Team Surrey Sports Park rounded off a very successful Paralympic Games on Saturday with a silver and bronze medal in two different events.
Women’s class 4-5 pair Anna-Carin Ahlquist and Ingela Lundback won their 2nd medals each of the Games after losing to China in Saturday’s gold medal match to take silver. This followed a comfortable win against Korea in their semi final match on Friday.
Guildford-based cyclist Rachel Morris defied the odds and won a bronze medal for Team GB in the women’s individual H 1-3 road race on Friday morning. Morris, who trains at Surrey Sports Park, suffered a dislocated shoulder in a recent car accident, putting doubt over her ability to perform at London 2012. Despite this she took part in two events at the Games, bagging a bronze medal for her nation.
A total of 4 Swedish swimmers featured in finals on Saturday afternoon, but sadly could not add any medals to their tally. Mikael Fredriksson, Christoffer Lindhe, Anders Olsson and Maja Reichard all came through their heats, with Reichard coming closest to a medal finishing 4th in the women’s 200m individual medley 200m final.
GB swimmer Hannah Russell finished in 4th place in the women’s 50m freestyle S12 final.
The London 2012 Paralympics saw Team Surrey Sports Park shine, winning our first ever gold medals alongside 3 silvers and 6 bronzes. Hannah Russell shone in the pool, while the female table tennis stars from Swedish picked up medals in individual and team events. World record veteran swimmer Anders Olsson added a silver medal to his impressive lifetime collection, while Meja Reichard secured a gold medal and a world record in the same event.
Bring on Rio 2016!