Menu

Rio is GB's most successful Paralympics since Seoul

Hannah Russell
Hannah Russell Image credit: sportsister.com

To say Britain are doing 'rather well' in the Paralympics Games is an understatement.

There are still three days to go and the team have alreadly won their most gold medals since Seoul in 1988 - and that was 28 years ago!

Paralympics GB added nine gold medals to their tally on Wednesday breaking their achievement at London 2012 where they won 34.

Athletes including swimmer Hannah Russell, who swam her way to victory in the S12 100m backstroke, saw Paralympics GB closing the day with 43 gold medals.

Britain's most successful female Paralympian Sarah Storey said the "buzz around the camp was brilliant"

She added: "We're not just good at swimming, athletics and cycling … We've got so many sports we're really, really good at and it's exciting,"

There are more guarenteed medals around the corner for Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett when the athletes compete head-to-head in the wheelchair tennis.

Great Britain won 64 gold medals in Seoul.