Nattkemper,
Ferrari (ARG)
W 12.007
W 11.661
1 Q  Oshiro,
Takahashi (JPN)
W 10.747
W 11.467
1 Q  Demery,
Hopkins (AUS)
W 10.758
W 11.524
Gold medal icon.svg
Jody Cundy,
Darren Kenny,
Mark Bristow
Men's team sprint (LC1-4\CP3/4) 49.561 1 Q N/A China
W 49.323
W 50.480
Gold medal icon.svg
Women
Athlete Event Heats Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Sarah Storey Ind. 500 m time trial LC1-2/CP 4 N/A 38.356 5
Ind. Pursuit LC1-2/CP 4  Neimanas (USA)
W 3:40.492 WR
2 Q  Schuble (USA)
W 3:36.637 WR
Gold medal icon.svg
Aileen McGlynn,
Ellen Hunter
Ind. 1 km time trial B&VI N/A 1:09.066 WR Gold medal icon.svg
Individual pursuit B&VI  Parsons,
Farrell (NZL)
W 3:40.997
2 Q  Hou,
Gallagher (AUS)
W 3:39.809
Gold medal icon.svg
Key
  • OVL = Win by overtaking
  • Q = Qualified for next round
  • WR = World record

Equestrian - Paralympic pictogram.svg Equestrian[edit]

The only equestrian events held in the Paralympic Games are in the Dressage discipline. Seven British riders competed, in both individual and team events, winning five gold and five silver medals. Lee Pearson won three titles for the third successive Games,[38] and Anne Dunham, at the age of 59, won her first individual Paralympic Games gold medal, having previously won three team golds and been a five–time world champion.[29]

Athlete Horse Event Test round Final round Total
Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank
Ricky Balshaw Deacons Giorgi Ind. champ. test grade Ib N/A 64.953 5
Ind. freestyle test grade Ib N/A 70.444 Silver medal icon.svg
Sophie Christiansen Lambrusco III Ind. champ. test grade Ia N/A 72.800 Silver medal icon.svg
Ind. freestyle test grade Ia N/A 76.166 Gold medal icon.svg
Felicity Coulthard Roffelaar Ind. champ. test grade II N/A 65.546 6
Ind. freestyle test grade II N/A 71.056 Silver medal icon.svg
Debbie Criddle Pavaroti Ind. champ. test grade III N/A 68.160 5
Ind. freestyle test grade III N/A 73.110 4
Anne Dunham Teddy Ind. champ. test grade Ia N/A 73.100 Gold medal icon.svg
Ind. freestyle test grade Ia N/A 73.333 Silver medal icon.svg
Simon Laurens Ocean Diamond Ind. champ. test grade III N/A 62.88 8
Ind. freestyle test grade III N/A 73.499 Silver medal icon.svg
Lee Pearson Gentlemen Ind. champ. test grade Ib N/A 73.238 Gold medal icon.svg
Ind. freestyle test grade Ib N/A 77.057 Gold medal icon.svg
Simon Laurens
Sophie Christiansen
Lee Pearson
Anne Dunham
Ocean Diamond
Lambrusco III
Gentlemen
Teddy
Overall team 220.470
69.538
72.000
73.294
75.176
1 219.138
62.880
72.800
73.238
73.100
1 439.608 Gold medal icon.svg

Wheelchair fencing - Paralympic pictogram.svg Wheelchair fencing[edit]

Lee Fawcett was the sole British fencer to qualify for the Games, he competed in both the foil and sabre B classification events. Fawcett was the final British athlete to compete in Beijing, losing his sabre round of 16 match to Serhiy Shenkevych of Ukraine.[39]

Athlete Event Pool matches Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Lee Fawcett Men's ind. foil cat. B  Rodgers (USA)
L 0–5

 Alsaedi (KUW)
L 2–5
 Czop (POL)
W 5–4
 Datsko (UKR)
L 1–5
 Francois (FRA)
L 1–5

5 Did not advance
Men's ind. sabre cat. B  Francois (FRA)
L 0–5

 Arnau (ESP)
W 5–0
 Shenkevych (UKR)
L 3–5
 Szekeres (HUN)
L 3–5
 Mainville (CAN)
W 5–3

4  Shenkevych (UKR)
L 4–15
Did not advance

Football 5-a-side - Paralympic pictogram.svg Football five-a-side[edit]

The sport is classified as a B1 event, meaning that it is for blind athletes, however vision-impaired athletes are also able to take part as all competitors wear eyeshades to ensure they are equally disadvantaged. Goalkeepers may be sighted as long as they have not been registered with FIFA since 2003. Each team may also have a guide behind their opponents' goal to direct players.

Great Britain qualified through the International Blind Sports Federation European Championships, held in Greece in 2007, where the team won the silver medal. It was the first time Britain was represented in this sport at the Paralympics.[40] The team finished fifth out of the six teams that competed, having beaten South Korea on penalties in the fifth and sixth place classification match.

Preliminaries
Squad list Group stage Final
(5-6 Classification)
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Rank
From: China
L 0–3
5 South Korea
W 1–1
(PSO 1–0)
5
South Korea
W 2–1
Spain
L 1–3
Brazil
L 0–5
Argentina
L 1–3
Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
China 13 5 4 1 0 7 1 +6
Brazil 11 5 3 2 0 10 1 +9
Argentina 10 5 3 1 1 7 2 +5
Spain 4 5 1 1 3 5 7 –2
Great Britain 3 5 1 0 4 4 15 –11
South Korea 1 5 0 1 4 3 10 –7

Legend: PTS – Points; Pld – Played; W – Games won; D – Games drawn; L – Games lost; GF – Goals for; GA – Goals against; GD – Goal difference;      – Qualification for gold medal match;      – Qualification for bronze medal match;

7 September
11:30
China  3–0 Great Britain
Wang Yafeng (2)
Chen Shanyong
Olympic Green Hockey Field
Attendance: 1259
Referee: Ilias Mastoras (Greece)
9 September
9:00
South Korea  1–2 Great Britain
Hur Suk David Clarke
Jonathan Gribbin
Olympic Green Hockey Field
Attendance: 1321
Referee: Nelson Luis Glock (Brazil)
11 September
13:00
Great Britain  1–3 Spain
David Clarke Alfredo Cuadrado
Marcelo Rosado
Antonio Jesus Martin
Olympic Green Hockey Field
Attendance: 2021
Referee: Nelson Luis Glock (Brazil)
13 September
11:00
Great Britain  0–5 Brazil
Joao Batista Silva
Mizael Oliveira
Ajmal Maqsood Ahmed (O.G.)
Ricardo Alves (2)
Olympic Green Hockey Field
Attendance: 1277
Referee: Ilias Mastoras (Greece)
15 September
9:00
Argentina  3–1 Great Britain
Silvio Vela (2)
Ivan Figueroa
Lee Greatbatch
Olympic Green Hockey Field
Attendance: 1117
Referee: Ilias Mastoras (Greece)
5-6 Classification
17 September
9:00
Great Britain  1–1 South Korea
David Clarke Oh Yong-Kyun
  Penalties  
Seal Penalty missed
Clarke Penalty scored
1 – 0 Penalty missed Kim K-H
Penalty missed Kim J-H
Penalty missed Park M-S
Olympic Green Hockey Field
Attendance: 1057
Referee: Ricardo Torino (Argentina)

Football 7-a-side - Paralympic pictogram.svg Football seven-a-side[edit]

7-a-side football is for cerebral palsy sufferers only, so athletes who classify as CP5-CP8 can take part in this sport, with C5 being most disabled. At least one C5 or C6 player, and no more than three C8 players, may be on the field at a given time. Britain qualified a team in this sport through the 7th place finish of the England team at the CPISRA World Championships in Brazil.;[40] their first appearance since the 1992 Barcelona Games

Pool B
Squad list Group stage Semifinal
(5-8 Classification round)
Final
(7-8 Classification final)
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
From:  
Ukraine
L 1–8
 
4 Netherlands
L 2–4
China
W 10–2
7
 
Iran
L 0–3
 
 
Ireland
D 1–1
 
Team P W D L GF GA GD Score
Ukraine 3 3 0 0 19 1 18 9
Iran 3 2 0 1 7 6 1 6
Ireland 3 0 1 2 3 12 -9 1
Great Britain 3 0 1 2 2 12 -10 1

