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Tokyo 2020: Lee Pearson wins gold for GB

Lee Pearson holding gold medal
Lee Pearson holding gold medal

Lee Pearson (pictured above) has won gold on day two of the Tokyo Paralympics in the first equestrian of the games.

The rider achieved his 12th Paralympic title with help from his horse Breezer with team-mate Georgia Wilson galloping in third place.

Other gold medals went to cyclist Jaco van Gass and swimmers Tully Kearney and Maisie Summers-Newton who both set world records.

Van Gass was injured in Afghanistan whilst serving with the Parachute Regiment in 2009, he beat team-mate Fin Graham competing in the C3 3,000m individual pursuit final.

Kearney, who was born with cerebral palsy, took gold in the 100m freestyle after taking silver in Wednesday’s S5 200m freestyle final.

Another victory in the swimming came from Summers-Newton who beat defending champion Ellie Simmonds in the SM6 200m individual medley.

Cyclists Jody Cundy (C4-5 1000m time trail) and tandem pair Aileen McGlynn and Helen Scott (B 1000m time trail) picked up silver.

And at the time of writing Piers Gilliver has just won another gold for GB in the men’s individual epee.

Lee Pearson was born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita