Skooter reporting 08/31/12
On day one of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Great Britain have won their first gold medals.
In the women’s C5 individual pursuit, Track cyclist Sarah Storey sailed to victory after breaking her own world record in Thursday’s competitions.
Meantime in the pool, in the men’s S7 100m backstroke, Jonathan Fox took gold but was not able to improve his world record from earlier in the day.
In the Aquatics Center, Nyree Kindred and Hannah Russell also grabbed silvers. In the women’s S6 100m backstroke, Kindred came second in the final while 16-year-old Hannah Russell, her first at the Games, also took home a silver in the women’s S12 400m freestyle.
Great Britain’s first medal of the 2012 paralympics was won by paracyclist Mark Colbourne with a silver in the men's individual 1km time trial.
In another place, Ben Quilter, Britain's double world judo champion wrestled a bronze medal after defeating Japan's Takaaki Hirai in the men's -60kg judo, while 20-year-old Zoe Newson left the ExCel with a -40kg powerlifting bronze.
ParalympicsGB chiefs are aiming a record haul of 103 medals and second place in the overall table. They were in third position after day one, behind leaders China, who won six of the 28 golds and Australia.