Legend: PTS – Points; Pld – Played; W – Games won; D – Games drawn; L – Games lost; GF – Goals for; GA – Goals against; GD – Goal difference;      – Qualified for semifinals;      – Advanced to 5-8 Classification semifinal;

8 September
15:45
Ukraine  8–1 Great Britain
Ivan Shkvarlo (3)
Taras Dutko (2)
Denis Ponomaryov
Vol Antonyuk
Anatolii Shevchyk
Matthew Dimbylow
Olympic Green Hockey Field
Attendance: 5141
Referee: Kou Yadong (China)
10 September
9:00
Iran  3–0 Great Britain
Moslem Akbari
Abdolreza Karimzadeh (2)
Olympic Green Hockey Field
Attendance: 5500
Referee: Yang Lingyu (China)
12 September
15:45
Great Britain  1–1 Ireland
Michael Barker Joseph Markey
Olympic Green Hockey Field
Attendance: 11365
Referee: Deng Qiang (China)
5-8 Classification semifinal
14 September
9:00
Netherlands  4–2 Great Britain
Johannes Straatman (2)
Stephan Lokhoff
Joey Mense
(Report) Matthew Dimbylow
Matthew Ellis
Olympic Green Hockey Field
Attendance: 6312
Referee: Fang Aijun (China)
7-8 Classification final
16 September
9:00
Great Britain  10–2 China
Matthew Dimbylow
Michael Barker (4)
Mark Robertson
Roy Gordon
Graeme Paterson
Matthew Ellis
Jonathan Paterson
(Report) Fan Zhichao (2)
Olympic Green Hockey Field A
Attendance: 4235
Referee: Fang Aijun (China)

Judo - Paralympic pictogram.svg Judo[edit]

Four British judokas qualified for the Games, all events were for visually impaired athletes. A single medal was won, by Sam Ingram, in the men's 90 kg category.[29]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Bronze
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Darren Harris Men's 66 kg  Sanchez (CUB)
L 0000–1001
Did not advance  Falcon (VEN)
L 0001–0120
Did not advance
Sam Ingram Men's 90 kg  Sevricou (FRA)
L 0011–0021
Did not advance  Hatsuse (JPN)
W 1000–0000
 Yunks (GER)
W 0110–0010
 Nine (ALG)
W WDL
Bronze medal icon.svg
Ben Quilter Men's 60 kg Bye  Li (CHN)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance  Araujo (BRA)
W 1010–0000
 Perez (CUB)
W 1000–0000
 Ibrahimov (AZE)
L 0000–1000
N/A
Ian Rose Men's 100 kg  Hiroshi (JPN)
L 0001–0002
Did not advance
  • WDL Withdrawal

Powerlifting - Paralympic pictogram.svg Powerlifting[edit]

Four British powerlifters qualified to compete at the Games.[1] Jason Irving and Natalie Blake had the best results, each fiishing sixth, Blake was competing in the -48 kg division, having dropped down two weight categories since her fourth place finish in Athens.[41]

Athlete Event Total lifted Rank
Natalie Blake Women's -48 kg 97.5 kg 6
Jason Irving Men's -56 kg 177.5 kg 6
Ali Jawad Men's -75 kg 182.5 kg 9
Anthony Peddle Men's -48 kg No weight lifted N/A

Rowing - Paralympic pictogram.svg Rowing[edit]

Rowing appeared as a Paralympic sport for the first time at the 2008 games. Briton Helene Raynsford became the first ever Paralympic champion in the sport, winning the women's single sculls.[42] Tom Aggar matched her success with victory in the men's single sculls.[42] A bronze medal for the mixed coxed four crew meant that GB won more medals in the sport than any other nation and topped the rowing medal table.[43]

Athlete(s) Event Heats Repechage Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tom Aggar Men's single sculls 5:12.25 1 Q N/A 5:22.09 Gold medal icon.svg
Helene Raynsford Women's single sculls 5:38.44 1 WB Q N/A 6:12.93 Gold medal icon.svg
Karen Cromie
James Roberts
Mixed double sculls 4:25.73 3 R 4:41.74 2 Q 4:32.52 5
Vicki Hansford
Naomi Riches
Alastair McKean
James Morgan
Alan Sherman
Mixed coxed four 3:36.81 2 R 3:44.90 1 Q 3:38.37 Bronze medal icon.svg
Key
  • Q = Qualified for final
  • R = Qualified for repechage
  • WB = World best time

Wheelchair rugby - Paralympic pictogram.svg Wheelchair rugby[edit]

At the Paralympics teams in the sport of wheelchair rugby are made up of mixed classification tetraplegic athletes of both sexes.[44] Great Britain qualified via the Europe Zonal Championship and went on to finish fourth out of eight teams, losing the bronze medal playoff to Canada.[45]

Squad list Group stage Semifinal
(Classification round)
Final
(Bronze final)
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
From:  
New Zealand
W 39–38
 
2 United States
L 32–35
Canada
L 41–47
4
 
Germany
W 39–35
 
 
Australia
L 37–43
 
Pool B
Team P W D L G GA GD Score
Australia 3 3 0 0 129 111 18 6
Great Britain 3 2 0 1 115 116 –1 4
New Zealand 3 1 0 2 116 109 7 2
Germany 3 0 0 3 102 126 –24 0

Sailing - Paralympic pictogram.svg Sailing[edit]

Great Britain entered crews in all three of the sailing events, held in the Qingdao International Sailing Centre. All three boats finished in the top ten places of their events, but none were in the medal positions.[18]

Athlete[46][47] Event Race Total points Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Helena Lucas 2.4 mR - 1 person keelboat (10) 5 7 7 3 4 (12) 2 8 5 CAN 41 7
Nicki Birrell
Alexandra Rickham
SKUD18 - 2 person keelboat 5 5 (8) (8) 4 1 4 7 7 4 CAN 37 5
John Robertson
Stephen Thomas
Hannah Stodel
Sonar - 3 person keelboat (9) 3 6 (9) 5 7 8 6 3 2 1 41 6
Key
  • (#) = Worst two results discarded
  • CAN = Race cancelled

Shooting - Paralympic pictogram.svg Shooting[edit]

British shooters won a single medal at the Games, a gold for Matt Skelhon in the mixed R3–10 m air rifle prone SH1. With his first six shots in the qualification round he equalled the world record with a perfect score of 600 out of 600.[48] Of the other six events in which there was a British competitor only Nathan Milgate, in the men's R1-10 m air rifle standing SH1, advanced to the final.

Rifle
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Rank
James Bevis Mixed R5–10 m air rifle prone SH2 594 19 Did not advance
Mixed R4–10 m air rifle standing SH2 589 19 Did not advance
Di Coates Women's R2–10 m air rifle standing SH1 385 10 Did not advance
Nathan Milgate Men's R1-10 m air rifle standing SH1 587 7 686.9 8
Mixed R3–10 m air rifle prone SH1 599 12 Did not advance
Matt Skelhon Men's R1–10 m air rifle standing SH1 578 18 Did not advance
Mixed R3–10 m air rifle prone SH1 600 =WR 1= 704.9 Gold medal icon.svg

Swimming - Paralympic pictogram.svg Swimming[edit]

British Swimming selected a squad of 35 athletes to send to Beijing to compete in the swimming events.[49] The team contributed a total of forty-one medals to the ParalympicsGB medal total – eleven gold, twelve silver and eighteen bronze. David Roberts won gold in each of his three individual and one of his relay events, taking his personal Paralympics gold medal haul to eleven, equalling that of Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.[4][5][50] Heather Frederiksen won four medals, including gold in the 100 m backstroke S8 where she set a new world record time,[51] and Matt Walker, competing in his third Paralympics, won four individual silver and bronze medals and a gold in the 4×100 m freestyle relay,[52] whilst James Anderson competed in his fifth Paralympics, taking his individual medal total to 17. Thirteen year old Eleanor Simmonds, the youngest of all the British athletes in Beijing, won two gold medals, making her Britains youngest ever individual Paralympic medallist.[53]

Men
Athlete Events Heats Final
Time Rank Time Rank
James Anderson 50 m freestyle S2 1:10.73 2 Q 1:06.09 Bronze medal icon.svg
100 m freestyle S2 2:26.23 2 Q 2:24.32 Bronze medal icon.svg
200 m freestyle S2 5:13.20 3 Q 5:00.03 Silver medal icon.svg
50 m backstroke S2 1:05.56 1 Q 1:04.33 Silver medal icon.svg
Gareth Duke 100 m breaststroke SB6 1:31.54 2 Q 1:28.20 Silver medal icon.svg
Graham Edmunds 50 m freestyle S10 25.10 5 Q 25.11 8
100 m freestyle S10 55.64 8 Q 55.63 7
David Ellis 50 m freestyle S13 26.46 14 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S13 58.72 13 Did not advance
100 m backstroke S13 1:11.41 11 Did not advance
100 m butterfly S13 1:03.58 13 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke SB13 1:10.92 6 Q 1:09.81 7
200 m individual medley SM13 2:20.27 2 Q 2:21.22 6
Jonathan Fox 50 m freestyle S7 31.17 =6 Q 31.53 8
100 m freestyle S7 1:08.16 5 Q 1:08.82 5
400 m freestyle S7 4:31.78 9 Did not advance
100 m backstroke S7 1:14.78 2 Q 1:14.34 Silver medal icon.svg
Sean Fraser 50 m freestyle S8 29.08 9 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S8 1:02.45 10 Did not advance
100 m backstroke S8 1:10.77 3 Q 1:11.28 Bronze medal icon.svg
100 m butterfly S8 1:07.42 7 Q 1:08.36 8
Sam Hynd 50 m freestyle S8 29.27 11 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S8 1:01.67 7 Q 1:01.04 6
400 m freestyle S8 4:26.46 WR 1 Q 4:26.25 WR Gold medal icon.svg
100 m breaststroke SB8 1:17.00 5 Q 1:15.29 5
200 m individual medley SM8 2:31.96 2 Q 2:29.93 Bronze medal icon.svg
Sascha Kindred 50 m freestyle S6 33.04 9 Did not advance
50 m butterfly S6 33.12 3 Q 32.49 Bronze medal icon.svg
100 m breaststroke SB7 1:23.31 1 Q 1:22.18 WR Gold medal icon.svg
200 m individual medley SM6 2:48.35 PR 1 Q 2:42.19 WR Gold medal icon.svg
Dervis Konuralp 100 m butterfly S13 1:02.91 9 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke SB13 1:14.55 11 Did not advance
200 m individual medley SM13 2:24.03 6 Q 2:23.01 7
Andrew Lindsay 400 m freestyle S7 5:06.31 3 Q 5:02.74 5
100 m backstroke S7 1:16.75 4 Q 1:15.99 4
Simon Miller 50 m freestyle S9 27.41 15 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S9 59.08 14 Did not advance
David Roberts 50 m freestyle S7 28.33 PR 1 Q 27.95 PR Gold medal icon.svg
100 m freestyle S7 1:00.82 PR 1 Q 1:00.35 PR Gold medal icon.svg
400 m freestyle S7 5:04.31 1 Q 4:52.35 WR Gold medal icon.svg
Anthony Stephens 50 m freestyle S5 35.82 7 Q 34.97 6
100 m freestyle S5 1:19.10 6 Q 1:16.07 4
200 m freestyle S5 N/A 2:44.67 Bronze medal icon.svg
50 m backstroke S5 43.24 6 Q DQ
Matthew Walker 50 m freestyle S7 28.75 2 Q 28.60 Silver medal icon.svg
100 m freestyle S7 1:05.49 3 Q 1:04.17 Bronze medal icon.svg
50 m butterfly S7 32.49 2 Q 32.24 Silver medal icon.svg
200 m individual medley SM7 2:54.30 4 Q 2:50.10 Bronze medal icon.svg
Robert Welbourn 100 m freestyle S10 54.57 3 Q 54.40 4
400 m freestyle S10 4:18.19 1 Q 4:07.61 Silver medal icon.svg
100 m butterfly S10 1:03.41 12 Did not advance
200 m individual medley SM10 2:21.25 7 Q 2:19.91 7
Matthew Whorwood 50 m freestyle S6 34.94 11 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S6 1:12.51 8 Q 1:11.62 6
400 m freestyle S6 5:20.03 3 Q 5:20.45 Bronze medal icon.svg
100 m breaststroke SB6 1:30.52 1 Q 1:29.96 Bronze medal icon.svg
200 m individual medley SM6 2:54.00 4 Q 2:55.06 4
Matt Walker,
Graham Edmunds,
David Roberts,
Robert Welbourn
4×100 m freestyle relay 34 pts N/A 3:51.43 WR Gold medal icon.svg
From:
Graham Edmunds,
Sean Fraser,
Sam Hynd,
David Roberts,
Robert Welbourn
4×100 m medley relay 34 pts 4:34.17
Fraser,
Hynd,
Edmunds,
Roberts
7 Q 4:28.45
Fraser,
Hynd,
Welbourn,
Roberts
5

Legend: Q – Qualifiers for the next round as decided on a time only basis. Ranks shown are overall rank against competitors in all heats; DQ – Disqualified; WRWorld record; PRParalympic record;

Women
Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Claire Cashmore 100 m backstroke S9 1:14.47 5 Q 1:14.46 6
100 m breaststroke SB8 1:25.19 2 Q 1:25.60 Bronze medal icon.svg
100 m butterfly S9 1:13.45 7 Q 1:13.47 8
200 m individual medley SM9 2:42.11 4 Q 2:42.09 4
Emma Cattle 50 m freestyle S10 32.59 14 Did not advance
100 m backstroke S10 1:14.05 3 Q 1:14.68 6
200 m individual medley SM10 DQ Did not advance
Jennifer Coughlin 100 m freestyle S13 1:06.18 8 Q 1:06.94 8
400 m freestyle S13 4:58.01 7 Q 4:56.85 7
100 m backstroke S13 1:14.59 7 Q 1:14.67 6
100 m butterfly S13 1:11.94 8 Q 1:12.99 8
Heather Frederiksen 50 m freestyle S8 32.79 6 Q 32.59 7
100 m freestyle S8 1:09.93 3 Q 1:08.48 Silver medal icon.svg
400 m freestyle S8 4:58.11 2 Q 4:54.49 Silver medal icon.svg
100 m backstroke S8 1:17.62 WR 1 Q 1:16.74 WR Gold medal icon.svg
200 m individual medley SM8 2:53.95 4 Q 2:53.15 Bronze medal icon.svg
Kate Grey 100 m breaststroke SB9 1:25.83 2 Q 1:26.35 5
200 m individual medley SM9 2:48.15 11 Did not advance
Rhiannon Henry 50 m freestyle S13 N/A 28.59 7
100 m freestyle S13 1:03.02 7 Q 1:01.79 7
400 m freestyle S13 4:53.98 6 Q 4:41.50 5
100 m butterfly S13 1:10.39 7 Q 1:07.51 5
Charlotte Henshaw 100 m breaststroke SB6 1:45.91 3 Q 1:45.28 4
Elizabeth Johnson 50 m freestyle S6 39.71 8 Q 39.40 8
50 m butterfly S6 45.94 12 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke SB6 1:42.84 1 Q 1:41.87 Gold medal icon.svg
Natalie Jones 50 m freestyle S6 38.13 3 Q 37.21 Bronze medal icon.svg
100 m freestyle S6 1:23.43 5 Q 1:21.53 5
50 m butterfly S6 44.69 11 Did not advance
200 m individual medley SM6 3:21.34 4 Q 3:15.20 Bronze medal icon.svg
Rachael Latham 100 m backstroke S8 1:22.71 4 Q 1:22.38 5
100 m butterfly S8 1:17.72 7 Q 1:18.61 7
200 m individual medley SM8 3:08.25 13 Did not advance
Nyree Lewis 400 m freestyle S6 6:13.85 5 Q 6:10.82 6
100 m backstroke S6 1:30.34 PR 1 Q 1:29.35 Silver medal icon.svg
100 m breaststroke SB5 2:00.45 6 Q 1:56.19 4
200 m individual medley SM6 3:26.94 6 Q 3:23.93 6
Mhairi Love 100 m freestyle S6 1:29.76 9 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S6 6:20.31 7 Q 6:15.31 7
Stephanie Millward 50 m freestyle S9 30.69 5 Q 30.45 =6
100 m freestyle S9 1:05.05 3 Q 1:04.52 5
100 m backstroke S9 1:12.34 2 Q 1:14.13 4
100 m butterfly S9 1:15.62 13 Did not advance
Eleanor Simmonds 50 m freestyle S6 38.39 5 Q 37.77 5
100 m freestyle S6 1:21.86 2 Q 1:18.75 Gold medal icon.svg
400 m freestyle S6 5:56.24 1 Q 5:41.34 WR Gold medal icon.svg
50 m butterfly S6 43.69 6 Q 43.14 8
200 m individual medley SM6 3:19.91 3 Q 3:18.41 5
Elizabeth Simpkin 100 m backstroke S9 1:15.65 6 Q 1:14.38 5
100 m butterfly S9 1:13.20 5 Q 1:12.19 6
Lauren Steadman 50 m freestyle S9 31.19 9 Did not advance
100 m freestyle S9 1:08.46 15 Did not advance
400 m freestyle S9 5:10.10 12 Did not advance
Louise Watkin 50 m freestyle S9 30.06 4 Q 29.80 Bronze medal icon.svg
100 m freestyle S9 1:04.91 2 Q 1:03.85 Silver medal icon.svg
400 m freestyle S9 4:54.46 3 Q 4:47.14 5
100 m breaststroke SB9 1:27.79 7 Q 1:26.10 Bronze medal icon.svg
200 m individual medley SM9 2:42.08 3 Q 2:40.31 Bronze medal icon.svg
Danielle Watts 50 m freestyle S3 1:28.74 PR (S1) 13 Did not advance
50 m backstroke S2 1:27.50 PR (S1) 6 Q 1:27.28 7
Frances Williamson 50 m freestyle S3 1:05.39 3 Q 1:04.22 Bronze medal icon.svg
50 m backstroke S3 1:06.75 2 Q 1:06.07 Silver medal icon.svg

Legend: Q – Qualifiers for the next round as decided on a time only basis. Ranks shown are overall rank against competitors in all heats; DQ – Disqualified; WRWorld record; PRParalympic record;

Table tennis - Paralympic pictogram.svg Table tennis[edit]

Eleven table tennis players were selected for the GB Paralympic squad.[1] Included in the squad was 50-year old Dzaier Neil who had previously taken part in the 1984 Los Angeles Games before taking a ten-year break from the sport.[54] In the individual events only Neil Robertson progressed as far as the round of 16 whilst the four teams entered won a total of just two matches between them. The squad therefore failed to win any of the four medals that were targeted by UK Sport.[15]

Men
David Wetherill competed in the men's C6 event
Athlete Event Group matches Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Bronze final
Opposition
Result
Rank[55] Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Will Bayley Singles C7  Wollmert (GER)
L 0–3

 Shur (ISR)
W 3–1
 Popov (UKR)
L 2–3

3 N/A Did not advance
Arnie Chan Singles C3  Pinas (ESP)
L 2–3

 Kylevik (SWE)
L 0–3

3 Did not advance
Paul Karabardak Singles C7  Morales (ESP)
L 3–2

 Ye (CHN)
L 0–3
 Lambert (CZE)
W 3–1

3 N/A Did not advance
James Rawson Singles C3  Unger (AUT)
L 0–3

 Silva (BRA)
W 3–1

3 Did not advance
Scott Robertson Singles C4/5  Scott (USA)
W 3–0

 Kobar (GER)
L 0–3

2 Did not advance
Neil Robinson Singles C3  Abuajela (LBA)
W WO

 Guilhem (FRA)
W 3–1

1  Silva (BRA)
L 0–3
Did not advance
David Wetherill Singles C6  Schmidt (GER)
W 3–1

 Kowalski (POL)
L 2–3
 Michell (BRA)
W 3–0

1 N/A Did not advance
Arnie Chan
James Rawson
Neil Robinson
Team C3 N/A  Libya (LBA)
W 3–0
 France (FRA)
L 0–3
 China (CHN)
L 1–3
4
Will Bayley
Paul Karabardak
David Wetherill
Team C6-8 N/A  China (CHN)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Women
Cathy Mitton competed in the women's C1–2 event
Athlete Event Group matches Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Bronze final
Opposition
Result
Rank[55] Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sue Gilroy Singles C4  Matic (SLO)
W 3–1

 Zhou (CHN)
L 1–3
 Almeida (RSA)
W 3–0

2 N/A Did not advance
Cathy Mitton Singles C1/2  Sireua-Gossiaux (FRA)
W 3–1

 Lui (CHN)
L 1–3

2 N/A Did not advance
Dzaier Neil Singles C1/2  Podda (ITA)
L 2–3

 Clot (FRA)
L 0–3

3 N/A Did not advance
Claire Robertson Singles C4  Zorzetto (ITA)
L 1–3

 Moon (KOR)
L 0–3
 Obiora (NGR)
L 1–3

4 N/A Did not advance
Cathy Mitton
Dzaier Neil
Team C1-3 N/A  Iran (IRI)
W 3–2
 Italy (ITA)
L 0–3
 France (FRA)
L 0–3
4
Sue Gilroy
Claire Robertson
Team C4/5 N/A  Serbia (SRB)
L 0–3
Did not advance

Wheelchair tennis - Paralympic pictogram.svg Wheelchair tennis[edit]

Team Paralympic GB had competitors in four of the six wheelchair tennis disciplines; men's, women's and mixed quads singles and mixed quad doubles. Peter Norfolk, nicknamed the 'Quadfather', won gold in the mixed quad singles, successfully defending the title he had won in Athens.[22]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jamie Burdeken Mixed quad singles N/A  Weinberg (ISR)
L 2–6 4–6
Did not advance
Alex Jewitt Men's singles  Kunieda (JPN)
L 0–6 1–6
Did not advance
Peter Norfolk Mixed quad singles N/A  de Beer (NED)
W 6–1 6–1
 Kimura (JPN)
W 6–0 6–1
 Taylor (USA)
W 6–0 6–3
 Andersson (SWE)
W 6–2 6–2
Gold medal icon.svg
David Phillipson Men's singles  Mathieu (CAN)
W 6–3 6–1
 Legner (AUT)
L 0–6 0–6
Did not advance
Gordon Reid Men's singles  Ammerlaan (NED)
L 3–6 0–6
Did not advance
Lucy Shuker Women's singles N/A  Domori (JPN)
W 6–1 6–3
 Gravellier (FRA)
L 6–2 1–6 4–6
Did not advance
Kevin Simpson Men's singles  Gatelli (ITA)
L 1–6 7–6(4) 4–6
Did not advance
Jordanne Whiley Women's singles N/A  Racineux (FRA)
L 4–6 4–6
Did not advance
Alex Jewitt
Kevin Simpson
Men's doubles N/A  Gatelli,
Mazzei (ITA)
L 4–6 4–6
Did not advance
Peter Norfolk
Jamie Burdeken
Mixed quad doubles N/A lost 22-1  Kramer,
Weinberg (ISR)
L 4–6 4–6
 van Erp,
Timmermans (NED)
W 6(4)–7 7–5 6–1
Bronze medal icon.svg
Lucy Shuker
Jordanne Whiley
Women's doubles N/A Bye  Arnoult,
Verfuerth (USA)
L 7–5 5–7 2–6
Did not advance
David Phillipson
Gordon Reid
Men's doubles N/A  Felix,
Gergely (SVK)
L 2–6 2–6
Did not advance

Media coverage[edit]

As with the 2008 Summer Olympics, the BBC aired coverage of the Games in the UK. The Games were broadcast in high-definition for the first time. BBC Red Button and bbc.co.uk showed live coverage throughout the Games, with a nightly highlights programme on BBC Two (simulcast on BBC HD), anchored by Clare Balding and Steve Cram. Live coverage was also shown on BBC One, BBC Two, and BBC HD on Saturdays and Sundays. Both the opening and closing ceremonies were broadcast live.[56][57] Radio coverage was provided by BBC Radio 5 Live.[56]

See also[edit]

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